Tom Graff

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5 Key Takeaways From the Fed Minutes and Powell's Testimony

5 Key Takeaways From the Fed Minutes and Powell's Testimony

This appears to be one of the most spirited debates within the Fed in several years.

Jobs Report: How the Fed Will and Investors Should Read the Latest Numbers

Jobs Report: How the Fed Will and Investors Should Read the Latest Numbers

It's time to move past the 'bad news is good news and vice versa' mentality.

Trump Bats .500 With His 2 Fed Nominees

Trump Bats .500 With His 2 Fed Nominees

Christopher Waller is the kind of person Federal Reserve Board colleagues will respect; Judy Shelton, not so much.

Be Careful What You Wish for When Hoping the Fed Cuts Rates

Be Careful What You Wish for When Hoping the Fed Cuts Rates

It could be a few rate cuts would improve business sentiment, but watch out if the Fed needs to keep cutting.

Where the Fed Is Headed

Where the Fed Is Headed

The Fed appeared to hint that a cut could be coming later as it focuses on expansion -- here's what that could mean.

Plot Thickens: While Fed Unlikely to Cut Now, July May Be Different Story

Plot Thickens: While Fed Unlikely to Cut Now, July May Be Different Story

The longer the Fed waits to cut, the lower rates will ultimately go, but so far there's little hint of action to come.

May Jobs Report: Why We Are Now in the Danger Zone

May Jobs Report: Why We Are Now in the Danger Zone

Here's how to read and react to Friday's important numbers.

Stick With the Shorter Side of the Yield Curve in This Market

Stick With the Shorter Side of the Yield Curve in This Market

This is why rates rose the day the Fed made such strongly dovish comments, and how you should manage your fixed income portfolio in response.

What Does It Take for Interest Rates to Get Even Lower?

What Does It Take for Interest Rates to Get Even Lower?

To get rates even lower, we do probably need the economy to get slower.

Fed Minutes Show the Market Needs to Rethink Its Rate-Cut Expectations

Fed Minutes Show the Market Needs to Rethink Its Rate-Cut Expectations

When it comes to inflation, the Fed may be risking their credibility.