Philadelphia Fed manufacturing gauge rebounds sharply in July to highest level in a year

The numbers: The Philadelphia Fed said Thursday its gauge of business activity in its region rebounded strongly in July after hitting its lowest level in four months in June.The regional Fed bank’s index rose to 21.

Fed’s Rate Cut Plans Stop Making Sense


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The facts have changed, but the Federal Reserve sure doesn’t seem like it is changing its mind.The central bank has signaled that it is all but certain to cut interest rates at its policy meeting later this month—so much so that the debate among investors has moved on to how big the cut will be and when the central bank will cut next.

Fed chief Powell says he thinks core inflation picked up a bit in June

” In a speech to the Bank of France in Paris, Powell said the Fed currently estimates the change in the so-called core personal consumption expenditure (PCE) price index was 1.7% annual gain in core PCE would be the highest since February.

U.S. manufacturing ‘is in recession,’ Fed’s data show

factory sector declined in the three months ended in June, the second straight quarterly decline, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday.Compared to 12 months earlier, industrial production rose 1.

Trump’s Policies, Not His Heckling, May Force Fed to Cut Rates

Business|Trump’s Policies, Not His Heckling, May Force Fed to Cut RatesImageThe Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H.Powell, has signaled that he and his colleagues could cut interest rates at their upcoming meeting as inflation remains stubbornly low and risks, including Mr.

Fed's Bostic says inflation is not trending away from target


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Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said Thursday that he was not concerned about the failure of the central bank to achieve its 2% annual inflation target.While inflation has been stubbornly below the central bank's target, "the best measures suggest it is close to target and not materially trending away from it," Bostic said, in a speech to a Volcker Alliance conference, named for the former Fed chairman, in Atlanta.

Fed Chairman Powell Cites Uncertain Economic Outlook in House Testimon

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Gold settles above $1,400 as investors await interest-rate hints from Fed Chair Powell

That’s the same day the Fed will also release the minutes from the central bank’s June meeting.dollar Index for the rest of the month,” said Chintan Karnani, chief market analyst at Insignia Consultants.

It’s ‘hallucinatory’ to expect a half-point Fed rate cut now — but economists still expect a quarter-point reduction

“I don’t think it is large enough to steer them away from an interest-rate cut,” said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust.” Tannenbaum said the Fed can package a rate cut as “insurance” rather than necessity.

Trump’s Decision to Tap Shelton Creates Political Risk for the Fed

ImagePresident Trump said he would nominate Judy Shelton, a conservative economist and former campaign adviser, to a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.Her name had surfaced as being under consideration for one of two open seats on the seven-member Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Trump Redoubles Attacks on Fed Chair, Saying ‘I Made Him’

Business|Trump Redoubles Attacks on Fed Chair, Saying ‘I Made Him’ImagePresident Trump announced Jerome H.Before joining the Fed, Mr.

Powell, Bullard dampen market hopes that Fed will deliver half-point interest-rate cut

Louis Fed President James Bullard on Tuesday dampened hopes by some investors that the central bank would deliver a half-point interest-rate cut in July.But Bullard said he didn’t see the need for a half-point cut.

Fed’s trying to find ‘makeup’ inflation strategy that works, Powell says


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Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida has been leading the central bank’s year-long strategic review.At the moment, the Fed has a 2% annual inflation target but the central bank does not take into account where inflation had been previously.

Fed’s Kaplan says he’s on the fence about interest-rate cut


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Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan is an influential voice on the central bank.monetary policy,” Kaplan said, in an essay published on his bank’s website.

DealBook Briefing: The Stock Market Hit a Record. Thank the Fed.

, nearly tripling its valuation after pulling off an unconventional direct listing of its shares, Erin Griffith of the NYT writes.ImagePresident Trump and Jay PowellCreditCarlos Barria/ReutersCan Trump demote the Fed’s chairman?

Fed Officials Make the Case for Cutting Interest Rates as Risks Loom

Economy|Fed Officials Make the Case for Cutting Interest Rates as Risks LoomImageNeel Kashkari, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, said that he had pushed for a 0.Neel Kashkari, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, said in an essay posted online that he had pushed for a 0.

Gold prices settle lower, then climb after Fed shifts away from ‘patient’ stance on rates


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Gold prices settled lower Wednesday, easing back from the previous day’s settlement at their highest in 14 months, then climbed after the U.Federal Reserve left key interest rates unchanged, but shifted away from its “patient” stands on rates.

Fed holds interest rates steady and has no plan to cut them in 2019 — but it leaves itself wiggle room

” After a two-day meeting, the Fed held its benchmark fed funds rate steady between 2.The Fed said the labor market “remains strong” and the economy continues to expand at a “moderate” pace.

Fed Faces Tricky Choice Amid Looming Risks and Trump Pressure

Trump has not relented in his steady critique of the Fed, blasting it for keeping rates too high to his 61 million Twitter followers.By lowering rates, officials could appear to be bending to Mr.

Five things to watch in the pivotal Fed meeting

Louis Fed President James Bullard will dissent if the central bank decides, as expected, to hold interest rates steady.At its last policy meeting in early May, the Federal Reserve said it was going to be patient for some time before changing interest rates.