FOMC Pushes Up Rate Hike Schedule

The Federal Reserve isn’t planning on raising key interest rates any time soon, but the trigger finger appears to be getting itchier.

The Week Ahead Sept. 20, 2021: Five Things to Watch

Good Monday morning! Welcome to the (official) Last Week of Summer and another busy week for the real estate finance industry. Here are five things to watch for this week:

The Week Ahead—June 15, 2021

Good morning! While Congress continues to work out a compromise on infrastructure legislation, eyes shift to Foggy Bottom, where the Federal Open Market Committee meets this week to figure out if inflation has become a problem.

Fed Statement Cites Ongoing Risks to Growing Economy

The Federal Open Market Committee yesterday, to no one’s surprise, left the federal funds rate unchanged at 0-0.25%. But analysts, including Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni, were more interested in what the FOMC had to say about economic conditions and rising inflation.

The Week Ahead—Apr. 26, 2021

The Federal Open Market Committee assembles in Washington this week for its regularly scheduled policy meeting, amid a hot economy and rising inflation.

The Week Ahead—Mar. 15, 2021

Good morning! Another busy week is shaping up in Washington—on Capitol Hill and at the Mortgage Bankers Association.

FOMC Quietly Leaves Things Be

The first meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee during the Biden Administration was, as fitting, quiet and uneventful.