June rate hike looks less likely, as Fed officials express concerns over weak economic data - WSJ Hisenrath Apr 16, 2015 03:40PM

June rate hike looks less likely, as Fed officials express concerns over weak economic data - WSJ Hisenrath

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UPDATE: Fed says Growth Continued Across Most of the U.S. in Feb-March - Beige Book Apr 15, 2015 02:02PM (Updated - April 15, 2015 2:02 PM EDT)

Fed says growth continued across most of the U.S. in Feb-March.

UPDATE - More from the Fed's Beige Book follows:

Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate that economic activity continued to expand across most regions and sectors from early January through mid-February. Six Districts noted that the local economy expanded at a moderate pace since the prior reporting period. Activity rose modestly in Philadelphia and... (continue reading...)


Fed Officials Favoring Liftoff Later in 2015 Cited Dollar, Oil Apr 8, 2015 02:02PM

(Updated - April 8, 2015 2:02 PM EDT)

A meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee was held in the offices of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. and continued on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.

PRESENT:

Janet L. Yellen, ChairWilliam C. Dudley, Vice ChairmanLael BrainardCharles L. EvansStanley FischerJeffrey M. LackerDennis P. LockhartJerome H. PowellDaniel K. TarulloJohn C.... (continue reading...)


Bernanke's Blog: Should Monetary Policy Take into Consideration Financial Stability Risks? Apr 7, 2015 11:15AM

Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke updated his Brookings blog today, which is reprinted below. Bernanke mulls whether or not the Fed should take into account risks to financial stability when determining monetary policy measures.

The post follows:

In response to the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve has kept the short-term interest rate (the federal funds rate) near zero since December 2008 and taken other steps (like purchasing longer-term Treasury securities) to... (continue reading...)


Kocherlakota Argues that Fed Can Defer 'Liftoff' Until 2nd-Half of 2016 Apr 7, 2015 09:07AM

In a speech today, Narayana Kocherlakota, President Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, argues the Fed needs to show "extraordinary patience" in raising rates. Further he said, "I anticipate that it would be appropriate for the FOMC to defer the initial interest rate increase until the second half of 2016."

Below is the full speech:

Thank you for that generous introduction, and thank you for the opportunity to speak to you this morning.

The title of this speech is “We... (continue reading...)


