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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The Fed was unusually chatty Tuesday

Jun 4, 2019
Five public speeches? Even for increasingly communicative central bankers, that's a lot.
Fed chair Jerome Powell speaks during a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on June 4.
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It's time for the Federal Reserve's annual game of musical chairs

Jan 29, 2019
The Fed presents a united front when it makes decisions, but not everyone on the Federal Open Market Committee has a say on interest rates.
People wait for a press conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, D.C., in 2017.
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The Fed talks interest rates with an eye toward the yield curve

Jun 12, 2018
The Federal Open Market Committee begins its two-day meeting today to talk interest rates. The Fed is expected to raise its target rate by a quarter of a point for the second time this year. And with unemployment reaching a new low last month and inflation creeping up, analysts expect officials to keep raising rates […]

Yellen leads her last Fed meeting

Jan 30, 2018
Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen ends a cautious four-year run. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.