All Posts Tagged: FOMC

Instant Analysis: October FOMC minutes

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve

Key observations: October FOMC minutes were not dovish enough for markets. Solid jobs reports could trigger tapering announcement in January. The minutes of the October FOMC meeting were not dovish enough for the markets to sustain their recent rally. Both stock and bonds sold off in the afternoon following the release of the minutes. The […]

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U.S. Outlook: The pause that refreshes?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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In this week’s U.S. Outlook report, I consider the Fed’s continuing asset purchases and what it could mean for your finances. Below is a brief summary followed by a link to the full report, delivered on Nov. 1, 2013. Key observations: Since September Fed meeting, mortgage rates have dropped by about a half a percentage […]

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U.S. Outlook: What the employment report is telling us

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph of the unemployment rate.

My main focus in this week’s U.S. Outlook is the September employment report and what it could mean for our country’s economic future. Below is a brief summary followed by a link to the full report, delivered on Oct. 25, 2013. Key observations: There was little to cheer about in September’s jobs numbers, and there […]

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