Tag: Federal Reserve

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  • Janet Yellen and Interest Rates

    Janet Yellen Is ‘Looking Forward’ To Raising Interest Rates

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday she was “looking forward” to a US interest rate increase, the first in a decade. Policymakers are reasonable confident that the Federal Reserve will announced the interest rate increase during a meeting on December 15-16. In her remarks to the Economic Club of Washington, Yellen expressed confidence […]

  • Janet Yellen

    Janet Yellen And Ralph Nader Face Off Over Interest Rates

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen squared off against U.S. consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Monday. Yellen told Nader we need to take a cautious approach to the pace at which interest rises. In an open letter to Nader, the Fed chair repeated recent statements that the central bank should only gradually raise interest rates. “An overly […]

  • Federal Reserve Interest Rates

    Fed Officials: December Rate Hike Sounds Like A Good Possibility

      Speaking at a conference in Washington, the Federal Reserve’s Vice Chairman, Stanley Fischer, said that while earlier delays were justified it might be time for a rate increase when the Fed meets in December. He wasn’t the only Fed official to argue for a rate increase on Thursday. New York Fed President William Dudley […]

  • Fed Interest Rates

    The Fed Keeps Interest Rates Near Zero

    The Federal Reserve decided Thursday to once again delay an interest rate increase, with Chairwoman Janet Yellen pointing to “heightened uncertainties abroad.” Speculation has increased over recent months that the Fed would finally achieve “liftoff” this week, increasing rates for the first time in almost a decade amid signs of a strengthening American economy. But […]

  • Stanley Fischer Inflation

    Fed No. 2 Stanley Fischer: Rate Hike Should Not Wait For Inflation

    Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Saturday that he thinks inflation will eventually hit the Fed’s 2% target. Fischer made the comments in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at the annual Economic Symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He said “there is good reason to believe that inflation will move higher as […]

  • Fed Inflation

    The Fed Is Still Worried About Low Inflation

    According to newly-released minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July meeting, officials are still concerned about slow inflation and might hold off on raising rates until prices inch up. While inflation might sound bad – higher prices! – it also signals a healthy economy. Stagnant prices mean wages are also stagnant, with fewer dollars chasing too […]

  • Federal Reserve Price Inceases and the World Bank and IMF

    World Bank And IMF Want Fed To Hold Off On Rate Hikes Until 2016

    The World Bank is asking the Federal Reserve to wait until 2016 before it raises rates. According to Bloomberg, the bank’s chief economist Kaushik Basu said on Wednesday that the economy is sending mixed signals. The World Bank also cut its forecast for US growth to 2.7% in 2015 from an original estimate of 3.2%. […]