By Megan Henney Published July 20, 2019 The Fed FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Economy is weakening slightly, which is why the Fed wants an insurance rate cut: Fmr. JPM Chief Economist Former JPMorgan Chase Chief Economist Anthony Chan and People's United Advisors CIO John Traynor on the state of the economy and the outlook for Federal Reserve policy. President Trump has repeated the claim again and again: The Federal Reserve made a mistake by raising interest rates in December, the fourth time that policymakers at the U.S. central bank did so last year. Continue Reading Below The Fed’s dovish pivot over the past few months seemed to lend credence to that argument; for a usually slow-moving regulatory body, Chairman Jerome Powell’s signaling during his testimony on Capitol Hill last week that the central bank will lower the benchmark federal funds rate at the end of July seemed to represent a fairly … [Read more...] about Was the Fed’s December interest rate hike a mistake?
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By Josh Boak Published 2:56 pm PDT, Friday, July 5, 2019 Job creation roared back to life in the U.S. economy in June, wiping away fears of a slowdown as employers were hiring in transportation, construction and other areas. Job creation roared back to life in the U.S. economy in June, wiping away fears of a slowdown as employers were hiring in transportation, construction and other areas. Photo: Daniel Slim / AFP / Getty Images Photo: Daniel Slim / AFP / Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Job creation roared back to life in the U.S. economy in June, wiping away fears of a slowdown as employers were hiring in transportation, construction and other areas. Job creation roared back to life in the U.S. economy in June, wiping away fears of a slowdown as … [Read more...] about US adds solid 224,000 jobs; Fed rate cut may be less certain
Reade Pickert and Jeff Kearns Bloomberg Published 10:41 AM EDT Jul 5, 2019 The American jobs engine revived in June as hiring topped all economists’ estimates, likely eliminating the possibility of the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates more than a quarter point this month – without taking a reduction off the table. Nonfarm payrolls climbed a solid 224,000 last month, the most since January, after a disappointing 72,000 May advance, a Labor Department report showed Friday. At the same time, the jobless rate ticked up to 3.7% from a half-century low of 3.6% and average hourly earnings increased a less-than-projected 3.1% from a year earlier. Against a backdrop of subdued inflationary pressures, the wage and unemployment-rate data keep open the possibility of a quarter-point cut in the Fed’s benchmark interest rate, either at the end of this month or later. Traders trimmed bets on rate reductions after the report though still see a 25-basis-point cut in July, … [Read more...] about Strong U.S. hiring rebound dilutes case for larger Fed rate cut
Dec 19, 11:38 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Matthew Frankel 12/19/18 AT 10:36 PM As was widely expected, the Federal Reserve just announced another interest rate hike. This marks the ninth rate increase of the current cycle, and sets the benchmark federal funds rate to a target range of 2.25% to 2.50%.This article originally appeared in The Motley FoolWhile Fed rate hikes like this can certainly move the stock market, you may be wondering how this will affect you as a consumer. With that in mind, here's a quick guide to how you can expect the interest rates you pay to react. A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as federal interest rates are announced in New York, June 23, 2010. Photo: REUTERS Consumer interest rates that will be affectedSome types of consumer interest rates are directly tied to the federal funds rate, and therefore can be expected to increase … [Read more...] about Here’s How the Fed’s Rate Hike Will Impact Consumers
By Howard Schneider and Ann SaphirWASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In June 2006, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for a 17th consecutive time but cushioned the increase with a strong signal that officials were ready to stop the tightening cycle.Each rate increase in the previous two years had come with a cue that the U.S. central bank would continue to lift borrowing costs, but at that policy meeting the Fed said any additional hikes would "depend on the evolution" of the economy.gi Now, as 2018 winds down with three rate increases on the books and another expected at the end of the Dec. 18-19 policy meeting, the Fed may be similarly preparing to call time on a rate hike cycle that has proved remarkable for its tepid pace. Although the Fed had hoped to return its benchmark overnight lending rate to "normal" when it embarked on its tightening cycle three years ago, it may end up stranded at about half the 2006 level and well below the average from the 1950s to 2007. … [Read more...] about Will landing be soft or ‘chaotic’ as Fed begins to stop rate hike cycle