Tag Archives: Fed Minutes

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 21, 2019

The Federal Reserve released the minutes from its consequential January meeting yesterday, giving us (and Wall Street) the skinny on its new policy course that shifted from gradual regular rate hikes to a wait-and-see approach.  The minutes show that at least “several” Fed officials anticipate re-initiating rate increases later in the year and that the … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 10, 2019

A quick spin through the Fed’s December minutes shows that most Fed officials are set on slowing their previously regular rate hike schedule, only reinforcing the message that Fed Chair Powell delivered last week that the central bank will “assess economic conditions before considering additional interest rate increasing” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 23, 2018

Here’s all you need to know from the Fed minutes released yesterday, including next month’s rate increase, an apparent plan to continue rate hikes at their gradual pace (unless White House trade policies “scramble their plans”), and a wait-and-see approach to the growing list of tariffs – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 12, 2018

The full wrap of two days on the Hill for Zuck, including a Wednesday morning of generally more pointed questions from the House than he saw in the Senate – NYTimes and Bloomberg Some analysis of the Fed’s march meeting minutes, including officials’ confidence that the US will hit its 2% inflation target in coming … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 22, 2018

Analysis of the Fed’s January meeting minutes shows Fed officials suggesting that robust economic growth has created the right conditions for higher interest rates – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg The Upshot on whether a hotter US economy will translate into a corresponding productivity boom, a prospect that “should excite” Americans across the political spectrum … Continue reading

Your daily dose of financial news

BY: RK Blog | August 18, 2016
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The Upshot has taken a close look at the Fed minutes released yesterday and has found a “new framework” wanting [though not necessarily for lack of trying] – NYTimes Cisco’s axing 5,500—fully 7% of its total workforce—as it reacts to a shifting market that is favoring “software over hardware” – WSJ and Bloomberg A SDNY … Continue reading

Your daily dose of financial news

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 18, 2015

The Journal reports that Federal prosecutors are “actively pursuing” criminal cases against executives from RBS and JPMorgan for the toxic securities sold in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis. If filed, the charges “would be among the first pursued against specific employees of the largest Wall Street firms over the housing collapse” despite the … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 19, 2015

Chinese markets played Mr. Toad again today and went for a very wild ride, with Shanghai and Shenzhen shares falling 3% before being rescued by state-backed buyers who pushed them into a 1% gain at the closing bell – NYTimes Fed minutes release day!  Huzzah! – WSJ The Journal looks at the staggering rise of … Continue reading