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Delay the 'dot plot'? Fed policymakers face communications quandary

11 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON As Federal Reserve policymakers grapple with how to downplay their quarterly "dot plot" projection of interest rates without eliminating it altogether, some are looking at a compromise: delay its release to reduce the chances that analysts treat it as a sneak peek of where Fed policy is heading.

Delay the 'dot plot'? Fed policymakers face communications quandary

10 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, June 10 As Federal Reserve policymakers grapple with how to downplay their quarterly "dot plot" projection of interest rates without eliminating it altogether, some are looking at a compromise: delay its release to reduce the chances that analysts treat it as a sneak peek of where Fed policy is heading.

Traders bet U.S. hiring slowdown will speed Fed rate cuts

07 Jun 2019

The Federal Reserve is just about done being patient.

Fed's Williams sees headwinds from tariffs, open mind on rates

07 Jun 2019

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO New York Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said Thursday that concerns about escalating trade tariffs and slowing global growth are boosting uncertainty and holding back business investment, but he is keeping an open mind on interest rates.

Fed's testing of new ideas for policy framework already underway

05 Jun 2019

CHICAGO Ahead of a landmark monetary policy conference in Chicago this week that has drawn a cast of "A-list" economists, Federal Reserve officials promised an animated and blank-canvas debate over if and how the U.S. central bank should remake its strategy for generating stable prices and full employment.

Fed policymakers promise response if U.S. economy slows

05 Jun 2019

CHICAGO Signs that the economy is losing momentum hung over a Federal Reserve summit for a second straight day as policymakers hinted they would be ready to cut interest rates if the U.S. trade war threatens a decade-long expansion.

Fed mulls next trip to zero with discussion of how, when to roll out QE again

05 Jun 2019

CHICAGO Resigned to holding trillions of dollars in bonds and buying yet more to fight future downturns, Federal Reserve officials are debating how to design future asset purchases to be as effective as possible in steering markets and holding down interest rates.

Trump trade war may push Fed closer to rate cut it resisted

05 Jun 2019

CHICAGO U.S. President Donald Trump may finally get the rate cut he has been demanding, but for the wrong reasons, as top Federal Reserve officials began warning this week that the global trade war may force them to respond. | Video

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