How relevant are Federal Reserve meeting notes in a changing economy?

Aug 17, 2022
Inflation seems to be easing since the central bank met in July. But analysts observe the dynamics among policymakers.
Wall Street often uses the minutes from Federal Reserve meetings to predict market trends, but the meeting notes don't always reflect current economic information.
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Reading the Federal Reserve minutes can feel like hours, but Fed watchers still pore over them

May 24, 2022
For those who understand Fed lingo, the minutes can hint at divisions or disagreements, and where Fed policy may be headed.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell at a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on May 4. We'll get the minutes for that meeting Wednesday afternoon. Get your coffee ready.
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Fed minutes will help interpret the economic moment

Feb 16, 2016
More on the factors that will weigh on the Fed's decisions about hiking interest rates further.

A breathless wait for the Fed minutes

Jan 6, 2016
The Federal Reserve releases the minutes from its December meeting.

The Fed's lack of clarity spurs insecurity

Oct 28, 2015
Analysts wanting to bet on the Fed's decisions find mainly uncertainty.

Weekly Wrap: the House, Fed minutes and the TPP

Oct 9, 2015
Catherine Rampell and John Carney join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week that was.

Inflation barely moving, despite the Fed's efforts

Aug 19, 2015
The Federal Reserve wants inflation at about 2% steady inflation.

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China throws the Fed a curve ball

Aug 19, 2015
July's meeting minutes will provide some clues on coming interest rates hikes.

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