Federal funds rate
Fed to Buy Treasuries to Ease Funding Strains
The Fed's move to grow its balance sheet comes after last month's “unexpectedly intense volatility” in the funding markets.
Fed Ready for More Funding Markets Interventions
“For the foreseeable future, we’re going to be looking at doing the sorts of things we did the last two days," Fed Chair Jerome Powell says.
Fed Repurchases Debt Amid Overnight Rate Jump
The repo operation, the Fed's first since the Great Recession, came after the benchmark federal funds rate rose to the top of its target range.
Fed Cited Sluggish Growth for Patience on Rates
Policymakers still appear to have left themselves "some wiggle room” in determining monetary policy for the rest of 2019.
Wages Finally React to Labor Market Tightening
July's robust increase in wages, the best since 2009, could prompt the Fed to raise rates more sharply in the closing months of 2018.
Fed Looks Toward End of Years of Stimulus
It may soon be time to drop language indicating monetary policy “remains accommodative,” Fed officials suggested at their June meeting.
Fed Raises Rates, Expects 2 More Hikes in 2018
The decision to increase rates for the second time this year “is another sign that the U.S. economy is in great shape,” the Fed chairman says.
Fed Rate Hike Could Be First of Four in 2018
The latest 0.25% increase indicates the Fed's confidence that the GOP tax cuts and government spending will boost the economy and inflation.
Fed Holds Steady on Rate Hike Timetable
The central bank appears on course to raise interest rates in December but is "monitoring inflation developments closely."
Why Banks Are Paying So Little Interest
In this interest-rate cycle, financial institutions are taking an especially long time to raise the rates they pay on deposits. Here's why.