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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/united-states/interest-rate
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
22305Fed Likely To Reduce Balance Sheet This Year4/5/2017 6:33:34 PM"Further increases in the federal funds rate would continue and a cut in the $4.5 trillion in bonds the central bank holds would be appropriate later this year if the economy continues to perform as expected, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/04052017183334.htm
22219Fed Raises Key Rate To 1%3/15/2017 6:26:48 PM"The Federal Reserve raised the target range for its federal funds by 25bps to 0.75 percent to 1 percent during its March 2017 meeting. The decision came in line with market expectations as the labor market strengthened and economic activity continued to expand at a moderate pace, policymakers said. Interest rate forecasts point to another two rate hikes this year, the same as in the December projection."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/03152017180043.htm
22168Fed Likely To Raise Rates In March3/3/2017 6:19:25 PM"A further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be appropriate at the March meeting if employment and inflation continue to evolve in line with expectations, Fed Chair Yellen said in a speech in Chicago, further raising expectations of a rate hike in two weeks."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/03032017181836.htm
22112Fed May Raise Rates Soon2/22/2017 7:33:42 PM"Many Fed officials said it might be appropriate to raise rates again fairly soon, depending on incoming data for labour market and inflation, minutes from FOMC meeting held on January 31-February 1 showed. However, policymakers emphasized uncertainty regarding fiscal policies and showed concerns over the dollar appreciation."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/02222017193008.htm
22068Fed Might Raise Rates Relatively Soon2/14/2017 3:30:43 PM"The US economy is expected to continue to expand at a moderate pace and wait too long to raise rates would be unwise, Fed Chair Yellen said in prepared remarks to the Congress. However, the economic outlook and fiscal policy face uncertainty and monetary policy is not on a preset course thus any changes will depend on incoming data, Fed Chair added."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/02142017152714.htm
22015Fed Leaves Rates On Hold2/1/2017 7:14:02 PM"The Federal Reserve kept the target range for its federal funds steady at 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent during its February 2017 meeting, in line with market expectations and following a 25bps hike in December. Policymakers noted the improvement in business and consumer confidence and the rise in consumer prices and said near-term risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/02012017190245.htm
21888Fed Shows Concerns Over Fiscal Policy Uncertainty1/4/2017 7:29:12 PM"The Federal Reserve might need to raise rates faster than previously anticipated as the ""undershooting” of the unemployment rate might help return inflation to the 2 percent target. Policymakers emphasized their uncertainty about the timing, size, and composition of any future fiscal and other economic policy initiatives, minutes from FOMC meeting held on December 13-14 showed. The Fed last hiked the target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to between 0.50 percent and 0.75 percent in December."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/01042017192912.htm