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Source: Common Domain

Fed doesn’t want anyone paying attention to the dot plot, but here are 3 things investors won’t want to miss

Saturday 15:24 GMT

Since it started in 2011, the Federal Reserve has had a love-hate relationship with its “dot plot,” its graph containing the interest-rate path.

At the Fed’s January meeting, when no dot plot was published, the central bankers engineered a U-turn in policy, telling the market it didn’t know whether the next “adjustment’ in interest rates would be to raise or lower them.

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Source: Fox News

Federal Reserve signals no interest rate hikes in 2019

Today 08:05 GMT

The Federal Reserve voted to keep the benchmark federal funds rate steady during its second policy meeting of the year on Wednesday, also signaling that there will be no hikes for the remainder of 2019.

It marks a stark turn from its December meeting three months ago, when Fed Chair Jerome Powell suggested there could be as many as two interest rate hikes this year and one in 2020. “The Committee will be patient as it determines what future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate may be appropriate to support these outcomes,” the Fed said in a statement released following the two-day meeting.

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