All Posts Tagged: fed funds rate

Instant Analysis: FOMC holds interest rates steady in May, signals June increase

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
View of a eagle statue on Federal Reserve building in DC

The Federal Reserve held the fed funds target rate steady at the May FOMC meeting, as was widely expected.

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U.S. Outlook: No sign of an April bounce so far

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent drop in Philly Fed Business Outlook Survey.

Preliminary signs are that weaker-than-expected data visible in March may be carrying over into April.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC statement for July

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Shot of the Federal Reserve on a sunny day.

The statement points out that the labor market has strengthened since the last FOMC meeting, and that household spending has been growing strongly.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC statement for June

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve at dusk.

The doves reigned supreme at the June FOMC meeting. As expected, there was no change to the Fed funds target rate, which remains at a range of 0.25 to 0.50 percent.

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