Tag: Fed

The Fed Beige Book

See Also: Economic Indicators Balance of Payments Supply and Demand Elasticity Stagflation What are the Twin Deficits? Federal Reserve Beige Book The Fed beige book is more formally known as the “Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions.” The beige book describes economic conditions in each of the twelve Federal Reserve Bank districts. The beige

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What Will the Fed Do?

The Federal Open Market Committee is expected to announce a third consecutive cut in the federal funds rate today. Equities were up early, but have fallen to near their open in advance of the announcement which will come later today. What will the Fed do? What Will the Fed Do? It would seem that the

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Fed Lowers Rate Target – Time to Pop the Cork?

Yesterday afternoon, the Federal Open Market Committee did what nobody expected. The Fed lowers rate target. If you paid any attention to published reports, then they acknowledged what was already priced in by the futures markets and lowered its target for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 4.75%. While US equity markets

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