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Get ready for higher interest rates, FINALLY !

Janet Yellen and the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) finished their two-day meeting smack in the middle of last week … GREAT NEWS!

Higher Interest Rates in 2015… 181 more words

Investing/Financial Planning

Sep.17.2014 Market Commentary

The FOMC statement turned out to be little hawkish, but not as hawkish as to trigger a massive sell-off. The FOMC explicitly mentioned that the inflation expectation is less anchored than what it was in early 2014. 225 more words

The Punch Bowl Stays: Fed Keeps Interest Rates Low

The Dow Jones closes at a market high today at 17,156.85 after the Federal Reserve met and announced that interest rates will be staying the same.   282 more words

Monetary Economics

What's the Fed Going to Do Next?

The talk about what the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (“the Fed”) will do next is a fascinating example of investor behavior. The days leading up the Fed meeting and decision announcement is filled with speculations about what’s going to happen next. 296 more words

Asymmetric Observation

Fed renews rates statement, expresses labor market concerns

The Fed stuck with familiar language as it announced Wednesday that there remains “significant underutilization” of the labor market and expects to maintain rates for a “considerable” time after its bond-buying program ends. 360 more words


September 17, 2014

Stocks opened modestly higher this morning. The Dow and SPX are currently up 17 pts & .06%, respectively. Basic materials, industrials and telecoms are leading the way in early trading. 419 more words

Fed speaks and Occupy is back — 5 things to know today

Hello, friends and Fortune readers.

All eyes on the Fed today, as the Federal Open Market Committee concludes its two-day meeting with a policy statement and a press conference featuring Fed Chair Janet Yellen. 307 more words