Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:50 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Next week, the Federal Open Market Committee meets to decide on the direction of monetary policy. Currently, the fed funds rate sits at 0.25% to 0.5%.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 10:08 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) influences reserve availability using open market operations by adding or removing reserves from the banking system.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 12:16 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Will the Fed raise its targeted federal funds rate in September? The world will know after it meets in mid-September. Is it time to put away the punch bowl?

Monday, June 22, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With the Fed not raising its targeted federal funds rate on Wednesday, investors in certificates of deposit will have to wait on the prospect of higher short-term interest rates.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:55 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Janet Yellen and her Federal Reserve colleagues are still looking for the right time to raise interest rates.

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.

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.

Friday, July 18, 2014 2:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s Monetary Policy Report on stretched valuations in certain sectors moves markets.

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

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 18, 2014 4:53 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

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

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