Charles Evans

Tighten Seatbelts: 3 Dissenters On Fed Policy

Below is the full FOMC statement from today’s Fed meeting, and there are three dissenters on today’s new language stating a low rate target “at least through mid-2013”. These dissents are a big change because all FOMC decisions received unanimous votes since the Thomas Hoenig rotated off the FOMC in January, and he was the

Tighten Seatbelts: 3 Dissenters On Fed Policy

Below is the full FOMC statement from today’s Fed meeting, and there are three dissenters on today’s new language stating a low rate target “at least through mid-2013”. These dissents are a big change because all FOMC decisions received unanimous votes since the Thomas Hoenig rotated off the FOMC in January, and he was the

No Fed rate or QE2 change. Rate advice for consumers.

Today’s Fed statement acknowledges economic recovery is on “firmer footing,” and while the Fed acknowledges inflationary concerns, it’s choosing to ignore inflation pressure for now and keeping overnight bank-to-bank target Fed Funds Rates at 0-.25%, and keeping the overnight Fed-to-bank Discount Rates at .75%. They also said they’d keep going with their second round of

Fed: Overnight Rates Same, MBS Purchases Extended Through 1Q2010

The big news from today’s Fed meeting isn’t that they’re keeping overnight Fed Funds Rate the same at 0-.25% but that the mortgage bond purchase program is being extended through the first quarter of 2010. Same $1.25t target amount of purchases, but the extension gives markets more time to get used to less Fed help

FOMC Announcement: No Overnight Rate Change, Slight Inflation Bias

Below is the full text of the Fed’s FOMC decision from their two-day meeting that just ended. They kept short-term Discount and Fed Funds rates the same and said that ‘inflation will remain subdued for some time’ but this is a slight change from the April statement that said ‘sees some risk that inflation could