What the Fed may be weighing as it decides what to do about interest rates

Marielle Segarra Jul 29, 2019
HTML EMBED:
COPY
A view of the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

What the Fed may be weighing as it decides what to do about interest rates

Marielle Segarra Jul 29, 2019
A view of the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
HTML EMBED:
COPY

The Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policymaking board at the Federal Reserve, meets this week. Every six weeks or so, the FOMC decides whether to raise interest rates, cut them or keep them where they are. That decision is not always straightforward.

Look at the data the Fed is working with currently: Unemployment is low. Consumer spending is high. But we’re also in a trade war with China, and growth is slowing around the world.

Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.

Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.