FOMC Shifts Bias, Leaves Rates Alone
- If it ain't broke.... Evans, Mike // Industry Week/IW;02/17/97, Vol. 246 Issue 4, p92
Comments on the US Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) vote to leave federal funds interest rate unchanged. Outlook for funds rate changes in 1997; Basis of the agenda; Advantages seen from zero inflation; Implications for the economy.
- Commentary. Cochrane, John H. // Review (00149187);Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p271
The author comments on the paper by Glenn Rudebusch et al which surveys literatures on monetary economics and interest rates. He expresses his view on the patterns in Figure 1 which presents the federal funds rate and 1- to 15-year forward rates through the past two recessions. He notes the...
- FOMC March Minutes: Growth Not Enough. Newman, Emily // Bond Buyer;5/7/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31879, p2
Reports that members of the Federal Open Market Committee decided to maintain the federal funds interest rate in the United States. Absence of significant changes in the economic conditions of the country; Possible emergence of inflationary pressures; Fiscal policy.
- Gauging the Rate Cut. Bodamer, David // Retail Traffic;Oct2007, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p6
The author reflects on the cutting of the federal funds rate by Federal Reserve Chairman Benjamin in the U.S. He stated that the stock market went on a tear after cutting the rate into a half percentage point on September 18. He added that the drop of interest rates has helped ease credit...
- Why Have Short-Term Interest Rates Been So High? Clarida, Richard H.; Friedman, Benjamin M. // Brookings Papers on Economic Activity;1983, Issue 2, p553
The most visible and persistent feature of the U.S. financial markets thus far during the 1980s has been high interest rates. Observed nominal interest rates on most instruments traded in the U.S. debt markets have set record highs twice since 1980. Perhaps more important, "real" interest rates,...
- The Economy in Perspective. // Economic Trends (07482922);Feb2000, p1
Reports on the ramifications in the United States of a decision by the Federal Open Market Committee to increase the federal funds target. Definition of the federal funds target; Effect on the US economy; Interest rates and associated figures; Factors which affects the behavior of borrowers and...
- REASSESS PRICING AFTER FOMC MEETINGS. Filby, David // Credit Union Executive Journal;May/Jun2000, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p13
Reports that the United States (US) Federal Open Market Committee (FMOC) has increased its interest rates to slow the US economic expansion. Impact of an increase in the federal-funds rate; Responsibilities of the FMOC.
- Afternoon Rally Follows FOMC Comments. Riggs, Taylor // Bond Buyer;1/26/2012, Vol. 379 Issue 33653, p2
The article focuses on the plan of the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to keep the federal funds rate target to 0.25% in 2012. It claims that the decision of the FOMC to keep the rate to the said percentage is driven by the anticipated low rate levels of economic conditions. It is...
- Monetary policy. // Economic Trends (07482922);May97, p2
Reports on the movement of interest rates in the United States, since the announcement of an increase in federal funds rate by the Federal Open Market Committee in March 1997. Decline of the Treasury constant-maturity yield; Imperial yields on federal funds; Growth in the money stock.