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Fed is in Hover Mode as Rates Kept the Same

The US Federal Reserve held rates steady today following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). While inflation remains stubbornly high and economic activity robust, the Fed decided it was better to wait and see if the following months of rapid rate increases… Read More

US Federal Reserve Increases Rates by 25 BPS, Markets Hope for a Pause Going forward

The US Federal Reserve announced a 25 bps increase in benchmark interest rates matching market expectations. While some held hopes for a pause this week, prognosticators are now looking forward to the next meeting in June. What did change in the Federal Open Market Committee… Read More

As Anticipated, Federal Reserve Raises Rates by 25 Basis Points, Markets Pause – Then Rally

As was widely anticipated, today, the US Federal Reserve announced a 25 basis point increase to its benchmark rate as it continues to battle nagging inflation that has imperiled the economy. The vote by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) was unanimous in its decision…. Read More

FOMC Day: US Federal Reserve Increases Rates by 75 bps, Hawkish Going Forward

The US Federal Reserve increased interest rates by 75 basis points, as expected. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the target range for the federal funds rate to 3 to 3-1/4% and expects ongoing increases in the rate. The Fed said that it will… Read More

Federal Reserve: Interest Rates Poised to Increase; How Does this Impact Consumers?

The Federal Reserve is meeting this week to determine interest rates and the odds on favorite is for a 75 basis point increase to the benchmark rate. While it could go higher – perhaps 100 bps – most market observers believe 75 bps is already… Read More

US Federal Reserve Raises Rates by 75 BPS, More to Follow

As has been anticipated by the markets, the US Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate by 75 basis points. At the last meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised rates by 50 bps while setting an expectation the next rate increase would fall along… Read More

Will the Federal Reserve Raise Rates? And What Does this Mean for Small Business?

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) convenes today to discuss and determine if interest rates need to rise. Recent geopolitical realities, such as the ECB going all in as growth sputters, have pushed most Fed watchers into the camp that rising rates are on… Read More

Will Marketplace Lenders Feel the Squeeze as Interest Rates Rise?

As most Fed followers expected, the FOMC decided to increase interest rates nudging up rates by 25 basis points. The last time the Fed raised rates was almost 10 years ago. The back and forth chatter regarding when the Fed would act has been a… Read More

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