All Posts Tagged: FOMC

U.S. Outlook: The Fed’s FOMC talks exit strategy in April

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing rising reserve balances at Fed banks.

The markets just got a big reminder that the era of extraordinary monetary accommodation may be in its final days.

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U.S. Outlook: Is weaker GDP consistent with the sentiment?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar graph of quarterly GDP performance of last two years and forecast of next two years

Despite overall weakness in the quarter, we’re seeing positive indicators of growth going forward, particularly in consumer activity.

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U.S. Outlook: Is the Yellen FOMC more hawkish?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing uptick in business lending.

Despite a weak start to the year and financial volatility in emerging markets, the FOMC appears to have doubled-down on its monetary exit strategy in March.

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Instant Analysis: December FOMC statement

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Closeup of pillars on exterior of Federal Reserve building

The FOMC tiptoed into the taper pool by announcing a reduction in monthly asset purchases at today’s FOMC meeting, starting in January. Beginning next year, the Fed will be purchasing $75 billion a month in agency mortgage-backed securities and Treasury securities, a $10 billion reduction from the current pace of $85 billion.

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