Fed's Evans says rate hike path, not liftoff timing, is key Oct 9, 2015 01:11PM

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Federal Reserve policymaker who has long called for deferring interest rate hikes until next year appeared to soften his stance on Friday, saying that what really matters is that increases, once begun, must be very gradual.

"While I favor a somewhat later lift off than many of my colleagues, the precise timing for first increase in the federal funds rate is less important to me than the path the funds rate will follow over the... (continue reading...)

Fed still plans rate hike this year, but not committed Oct 9, 2015 11:51AM

By Jonathan Spicer and Ann Saphir

NEW YORK/MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Two influential Federal Reserve policymakers on Friday reinforced Fed Chair Janet Yellen's message that an interest rate hike is coming by year's end.

Meanwhile one of the Fed's most dovish policymakers appeared to soften his opposition to that timing, a subtle shift that could pave a smoother way to the Fed's first rate hike in nearly a decade.

To be sure, New... (continue reading...)

Fed's Lockhart still sees 2015 rate hike despite recent red flags Oct 9, 2015 09:11AM

By Jonathan Spicer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. interest rate hike is still probably coming in October or December despite some conflicting economic signals, a top Federal Reserve official said on Friday, reinforcing the central bank's message over the last few weeks.

Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, a well-respected centrist and a voter on the Fed's monetary policy committee this year, said an international slowdown and last month's... (continue reading...)

High-frequency trading gives rise to 'liquidity mirage': N.Y. Fed Oct 9, 2015 08:53AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The growth of high-frequency trading in U.S. Treasuries has made it more difficult to gauge real-time liquidity to trade U.S. government debt in futures and cash exchanges, according to a New York Federal Reserve blog published on Friday.

High-frequency trading is an automated strategy that can move billions of dollars worth of trades among different markets in a fraction of a second.

How easily investors and traders can... (continue reading...)

Fed's Williams: September U.S. jobs reports had 'positive' news Oct 8, 2015 05:25PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (Reuters) - U.S. government reports last week showing jobs growth had slowed actually contained some "positive" news, including a big decline in the number of part-time workers who really want full time work, a top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday.

Nothing in the report changes the narrative that the U.S. labor market is improving, San Francisco Fed President John Williams told reporters after a speech here. Many economists and... (continue reading...)

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