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Fed officials likely do not have a monolithic view on why the time is right to shift gears.
What does a rate hike in March mean for the rest of the year?
That March rate hike is more than just on the table.
I don’t believe the Fed is making a mistake by bringing forward this rate hike.
If the economic forecasts of FOMC participants remain little changed, then arguably we should expect that the median rate projection of three 25 basis-point rate hikes for 2017 also remains unchanged.
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Federal Reserve Watch: Moving In On A Fed Rate Increase Next Week
It seems as if all indicators are pointing to a Federal Reserve increase in its target range for the Federal Funds rate.
When the Treasury moves its deposits from commercial banks to its deposit account at the Federal Reserve, reserve balances at commercial banks fall.
Federal Reserve officials have been talking up a rate increase much more than they usually do.
Everything seems to be moving into place for the Federal Reserve to raise its policy rate of interest next week, the economy, the financial markets, and the Governors.
The financial markets are growing more and more confident that the Federal Reserve will move at the March 14th and 15th meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee.
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Mortgage Rates Might Rise The lasting impact of a Fed rate hike on mortgage interest rates remains unclear.
Yellen has been open about the need for future increases but unwilling to determine a specific Fed rate hike date.
Potentially, the initial Fed interest rate hike could raise rates on the long-term bonds used to set mortgage rates.
If the next Fed rate hike is small, it’s unlikely consumers will be impacted in any significant fashion in the short term.
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