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FED raised rates to 1.50%

As expected, FED raised rates for 0.25 points, from 1.25 to 1.50% today. Here is the FOMC statement and economic projections. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Averaging through hurricane-related fluctuations, job gains have been

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FED remain the Interest Rate at 1.25%

FEDERAL RESERVE ISSUES FOMC STATEMENT Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year. Job gains have remained solid in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Household spending has been expanding at a moderate

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FED leaves rates unchanged at 1.00-1.25%

After hike in June, the FED leaves rates unchanged at 1.00>1.25% today as expected. Here is the full FOMC statement on July 26, 2017 Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year. Job gains have been

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FED raises Interest Rates for the second time in 2017

The Fed hiked interest rates for the second time this year, in a widely expected move that reflects the central bank’s confidence in the US economy. At the conclusion of their two-day meeting on Wednesday, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee raised their benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1% to 1.25%. The move was essentially

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The FED hike rates to range of 0.75-1.00%

Prior was 0.50%-0.75% Policy to support sustained return to 2% inflation Repeats labor market strengthening, job gains solid Business investment appears to have firmed somewhat Rate hikes to be ‘gradual’, that’s a small change from ‘only gradual’ previously Repeats that near-term risks to outlook ‘roughly balanced’ Excluding food and energy, inflation is still below 2% FOMC Statement from the Federal Reserve

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FED raised rates for the first time in 2016

The Federal Reserve increased its key interest rate by 0.25% on Wednesday. It signified the Fed’s confidence in the improving U.S. economy. Rising rates will affect millions of Americans, including home buyers, savers and investors. Fed officials raised its target for short-term interest rates by 0.25 percentage points to a range of 0.50% and 0.75%. It was just the second

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Roller coaster ride on Yellen’s speech

FED’s Yellen has a performance at Jackson Hole. Here is the main part of her speach …“Looking ahead, the FOMC expects moderate growth in real gross domestic product (GDP), additional strengthening in the labor market, and inflation rising to 2 percent over the next few years. Based on this economic outlook, the FOMC continues to anticipate that gradual increases in the

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‘Mr.Market’ is a little nervous, isn’t it!?

It’s not strage to see a strong down/up moves like this in the market, after an amaizing NFP data today. Why? Well, strong NFP data suggest the market players that the FED could hike soon, but on the other hand,  other indicators and new problem with’the Brexit’ are quite worrying for the future of economic global developments. That’s why even the big

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