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US Fed


US Fed signals easing of interest rate hikes: Will RBI follow suit?

December 02, 2022 7:22 pm

It is widely expected that the US Federal Reserve will hike the interest rate by 50 basis points in the December policy, compared to an earlier projection of 75 basis points.

US Fed's Powell: Rate hikes to slow, but adjustment just beginning

December 01, 2022 11:07 am

In an hour-long session of prepared remarks and questions at the Brookings Institution think tank - his last scheduled appearance before the central bank's next meeting in two weeks - Powell gave a short-term message that sent markets soaring

US Fed seen aggressively hiking rate to 5%, triggering global recession

November 02, 2022 11:07 am

The Federal Open Market Committee will raise rates by 75 basis points for a fourth consecutive meeting when policymakers announce their decision at 2 p.m. in Washington Wednesday, the survey found.

Some investors fear Fed will tighten rates too far as inflation bites

September 19, 2022 10:53 am

With markets reeling from last week's robust inflation number, interest rate futures late Friday were pricing in a roughly 20% chance that the Fed will raise rates by 100 basis points at its Sept 21 meeting. That number was all but unthinkable earlier this month, when the market was debating whether the move would be 50 or 75 basis points.

Stocks decline as GDP report raises fears of recession

July 28, 2022 9:06 pm

The S&P 500 was down 0.4% as of 10 am Eastern, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.4% and the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite was down 0.6%.

Follow ringmaster US Fed to save local currency, says Uday Kotak

July 20, 2022 5:32 pm

"Central bankers globally move in a herd led by ring master the US Fed. Whether easy or tight money. Go out of line your currency is crushed. Look at Japan, a 30 plus percent depreciation. That's the power of the US $ the most sought after asset in the world today. How long?" Uday Kotak said in a tweet.

Fed traders now fully pricing in seven standard hikes for 2022

March 15, 2022 3:23 pm

The last time the market for overnight index swaps linked to Fed meeting dates fully priced that much tightening was on Feb. 11, the day after U.S. consumer-price inflation numbers for January came in hotter than expected, prompting investors to wager on more hawkish central bank policy.

Why the Fed feels now is time to tighten credit more quickly

December 16, 2021 9:58 am

The central bank said it will reduce its monthly bond purchases — which are intended to lower long-term rates — at twice the pace it had previously set and will likely end the purchases in March. That accelerated timetable puts the Fed on a path to start raising rates as early as the first half of next year.

US Fed signals bond-buying taper coming 'soon,' rate hike in 2022

September 23, 2021 10:37 am

While no decisions have been made on the exact pace and timing of how the central bank will reduce its asset purchases, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said it seems "appropriate" that the taper could begin "soon" and be completed by the middle of 2022.

Five things to watch at Federal Reserve policy meeting

September 22, 2021 10:26 am

Here are five things to look for from the meeting, which wraps up on Wednesday