Federal Open Market Committee

  • Economy Watch: Rate Hike Signals Fed’s Upbeat Outlook

    The Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates was driven by its positive view of the U.S. labor market and overall economic growth, according to the Federal Open Market Committee's latest meeting report.

    National 15 December 2017 19:08
  • Economy Watch: Interest Rates Stay Still

    As widely expected, the Federal Open Market Committee maintained the target federal funds rate at 1 percent to 1.25 percent. The committee noted the likelihood of gradual rate increases down the line.

    National 02 November 2017 15:16
  • Economic Consensus Masks Many Uncertainties

    While economists foresee little chance of a recession in the near term, potential policy changes could impact the course of the U.S. economy and commercial real estate values, notes Yardi Matrix Associate Director of Research Paul Fiorilla, reporting on the NABE's Annual Meeting.

    National 04 October 2017 18:11
  • Keep Rising Rates in Perspective

    Despite the Federal Reserve’s program to raise interest benchmarks, financing is still available for real estate transactions at historically low rates, explains Gary Limjuco, Transwestern's senior vice president of structured finance.

    National 04 October 2017 15:02
  • Economy Watch: Fed to Begin Divesting Balance Sheet

    The Federal Reserve will start reducing its $4.5 trillion in holdings next month, including $1.8 billion in mortgage-backed securities.

    National 21 September 2017 13:28
  • Economy Watch Weekly: Retail Sales, Inflation Rise in April

    The U.S. economy saw a boost in retail sales and the consumer price index in April, which could increase the chances of the Federal Open Market Committee deciding to raise interest rates at its June meeting.

    National 16 May 2017 16:55
  • Economy Watch: Inflation Edges Up in April

    The Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent for the month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While it's not the only metric the Federal Open Market Committee considers, the increase could increase the odds that interest rates will rise next month.

    National 15 May 2017 13:43

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