Monetary Policy

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New Faces on FOMC Will Not Shift Policy Direction

FMI’s commentary on vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and on the likely effect -- minimal -- of Trump’s nominees on policy.

FOMC Stays Course: Another Hike in December, Three in 2019

FMI’s commentary on today’s FOMC post-meeting statement and Powell’s news conference.

Fed’s ‘Third Mandate’ Will Compel Continued Tightening

FMI’s commentary on progress toward the Fed’s mandates, including the mostly-forgotten third one.

FOMC Takes ‘Strong’ Stand on the Economy

FMI’s commentary on today’s FOMC post-meeting statement.

Ultra-Dovish Minneapolis Fed Filed Early Rate Hike Request in June

FMI’s comments on today’s Fed Discount Rate Meetings for June.

For Powell Fed, Less Would Be More

FMI’s commentary on how Jay Powell could improve further on his pretty good start as Fed chairman. Unfortunately, we harbor no illusions that these recommendations will be adopted. We offer them as food for thought -- and perhaps a smile -- for a Friday afternoon.

Federal Tax Cut Means More Revenue for Some States

FMI’s commentary on complications for the states from the federal tax cut plus some other short topics

Data Round-Up: Core PPI Moderates, But Remains Well Above Fed Target

FMI’s analyses of this morning’s April PPI report, including a review of the latest high-frequency price measures.

Minutes Show FOMC Ready to Continue Gradual Hikes

FMI’s commentary on today’s January FOMC Minutes.

FOMC Continues to See ‘Solid’ Economy, Stronger Job Market

FMI’s commentary on today’s FOMC post-meeting statement.

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