Fed's Williams Says June Good Time to Consider 'Lift-Off' Dec 19, 2014 12:57PM

In an interview with Bloomberg's Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco/CA President Dr. John Williams said the Fed is getting closer to normalization, needs to weigh pros/cons for right timing on lift-off. Dr. Williams said June would be a good, responsible starting point to consider lift-off.

Dr. Williams told the Bloomberg Radio hosts:

  • - 'Patient' was natural progression for Fed.
  • - 'Patient' means no move in next couple meetings.
  • - ... (continue reading...)

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Yellen says Russia spillovers to U.S. likely to be small, according to the post-FOMC press conference.


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UPDATE: FOMC Says it Can be 'Patient' in Approach to Raising Rates Dec 17, 2014 02:02PM

(Updated - December 17, 2014 2:02 PM EST)

FOMC says it can be 'patient' in approach to raising rates.

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UPDATE - The stratement from the FOMC follows:

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved further, with solid job gains and a lower unemployment rate. On balance, a range of labor market indicators... (continue reading...)


Fed Drops 'Considerable Time', Says Can be 'Patient' on Rates Dec 17, 2014 02:01PM

As widely expected, the FOMC dropped its language that it plans to keep the current fed rate at 0 to 1/4 percent for a "considerable time." In its place, the Fed used a slightly less-dovish statement that "the Committee judges that it can be patient in beginning to normalize the stance of monetary policy."

FOMC Statement:

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor... (continue reading...)


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