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WSJ: Fed Rate Cut Hurts Lenders & Insurers the Hardest

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Fed’s emergency rate cut “took a direct hit” to banks and insurers. read more

Fed to Gain Four New Voters, Greater Consensus, in 2020

The Wall Street Journal reported that Federal Reserve’s rate-setting committee could expect more consensus in 2020 after an annual rotation of its members. read more

Fed Maintains Interest Rates, Notes Slower Growth of Business Investment

The Federal Open Market Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 2% to 2-1/4% at its November meeting. read more

Fed Raises Interest Rates in Response to Strong Economic Activity

The Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate to 2% to 2-1/4% in view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation. read more

Bloomberg: Fed Rate Increases No Longer Look Certain

Fed officials interviewed last week reinforced the notion the Fed will raise rates in September and Decembers. However, judging from a headline speech by Chairman Jerome Powell, Bloomberg notes this path may be far from certain. read more

ELFF Study Prepares Industry for High-Interest Rate, Inflationary Economy

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released a new study to prepare equipment finance firms for the possibility of a more rapid rise in inflation and interest rates in the near future. read more

Fed Raises Interest Rates, First Rate Hike This Year

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter-point, its first rate hike this year, in a decision that was widely anticipated by markets. read more

Fed Raises Interest Rates Second Time in Three Months

The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate for the second time in three months, this time to a range between 0.75% and 1%. read more

Reuters: Morgan Stanley Expects U.S. Rate Hike in March

Reuters reported that economists from Morgan Stanley are predicting a U.S. interest rate hike of a quarter point in the next two weeks. read more

Bloomberg: Negative Interest Rates Are Sign of Desperation

Bloomberg explains why central banks are resorting to negative interest rates and evaluates the impact. read more

Fed Notes Slower Growth, Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at its latest meeting and noted the economy slowed down at the end of last year. Stocks traded lower with the DJIA down 220 points by market close. read more

Reuters: Prime Rates Rise Following Fed Rate Hike

Reuters reported that major U.S. banks raised their prime rates for the first time since 2006 following a rate hike from the Federal Reserve. read more

Bloomberg: BoA Calls for U.S./Chinese Economic Divorce

According to Bloomberg, Bank of America says a ‘great divorce’ between the economies of the U.S. and China will fuel global currency and rates markets in 2016. read more

Higher Interest Rates Not a Panacea for Bank Profitability

SNL Financial said new research on the U.S. bank sector indicates that higher interest rates are not a panacea for bank profitability as competition and regulation are likely to limit the benefit of rate increases. read more

Fed Puts December Rate Hike Firmly On Agenda

Reuters reported the Fed kept interest rates unchanged at its most recent meeting, and in reference to its next policy meeting put a December rate hike firmly in play. read more

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