All Posts Tagged: fed funds rate

Instant Analysis: June FOMC meeting

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The FOMC remains determined to raise the Fed funds target rate at least once this year, despite the disappointing first-quarter economic performance.

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Instant Analysis: March FOMC statement

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The big news today was the large downward revision in the FOMC participants’ expected Fed funds rate targets over the next three years.

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U.S. Outlook: Deflation fight moves overseas

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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Global central banks from Europe, Canada, Peru, Switzerland, Denmark, and India all made moves this month to loosen monetary policy and head off economic and deflation risks.

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Instant Analysis: December FOMC statement

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The cognitive dissonance between a dovish FOMC statement and more hawkish forecast and comments from the Fed is giving me and the markets a migraine headache. 

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