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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/united-states/interest-rate
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
24596Fed Sees Tax Bill Impact as Uncertain1/3/2018 7:34:52 PM"Fed officials expect the tax legislation to boost growth although the magnitude of the effects remains uncertain, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. Last month, the Fed raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 1.25-1.5 percent as expected. Most participants reiterated their support for continuing a gradual tightening, noting that this approach helped to balance risks to growth and inflation."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/01032018193452.htm
23517Fed Hikes Interest Rates as Expected12/13/2017 7:21:00 PM"The Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 1.25-1.5 percent during its December 2017 meeting, saying that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. The central bank has forecast three rate hikes in 2018."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/12132017190710.htm
23406December Rate Hike Becomes More Likely Despite Inflation Worries11/22/2017 7:34:29 PMThe Federal Reserve said the US labor market had continued to strengthen and economic activity had been rising solidly despite hurricane-related disruptions. Several policymakers still consider appropriate to raise the federal funds rate in the near term if the economy stays on track despite concerns regarding persistently low inflation.United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/11222017193150.htm
23303Fed Leaves Monetary Policy Steady11/1/2017 6:09:56 PM"The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its November 2017 meeting as widely expected. Policymakers said the labor market has continued to strengthen and economic activity has been rising at a solid rate despite hurricane-related disruptions, suggesting the December rate hike is still on the table."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/11012017180247.htm
23195December Rate Rise on the Table Despite Weak Inflation10/11/2017 7:06:58 PM"Several Fed policymakers thought that another increase in the target range later this year was likely to be warranted if the medium-term outlook remained broadly unchanged, despite worries about the risk of stubbornly low inflation, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/10112017190603.htm
23129Fed Should Be Wary of Moving too Gradually9/26/2017 5:40:22 PM"Inflation uncertainty supports gradual hikes in the federal funds rate, Fed Chair Yellen said in a speech at the NABE meeting, suggesting another rate hike this year is still on the table. Chair Yellen also added that the outlook is uncertain and some key assumptions underlying employment and inflation could be wrong. Thus, a revised assessment could lead to an easier policy path."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/09262017173914.htm
23109Fed To Start Reducing Balance Sheet in October9/20/2017 9:08:46 PM"The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its September 2017 meeting as widely expected. Policymakers kept forecasts for another rate hike this year and expect a higher GDP growth while core PCE inflation is seen lower. In addition, the central bank announced it will begin reducing its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/09202017180231.htm
22928Fed Policymakers Divided Over Stimulus Unwind8/16/2017 6:24:19 PM"Several Fed policymakers were prepared to announce a start date for the shrinking of the US central bank’s balance sheet at the latest rate-setting meeting, but most preferred to wait for additional information on the economic outlook and developments potentially affecting financial markets, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/08162017182409.htm
22818Fed Leaves Monetary Policy Steady7/26/2017 6:11:35 PM"The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its July 2017 meeting and said it will start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion portfolio relatively soon. The committee considered near-term risks to the economic outlook as roughly balanced, but said it will closely monitor inflation."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/07262017175833.htm
22757Fed to Go Ahead With Gradual Rate Hikes7/12/2017 1:58:47 PM"The US economy is expected to continue to expand at a moderate pace although uncertainty persists about low inflation and fiscal and government policies, prepared remarks from Yellen's testimony to Congress showed. As a result, the Fed is likely to start reducing its balance sheet this year and gradually hike funds rate."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/07122017135209.htm
22727Fed Ready To Reduce Its Balance Sheet Soon7/5/2017 6:34:36 PM"The Federal Reserve is ready to start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion asset portfolio within a couple of months and the effect of such normalization on financial markets is expected to be limited, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. Policymakers viewed the recent softer inflation as temporary, mainly reflecting idiosyncratic factors. The Fed last raised the target range for the federal funds rate by 25bps to 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its June 2017 meeting."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/07052017183333.htm
22643Fed Raises Rate To 1.25%6/14/2017 6:19:43 PM"The Federal Reserve raised the target range for its federal funds rate by 25bps to 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its June 2017 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers kept forecasts for three rate hikes this year while increasing growth projections and lowering inflation expectations. In addition, details on how the central bank will start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion portfolio were also provided."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/06142017180100.htm
22531Fed June Rate Hike Is Still On The Table5/24/2017 6:19:35 PM"Another increase in the federal funds rate would be appropriate soon, proven that recent growth slowdown is only transitory, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. Fed officials also discussed strategies to start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion portfolio."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/05242017181935.htm
22425Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged5/3/2017 6:14:34 PM"The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate steady at 0.75 percent to 1 percent during its May 2017 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the labor market has continued to strengthen despite a slowdown in economic activity during the first quarter, seen as transitory."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/05032017180205.htm