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Mar 31, 2015 08:04AM Fed's Lacker Sees 'Strong' Case for June 'Liftoff'
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Mar 27, 2015 03:51PM Normalizing Monetary Policy: Prospects and Perspectives - Chair Janet L. Yellen
Mar 26, 2015 08:25AM Lockhart says June, July, Sept. FOMC meetings on table for liftoff
Mar 26, 2015 08:22AM Fed's Lockhart said they're watching the dollar
Mar 23, 2015 09:20AM U.S. Fed Could Improve Wording Used to Provide Forward Guidance - Fed's Mester
Mar 18, 2015 02:01PM Fed Drops 'Patient' Stance on Interest Rate; Rate raise 'remains unlikely' at April FOMC meeting
Mar 18, 2015 02:01PM Fed Drops 'Patient' on Rates
Mar 18, 2015 01:33PM REMINDER: FOMC Statement at 2:00PM ET
Mar 17, 2015 03:47PM A 'Patient'-Free Fed, But Definitely Not a Hawkish One
Mar 10, 2015 03:55PM Fed Leans Toward Removing 'Patient' Promise on Rates - WSJ Hilsenrath
Mar 6, 2015 08:35AM Change in Nonfarm Payrolls 295K vs 235K Expected
Mar 5, 2015 04:34PM Fed Stress Test Shows all 31 Banks Exceed Minimum Requirements (JPM) (GS) (MS) (WFC) (BAC)
Mar 4, 2015 02:02PM Fed Sees Growth Across All Regions; Strong Dollar Hurting Exports for Some Companies - Beige Book
Feb 24, 2015 10:01AM Janet Yellen Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress
Feb 24, 2015 08:45AM All Eyes on Yellen, But No Strong Signal Expected
Feb 18, 2015 02:02PM Many Fed Officials Inclined to Stay at Zero Longer; Dropping 'Patient' May Lead to Date Focus - FOMC Minutes
Feb 12, 2015 02:02PM Fed Will Release Latest Stress Test Results on March 5th, CCAR Results on March 11th
Feb 6, 2015 02:00PM Fed's Lockart: Jan. Jobs Report 'Quite Encouraging'; Sees Initial Rate Rise as 'Gradual'
Feb 6, 2015 08:36AM Jan. Change in Nonfarm Payrolls 257K vs 228K Expected, UE Rate 5.7%
Feb 4, 2015 03:57PM S&P Weakens Heading into Close After ECB Lifts Waiver on Greek Debt
Feb 4, 2015 03:15PM Warren Buffett says tough for Fed to raise given world events - Bloomberg
Feb 4, 2015 12:43PM Fed's Mester said she's comfortable with 1st-half 2015 liftoff - Bloomberg
Jan 30, 2015 11:08AM Fed's Bullard: Rates at zero 'not right' for U.S. economy
Jan 30, 2015 09:06AM Bullard said it's reasonable to expect rate rise June or July - Bloomberg
Jan 30, 2015 07:14AM Market underestimating home much the Fed will move, Fisher says - Bloomberg
Jan 29, 2015 11:41AM Gross: Yellen will raise rate by 25 BP in July or August
Jan 28, 2015 02:20PM Janus Capital's (JNS) Gross: Fed Rate Increase Will Happen Around June - CNBC
Jan 28, 2015 02:02PM UPDATE: Fed Expects Inflation to Rise Gradually Toward 2%; Can be Paient in Raising Rates - Minutes
Jan 27, 2015 11:17AM Fed Can Wait Longer on Rate Hike; Morgan Stanley Pushes Back 'Liftoff' Forecast to March 2016
Jan 27, 2015 08:48AM Strategists at Morgan Stanley pushed back their Fed liftoff forecast to March 2016 - Bloomberg
Jan 22, 2015 09:26AM Draghi says ECB could by Greek debt from July after SMP redemption (FXE) (NBG)
Jan 22, 2015 09:20AM Draghi: QE Will Continue Until Sustained Improvement in Path of Inflation Observed
Jan 22, 2015 08:45AM Draghi: GovC decided that purchases of securities of European institutions (12% of additional purchases) will be subject to loss sharing
Jan 22, 2015 08:44AM Draghi: GovC retains control over all features of programme and ECB to coordinate the purchases to safeguard singleness of monetary policy
Jan 22, 2015 08:41AM Draghi: Combined monthly purchases will be EUR 60 billion, to be carried out at least until end-Sept 2016
Jan 22, 2015 07:51AM ECB says further measures will be announced later
Jan 16, 2015 09:24AM UPDATE: Industrial Production -0.1% vs -0.1% Expected
Jan 15, 2015 08:22AM Nomura Provides Initial Thoughts on SNB Move; May Signal ECB QE is Imminent and Big
Jan 14, 2015 02:02PM UPDATE: Fed Saw Modest to Moderate Growth in Most Districts - Beige Book
Jan 12, 2015 03:55PM UPDATE: Fed's Williams Says June Rate Rise 'Reasonable' - Bloomberg
Jan 9, 2015 01:03PM There's 'No Preset Timetable' for Raising Rates - Fed's Lacker
Jan 9, 2015 12:07PM Fed's Lockhart Says Jobs Report No Reason to Hasten Rate Increase
Jan 9, 2015 08:52AM Fed's Evans said he doesn't see need to hurry to raise rate - CNBC Interview
Jan 9, 2015 08:36AM UPDATE: Change in Nonfarm Payrolls 252K vs 240K Expected; UE Rate 5.6%
Jan 9, 2015 08:15AM ECB's Hansson says ECB shouldn't encourage deficit expansion with QE - Bloomberg
Jan 7, 2015 02:02PM Fed Officials saw Rate Rise Unlikely Before April - FOMC Minutes
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