Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, April 27, 2015 12:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The yield curve could actually flatten, with longer term bonds benefiting from the tightening with price increases.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:58 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Fed keeps a key rate the same but signals a possible rate hike in the future.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 4:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting yield few clues about when rates will rise.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Fed is likely to modify the phrasing of its policy statement to signal that an increase in the targeted federal funds rate is not a “considerable time” off in the future.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:43 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A Federal Reserve survey finds the economy is doing OK, certainly better than the stock market.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from the last Fed meeting indicate the central bankers have an eye on Europe.

Monday, October 06, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s highlights will include a look behind the curtain at the Federal Reserve.

Monday, September 15, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s Fed meeting might provide a clearer look at the central bank’s playbook.

Friday, August 22, 2014 2:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Yellen discusses weakness remaining in the job market and how it affects interest rates.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

While the Federal Reserve has given stress tests to the nation’s banks since the financial crisis, the Fed chair’s semi-annual testimony before both houses amounts to Congress’ own version of stress testing the nation’s top central banker. But in her first of two days of appearances on Capital Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s so-called Humphrey-Hawkins

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