Federal Open Market Committee

  • 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: Fed Holds Off on Rate Hike

    The Federal Open Market Committee did not increase the cost of borrowing at its latest meeting, citing positive expectations about the labor market, including solid job growth and a declining unemployment rate.

    National 27 July 2017 13:14
  • 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
  • Economy Watch: Fed Likely to Keep Raising Rates, Reduce MBS Holdings

    Though not definite, the Federal Open Market Committee's latest meeting notes hint that the Fed is sticking with its plans to make borrowing more expensive, while reducing the size of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet later this year.

    National 06 April 2017 13:42

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