FED raises Interest Rates for the second time in 2017

The Fed hiked interest rates for the second time this year, in a widely expected move that reflects the central bank’s confidence in the US economy. At the conclusion of their two-day meeting on Wednesday, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee raised their benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1% toContinue reading “FED raises Interest Rates for the second time in 2017”

FED on hold with rates

After raising the interest rates on March 15 to range of 0.75-1.0%, FED stays on hold today with no changes in policy. The FOMC statement for the May 2017 meeting Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen evenContinue reading “FED on hold with rates”

FED hikes rates to range of 0.75 -1.00%

Prior was 0.50%-0.75% Policy to support sustained return to 2% inflation Repeats labor market strengthening, job gains solid Business investment appears to have firmed somewhat Rate hikes to be ‘gradual’, that’s a small change from ‘only gradual’ previously Repeats that near-term risks to outlook ‘roughly balanced’ Excluding food and energy, inflation is still below 2% FOMCContinue reading “FED hikes rates to range of 0.75 -1.00%”