Streak of 17 Raises Ends As Fed Holds Rate at 5.25%
- Fed lowers rate, considers paying interest on reserves. // North Western Financial Review;5/15/2008, Vol. 193 Issue 10, p26
The article reports on the move of the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee to lower the federal funds rate on 25 basis points to 2 percent. It notes that the decline is the lowest since November 2004. It also states that the Federal Reserve Board addressed the potential of liquidating interest in...
- St. Louis Fed's Bullard: Rate Must Rise Over Time. Siegel, Gary E. // Bond Buyer;9/29/2008, Vol. 365 Issue 32971, p2
The article focuses on the necessary increase of the U.S. federal funds target rate over time. Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis president James Bullard suggests this after calling the rate "usually low." Bullard says near-term growth and inflation are above all the uncertain and depend on...
- A Limited Sphere of Influence? MacFadyen, Ken // Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealermaker's Journal;Mar2008, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p26
This article looks at issues emerging from the decision of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board to lowering its target on the federal funds rate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had gone into a freefall, losing 460 points in early trading. In an unusual move, the decision to cut rates came ahead of...
- Fed Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged. Smith, Nicole M. // Bond Buyer;2/1/2007, Vol. 359 Issue 32559, p2
The article focused on the unchanged rates of federal funds in the U.S. Survey revealed that the Federal Reserve Board policy makers hold the federal funds rate at 5.25 percent. This could be attributed to the indicators showing firmer economic growth. The Federal Open Market Committee pointed...
- Projections See Stronger Economy On The Horizon; Effect Of Rising Rates Is Queried. Roberts, Ed // Credit Union Journal;7/5/2004, Vol. 8 Issue 27, p1
Reports on the decision of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board to increase its target for the bellweather Fed Funds rate by 25 basis points from its 46-year-low of one percent. Projected impact of the rise in interest rates; Projected growth of the economy; Concerns over rising interest rates.
- FOMC Ups Funds Rate 25 Bps to 3.50%. Ackerman, Andrew // Bond Buyer;8/10/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 32193, p2
Reports that the U.S. Federal Reserve Board policymakers have raised the federal funds rate. Views of the Federal Open Market Committee about the quarter-point increases in the federal funds rate; Elevation of the pressures on inflation; Strength of aggregate spending despite high energy prices.
- A New Strategy for the Federal Reserve. Wallich, Henry C. // Challenge (05775132);Jan/Feb80, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p49
On October 6, 1979, the Federal Open Market Committee adopted some new procedures for the conduct of open market operations in the U.S. This was one of three actions taken over that weekend. The other two, both by unanimous decision of the Federal Reserve Board, were these: first, to raise the...
- FED MEETS EARLY FOR DRAMATIC BORROWING-RATE CUTS. // CardLine;1/25/2008, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p9
The article reports on the decision of the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee to lower its federal-funds and discount rate targets each by 75 basis points in the morning of January 29, 2008. The Fed's target for the federal funds rate, which is the interest rate banks charge each other for...
- FOMC: Tightening bias, no change in rates. Koning, Rachel // Bond Buyer;10/06/99, Vol. 330 Issue 30741, p2
Reports that the United States Federal Open Market Committee has left federal funds rate at 5.25 percent. Shift toward tighter monetary policy; Implications of tight labor market and increase in wages.