The yield curve could actually flatten, with longer term bonds benefiting from the tightening with price increases.
This week brings new readings on inflation and retail sales, plus the Fed’s latest economic update.
Fed keeps a key rate the same but signals a possible rate hike in the future.
This week’s reports may show whether winter put a freeze on the economy last month.
This week will feature a grilling of Fed Chair Janet Yellen and updates on inflation and housing.
The federal funds rate will remain ultralow, targeting between zero and 0.25 percent.
This week brings new inflation data, updated holiday sales numbers and a Bezos birthday.
Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting indicate a rate hike may be a few months off.
For anyone keenly interested in the nation’s economy and financial markets, a full-fledged Federal Reserve meeting is a little like a present at holiday time. You’re not exactly certain what you’ll get, but you’ll have more than you had before. Whether the information is actually useful a year from now is uncertain. This week’s Fed
The Fed sees positive impacts from cheaper gasoline but is not so upbeat about raises.