When the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates -- and how much -- are among the biggest questions taunting global markets in 2016. The central bank originally signaled as many as four hikes this year, then halved that forecast amid global volatility. Later, policymakers hinted at a hike in June; that didn't materialize either. Now the focus is the monetary policy committee's three remaining meetings this year, and TheStreet will bring you the latest developments here, along with comprehensive analysis of what they mean for your portfolio.
The Fed hasn't decided when it will raise rates, the agency's Chair Janet Yellen said in her testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday morning.
The efforts of the Federal Reserve to keep the banking system afloat with liquidity and the Congress' Dodd-Frank law has created unintended consequences that they are failing to deal with.
The next president of the United States could wield enormous influence over the Federal Reserve's future, and therefore the future of the U.S. economy.
A proposed rule that requires more capital for the largest banks might hurt JPMorgan and Wells Fargo, but separate changes could benefit smaller banks.
For the week of September 26, investors will get quarterly results from a host of major companies and testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
The agency would require firms like Goldman Sachs to hold additional capital reserves as a buffer against potential losses in commodities businesses.
It's not just the reversal of zero-interest monetary policies that represents a threat, says Barclays CEO Jes Staley. There will also be a major test of newly configured bond markets.
Focus on finding stocks of high-quality companies at good prices, Cramer advises.
Foreign exchange traders seem to want a stronger dollar. When it looks as if the Fed will raise rates the dollar rises. When it doesn't, the dollar falls.
Three of the 10 voting members of the Fed's monetary policy committee wanted to raise the target range for short-term interest rates by a quarter of a point.
Microsoft has delivered a new round of stock buybacks and dividend increases, and this continues to show that the Federal Reserve's effort to raise stock prices isn't dead.
All eyes are on the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision Wednesday afternoon and Jim Cramer says there are three possible outcomes after the announcement.
Yes, it's that time of the month again -- the Fed announcement.
The Fed is on hold for now, giving the stock market room to run, according to one investment manager.
The Fed wants to raise business confidence? Fed Chair Janet Yellen should try showing some herself.
As Wells Fargo faces scrutiny of an intense drive to sell multiple products to each customer, Bank of America and Citigroup's corporate and investment bankers are pitching the cross-sell.
The Federal Reserve will most likely not hike rates at its meeting next week, Wells Capital Management Chief Investment Strategist James Paulsen said on CNBC.
It now seems more likely that there will be a rate hike in December than next week.
Fed Governor Lael Brainard said in a speech Monday that the Fed has based it monetary policy on the Phillips curve, a model that doesn't apply to today's conditions.
The Fed has been 'very picky' about when they will hike interest rates, Amherst Pierpoint Securities chief economist Stephen Stanley said on BloombergTV.
Sales dropped 0.3% in August, the Census Bureau said this morning, dragged lower by automobiles. That's not good news for banks like JPMorgan Chase hoping for higher interest rates.
CNBC's Bob Pisani noted the market trends characterizing Tuesday's market selloff, as all three major indexes closed lower.
Deutsche Bank strategist Alan Ruskin told BloombergTV that an interest rate hike could lead to the dollar gaining on the Euro and Australian and British pounds.
The possibility of a rate increase is weighing on investors. However, two more variables may be adding to the confusion.
Don't expect the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates next week. They are way too cautious to rock the boat with inflation still so low.
Conflicting views from Fed officials led to the market volatility in the last couple of days as the debate for when to raise interest rates continues.
Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will step down from his position next February.
The Federal Reserve should raise rates at their meeting next week, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair said on CNBC.
Interest rates may be going up, but that won't hurt the housing market, says the CEO of home builder CalAtlantic.
The stock market likely isn't headed for a 10% correction, but even a hint of a rate hike has repercussions, says Craig Erlam, a senior market analyst at Oanda.
The market for sub-investment-grade debt is beginning to heat up as bankers start to tap investors with new credit offerings meant to back a range of megadeals.
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