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May 18, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Asset prices could drop significantly if pandemic deepens Fed warns

The massive global shutdown of the economy caused uncertainty and volatility in the financial market generating dramatic swings in stock prices. The Fed flooded the financial system with liquidity which settled the markets down but there are still risks. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said: Additional fiscal support could be costly, but worth it if…

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May 17, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

The FOMC meeting’s impact on the markets

LeapRate Exclusive... The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is a branch of the Federal Reserve that is responsible for discussing and establishing US monetary policy. They meet eight times a year (although they can meet more frequently if needed) to debate any necessary policy changes. Most traders mark these dates on their economic calendars due…

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June 18, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has declined. Recent data suggest that growth of household spending…

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March 15, 2017 BY Valentina Kirilova

Fed likely to raise rates as U.S. economy flexes muscle

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in three months on Wednesday, encouraged by strong monthly job gains and confidence that inflation is finally rising to its target, Reuters reported earlier today. A rate hike at the conclusion of the Fed's latest two-day policy meeting is already baked into…

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