Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, July 21, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

Ahead this week: key readings on housing and a Harry Potter anniversary.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The Federal Reserve finds plenty of signs of a rebound from the winter slump.

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

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

Monday, July 14, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

The Fed chief will try not to make news before Congress this week, but good luck with that.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 4:00 pm
By Crissinda Ponder ·

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says she doesn’t see a need for U.S. monetary policy to shy away from the status quo.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

With the Federal Reserve expected to begin raising short-term interest rates next year, outside observers say the central bank should soon begin holding news conferences after every regularly scheduled policy meeting. If the more frequent briefings don’t start this year, then  they most certainly should early in 2015, the observers say. It was only three

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:53 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Even though the Federal Reserve chopped its 2014 growth outlook, Chair Janet Yellen is sticking to the central bank’s playbook.

Monday, June 16, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

This week brings another “song from the big Chair” at the Federal Reserve.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 4:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

A new Fed survey indicates the economy is picking up steam but still has issues.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:27 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Federal Reserve officials aren’t ready to raise interest rates anytime soon. They’re still trying to figure out how to do it. Just-released minutes from the April 29-30 Federal Open Market Committee meeting detail how officials are still trying to grapple with how to reverse extraordinary and unprecedented measures taken during and after the financial crisis.

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