Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Notes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate central bankers are impressed with the economy’s performance.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 5:23 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

FOMC minutes shed more light on discussions of decision to begin taper.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 5:55 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The Fed is less optimistic about the economy and uncertain about when to trim the stimulus program that has long helped keep rates low.

Tags: fed, FOMC, minutes
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:02 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Open Market Committee met on Jan. 29 and 30 and decided to continue purchasing $40 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities per month and $45 billion of longer-term Treasuries per month.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:02 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

According to the minutes from the October meeting, the FOMC discussed how to effectively communicate the path of interest rates and additional asset purchases.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The group responsible for monetary policy is divided on how to help the economy.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012 3:50 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s tea leaves are set to become even less obfuscated in 2012. At the January meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed will launch a new strategy for communicating the path that interest rates might take, the minutes from the Dec. 13 meeting show. This is what the minutes say: The subcommittee