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Six Reasons the FOMC Will Hike Rates Tomorrow

FMI’s commentary on the likely decision at the FOMC meeting tomorrow.

FOMC Minutes: Conditions for 1st Rate Hike Are ‘Approaching’

FMI’s commentary on the Minutes of the July 28-29 FOMC meeting that were released this afternoon and on the latest additions to the FOMC.

Yellen Has Only Vote that Matters This Week (Or Ever)

FMI’s commentary on the myth of the need for consensus in the FOMC.

FMI Weekly Data Preview: September 14-18

FMI’s complete Preview of this week’s notable data releases.

Data Round-Up: Hawkish Jobs Report Sets Stage for Sept. Rate Hike

FMI’s analysis of this morning’s August Employment report and a note on the 2015 Payroll Jobs Benchmark Revision.

Preview of Data Releases: September 8-11, 2015

FMI’s Preview of the rest of this week’s few notable data releases.

Labor Market Now Meets Fed Criteria to Start Rate Hikes

FMI’s commentary on the countdown to the September 16-17 FOMC meeting.

Presidential Election Will Not Deter Fed from Hiking Rates

FMI’s commentary on the myth of Fed ‘time-outs’ during election years.

Labor Trends Support Decision to Start Rate Hikes -- Soon

Mike Lewis' Commentary on labor market trends and what is likely to be a sooner-than-later Fed decision to start rate hikes.

Five Observations for the New FOMC Era

FMI’s Commentary on the FOMC as it enters its new data-dependent era.