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June FOMC Announcement: Rate Hike and Balance Sheet Plans

The Fed

The FOMC concluded their June policy meeting today and announced, among other things, their interest rate decision: another .25% rate hike.

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Fed Officials Can't See What's Right In Front Of Them

Why is it so controversial to suggest that we should leave interest rates and credit markets alone?

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This Week's Fed Events

It's FOMC week! Here are this week's events related to the Federal Reserve.

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Draghi Wants More Inflation

The ECB's policy statement was meant to communicate that everything was going strong, but not strong enough to slow down the monetary expansion.

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Monetary Tightening as "Excessive Monetary Action?"

Tim Duy pretends that rising interest rates is an example of an excessive Fed, but overlooks the true monetary excesses of monetary expansion.

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Trump Fed Nominees

Trump has chosen nominees for two of the three open Fed board positions: Randal K. Quarles and Marvin Goodfriend.

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Beyond the Failure to Hit 2% Inflation

According to the Fed's preferred measure of rising prices, it has failed to hit it's 2% price inflation target. Enter “flexible price-level targeting.”

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John Williams: Longer Term Economic Challenges

John Williams thinks multiple rate hikes are fine this year, but has some concerns about the slowing growth of the economy long term.

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What Keeps James Bullard Up at Night

We all have our worries in life. For Bullard, it's that your cost of living is not as high as it should be.

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Fed Minutes: Details on the Balance Sheet Plan

The FOMC minutes revealed a Fed that is sticking to it's plan of two more rate hikes in 2017, as well as more details about it's balance sheet plan.

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