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.
Trump Taps Former Pizza Exec Cain for Fed Seat
Fed veterans are concerned Trump is seeking to reshape the central bank with political loyalists Herman Cain and Stephen Moore.
What Happens When the Bid Goes to Zero?
If the Fed is going to conduct monetary policy by manipulating asset prices, it should expect to see periods of extreme market volatility.
Fed Stays on Track for Gradual Rate Hikes
The central bank didn't raise rates on Wednesday but reiterated that "further gradual increases" would be consistent with economic conditions.
Will Trump’s Attempt to Manipulate Monetary Policy Backfire?
When politicians start chiming in on monetary policy, they actually can torpedo sensible policy: opinion.
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.
Producer Prices Drop for 1st Time Since March
The 0.4% decline suggests inflationary pressures remain muted, possibly dampening prospects for an interest rate hike next month.
Fed Leaves Benchmark Interest Rate Unchanged
With recent economic indicators mixed, a "cautious approach to adjusting monetary policy remains appropriate," the Fed says.
Yellen Suggests No Rate Hike in ‘Coming Months’
The Fed chair says signs of a weakening jobs growth are "concerning" but she is still optimistic about the labor market and inflation.
Labor Cost Benchmark Rises Only 0.6% in Q1
“We continue to be on track for very slow progress,” an economist says of the small increase in wages despite a strengthening labor market.
Moody’s Questions Success of Negative Rates
The ratings agency says the 'ultra-loose monetary policy' in Sweden 'risks leading to an (ultimately unsustainable) asset bubble.'