The Fed


The Fed's lack of clarity spurs insecurity

Oct 28, 2015
Analysts wanting to bet on the Fed's decisions find mainly uncertainty.
Posted In: Fed minutes, Fed, The Fed

Saving seniors hope for higher interest rates

Sep 17, 2015
So do pension fund managers.
Posted In: interest rates, Fed, The Fed
The  Financial Services Committee heard testimony from Chairwomen Yellen on the Federal Reserves monetary policy and the state of the US economy on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

A question for the Fed: What inflation?

Mar 16, 2015
A closer look at one of the indicators of inflation.
Posted In: The Fed, interest rates, inflation

2015 could be the year the Fed hikes interest rates

Jan 5, 2015
How much could interest rates go up this year? And what would that mean for consumers?
Posted In: The Fed, interest rates, bankrate

Wealth gap in U.S. widens among races

Dec 16, 2014
One big reason for the growing divide: The disparity in asset wealth.
Posted In: recession, race, wealth, pew research center, The Fed, Housing
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

How will the Fed respond to plummeting oil prices?

Dec 16, 2014
Cheap oil could make the Fed cautious about raising interest rates. Or not.
Posted In: Oil, gas prices, The Fed, Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC.

The thinking behind the Fed's next move

Dec 9, 2014
Some are expecting a signal that interest rates will go up soon.
Posted In: The Fed, Federal Reserve, Open Market Committee, global economy
The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. According to the Fed, daily hotel room rates in Southern California have risen to pre-recession levels.

Highlights from the Fed's beige book

Dec 3, 2014
It brims with economic tidbits on such things as hotel rates and e-commerce.
Posted In: The Fed, Beige Book, Thanksgiving, hotels, e-commerce
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen attends a Nov. 7 session of an international symposium on central banking  in Paris.

Avoiding the 'regulatory capture' trap

Nov 21, 2014
The Senate grills the president of the New York Fed about perceived coziness with the banks and people it oversees.
Posted In: The Fed, Federal Reserve, regulatory capture, Banks, Congress
 U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Janet Yellen during a press conference to nominate her to head the Federal Reserve in the State Dining Room at the White House.

Whatever happens election day, it's Yellen's economy

Nov 3, 2014
If balances of power change in the election, the chairman of the Fed won't.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, chairman of the federal reserve, The Fed, Barack Obama