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Fed Note

Fed Note: The FOMC completed their September meeting, with an outcome of no interest rate policy change as expected, but there was something a little different to announce.  This was a more ‘important’ meeting, being one of the four per … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: No policy action was taken at today’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, which was the unanimously expected result.  The FOMC statement acknowledged stronger labor activity and housing, while also the negatives of slowing general economic growth as well as continued weak … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note The December meeting was again slated to be ‘the one’, as in the meeting where interest rate policy changed for the first time in a decade and almost exactly seven years after the fed funds rate was cut … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: Fed policy remains at the center of investment market focus, but the October meeting wasn’t expected to be a blockbuster one.  It didn’t disappoint, as there were no changes, but did leave December open as a possibility. The FOMC … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note  Well, this FOMC meeting was the big one, or at least had the potential to be.  But, again, investors hoping for higher rates were disappointed—the Fed kept rates as they are for now.  In recent weeks, the probability of the … Continue reading

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Brian Wesbury ‘The Triple Mandate’

Listen to Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Portfolios, discuss a third mandate of today’s Fed that goes one step beyond maximum employment and price stability and why he believes we are still destined for a rate hike in June. This … Continue reading

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