A look at investor risk tolerance and how Fed policy continues to steer investors toward riskier assets.
CD rates are still at historical lows all over the country, but some cities enjoy higher rates than others.
Ben Bernanke, in his last public remarks as Fed chairman, defended quantitative easing and brushed aside concerns about inflation and capital losses.
The Federal Reserve will cut back on monthly asset purchases and will keep rates low far into the future.
Investors face risk when they move from cash to stocks after a market rally.
The party will come to an end as the Federal Reserve ends its bond buying program. The prices on many risky assets will fall, but that may not be a bad thing.
It may not be a “recovery summer” but the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book shows broad but measured growth across many industries and areas of the country.
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.
FOMC members are split on when to end quantitative easing, some favoring as early as the end of this year.
The Fed, faced with a laundry list of economic troubles and stubborn unemployment, decided to go all-in on job growth.