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27467Fed Policymakers Unsure on Future Rate Hikes: Minutes2/20/2019 7:38:38 PM"Many Fed officials suggested that it was not yet clear what adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate may be appropriate later this year, minutes of the January meeting showed. Policymakers also noted that some risks to the downside had increased and pledged to end reductions to its balance sheet before the end of 2019."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/united-states/interest-rate
27363Fed Signals Hold on Rate Increases1/31/2019 12:31:24 PMThe Federal Reserve held the target range for the federal funds rate at 2.25-2.5 percent during its first policy meeting of 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be patient about further policy firming in light of recent global economic and financial developments and muted inflation pressures.United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/01302019190619.htm
27287Fed Cautious on Future Rate Hikes1/9/2019 7:31:11 PM"Federal Reserve officials revised down their assessments of the appropriate path for monetary policy amid growing concerns about volatility in financial markets, trade tensions and uncertain global growth, minutes from the last FOMC meeting showed. Policymakers also noted that the central bank could afford to be patient about further policy firming as inflation remains muted."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/01092019192245.htm
27219"Fed Raises Rates, Signals Fewer Hikes in 2019"12/19/2018 7:25:24 PMThe Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate by 25bps to 2.25-2.5 percent during its December meeting and lowered forecasts for interest rate hikes in 2019 amid recent volatility in financial markets and slowing global growth. It is the fourth hike this year on the back of solid economic growth and strong labor market and despite heavy criticism from President Donald Trump.United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/12192018190626.htm
27113Fed Likely to Raise Rates in December11/29/2018 7:33:11 PM"The Fed considered that another increase in the federal funds rate is likely to be warranted fairly soon, suggesting a rate hike at the upcoming meeting in December, FOMC minutes showed. Policymakers also said that monetary policy is not on a preset course and can be adjusted according to incoming economic data."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/11292018193311.htm
27027"Fed Holds Rates as Expected, Signals December Hike"11/8/2018 7:27:30 PM"The Federal Reserve kept the target range for the federal funds rate at 2 percent to 2.25 percent during its November 2018 meeting, saying that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate while inflation remains near its 2 percent target. The Fed also reaffirmed its plans to continue raising rates gradually, suggesting a rate hike at its next meeting in December is likely."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/11082018190354.htm
26924Further and Gradual Rate Hikes Likely to Continue10/17/2018 6:22:42 PM"The Fed considered that further gradual increases in the target range for the federal funds rate would be necessary to achieve a sustained economic expansion, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. Some Fed officials said policy would need to become modestly restrictive for a time and other judged that it would be necessary to temporarily raise rates above the normalization level to prevent inflation from overshooting the 2 percent target."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/10172018182242.htm
25825Fed Hikes Rates as Expected9/26/2018 6:23:13 PM"The Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate by 25bps to 2 percent to 2.25 percent during its September 2018 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers expect one more rate hike this year, 3 increases in 2019 and 1 in 2020, in line with previous expectations."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/09262018180320.htm
25682Fed Sees Further and Gradual Rate Hikes as Appropriate8/24/2018 2:25:59 PM"The economy is strong, inflation is near the 2 percent objective, and most people who want a job are finding one, Fed Chair Powell said at the Jackson Hole symposium, suggesting the Fed is likely to raise rates again next month."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/08242018142316.htm
25668Fed Shows Concerns Over Trade War8/22/2018 6:29:09 PM"Fed officials expect GDP growth to slow from its second-quarter rate but to remain strong, although ongoing trade disputes remain an important source of uncertainty and risks, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. The Fed also signaled it will likely raise rates next month."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/08222018182455.htm
25574Fed Leaves Rates Steady8/1/2018 6:08:35 PM"The Federal Reserve kept the target range for the federal funds rate at 1.75 percent to 2 percent during its August 2018 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the labor market has continued to strengthen and economic activity has been rising at a strong rate, suggesting a rate hike at its next meeting in September is likely."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/08012018180303.htm
25451Fed Sees Intensified Risks Around Trade Policy7/5/2018 6:28:12 PM"Fed officials reaffirmed their commitment to gradually raising rates but noted that uncertainty and risks associated with trade policy had intensified, which could eventually have negative effects on business sentiment and investment spending, minutes of the Fed's June meeting showed."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/07052018182602.htm
25361Fed Hikes Rates6/13/2018 6:35:30 PM"The Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a range of between 1.75 percent and 2 percent during its June meeting, saying that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Policymakers projected two additional hikes by the end of this year, compared to one previously estimated."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/06132018180220.htm
25257"Fed Signals Next Rate Hike Soon, June on the Table"5/23/2018 6:37:19 PM"It will soon be appropriate for the Fed to raise rates if incoming information broadly confirms the current economic outlook, minutes from the last FOMC meeting showed, pointing to a rate hike at the June meeting. Policymakers also said that a temporary period of inflation above 2 percent would still be consistent with the Committee's objective."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/05232018183719.htm
25156Fed Leaves Rates on Hold5/2/2018 6:01:55 PM"The Federal Reserve left its target range for the federal funds rate steady at 1.5-1.75 percent during its May 2018 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the labor market has continued to strengthen, economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate and both inflation and core inflation have moved close to 2%, suggesting a June rate hike is on the table."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/05022018180155.htm
25053Fed Sees Stronger Economy and Inflation4/11/2018 6:27:39 PM"The outlook for the economy strengthened and inflation is expected to move up in coming months, minutes from the last FOMC meeting showed. Almost all officials agreed that a gradual tightening remains appropriate while some participants see a slightly steeper path of rate hikes. The Federal Reserve also mentioned the prospect of retaliatory trade actions by other countries as well as other issues and uncertainties associated with trade policies as downside risks for the economy."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/04112018182739.htm
24968Fed Hikes Interest Rates as Expected3/21/2018 6:17:12 PM"The Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 1.5-1.75 percent during its March 2018 meeting, in line with market expectations, saying the economic outlook has strengthened in recent months. Also, the Fed raised its growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019 and projections pointed to an extra rate increase in 2019."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/03212018180251.htm
24847Fed Remains On Course For More Rate Hikes2/27/2018 2:14:38 PM"The Federal Reserve remains on course for more interest rate hikes despite the stimulus of tax cuts and government spending and market volatility, New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said in a prepared remarks released early by the House Financial Service committee. The job market remains robust, consumer spending is solid and wage growth is accelerating, the chairman emphasized."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/02272018141438.htm
24820Stronger Outlook Points to Further Rate Hikes: Fed Minutes2/21/2018 7:25:47 PM"The rate of economic growth in 2018 is expected to exceed the FOMC's estimates and labor market conditions are set to strengthen further over the medium term, raising the likelihood that further gradual policy firming would be appropriate, minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/02212018192547.htm
24720Fed Leaves Rates Steady1/31/2018 7:18:18 PMThe Federal Reserve kept its target range for the federal funds rate unchanged at 1.25-1.5 percent on January 31st 2018 but signaled a rate hike in March is on the table. Policymakers said inflation is seen rising this year and economic conditions are expected to evolve in a manner that will warrant further gradual increases in the federal funds rate.United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/01312018190156.htm