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Fed to Raise Rates Twice This Year but Conviction Fading

Will the Fed raise rates again? If so, when? This is the question currently being pondered by many economists and explored in this article by Anu Bararia for Reuters.

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The Fed Chair’s Warnings About the U.S. Economy

At what pace will the Fed continue to raise rates?  Writing for The Atlantic, Krishnadev Calamur looks at recent comments made by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen to gain insight into the Fed’s possible next moves.

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Why the Fed Raised Interest Rates—and What it Means for You

Money Magazine details how the rate increase will impact Bond Investors, Savers and Borrowers in this article.

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Fed Raises Key Interest Rate for First Time in Almost a Decade

Global markets have embraced the end of the zero interest rate policy era in the US, sending international stocks higher and quelling fears that investors would recoil at the prospect of higher interest rates.

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What Would a Fed Interest Rate Hike Mean for Markets?

All indications point to the Fed raising the fed funds rate in December. This recent article published by Knowledge@Wharton examines what the impact of this strategy means to the markets. Topics considered include why the Fed is now ready to start hiking the rate, how they will continue with their strategy and how this could impact economic growth.

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When Will the Fed Raise Rates?

Kevin Granville of the New York Times explores the impact of the near-zero benchmark interest rate and what it could mean if the Fed decides to raise this rate in 2015. Granville looks at what top economists predict could happen as well as their opinion of what the Fed should do next to keep the US economy growing.

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Jobs Report Gives Ammunition to Both Sides of Fed Rate Debate

The unemployment rate has dropped to 5.1%, its lowest level since early 2008. That’s good news for the economy but bad news for fans of the Fed’s low interest rate policies. As the US economy continues to show signs of strength, the likelihood of a rising interest rate increase. This article in The New York Times helps to put some perspective on the recent developments

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The Federal Reserve Easy, Now

Will 2015 be the year that the Fed raises interest rates? This is the topic of discussion in a recent blog entry published by The Economist. According to the post, if the IMF has their way, a rise in rates will not occur until 2016 in the hopes of providing market stability. This blog entry examines various charts and indices, such as the Personal Consumption Expenditure Index and trends in the unemployment rate, to provide analysis on factors considered by the Fed in their decision-making process.

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Why Are Interest Rates So Low?

Extremely low interest rates are a global, long-term trend. In his blog entry for the Brookings Institution, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, explores what truly influences interest rates. Is it Fed policies or a wide array of other economic factors?

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Has Quantitative Easing Worked in the US?

With recent positive economic news, it might be worthwhile to review quantitative easing. Andrew Walker of the BBC World Service explores how quantitative easing works, why it was used by the Fed to try and rescue the economy and if the policy truly has had a positive impact on the US economy.

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