Data-Dependent Yellen Running Out of Reasons to Delay Hike – Bloomberg

By most real indicators, the U.S. economy is not too hot or cold, yet financial markets are betting that a core group of Federal Reserve officials who set interest rates are suddenly raring to go.

Source: Data-Dependent Yellen Running Out of Reasons to Delay Hike – Bloomberg

Philadelphia Fed’s Harker Says March Is on the Table for a Hike – Bloomberg

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker said the U.S. central bank’s March meeting is a live option for an interest rate increase if job market momentum holds up, growth continues and wages rise.

Source: Philadelphia Fed’s Harker Says March Is on the Table for a Hike – Bloomberg

Inflation Surprise Index Shows Unexpected Global Turn: Chart – Bloomberg

Inflation across the world is beating analysts’ forecasts even before the potential effect from Donald Trump’s economic policies. The global Citi Inflation Surprise Index, which measures price surprises relative to market expectations, is at the highest in more than five years. The reading turned positive in December — meaning inflation data were higher than expected — for the first time since 2012.

Source: Inflation Surprise Index Shows Unexpected Global Turn: Chart – Bloomberg

Fed leaves interest rates unchanged, remains upbeat on economy | Reuters

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday in its first meeting since President Donald Trump took office, but painted a relatively upbeat picture of the U.S. economy that suggested it was on track to tighten monetary policy this year.

Source: Fed leaves interest rates unchanged, remains upbeat on economy | Reuters

Fed Nods to Improved Sentiment While Leaving Rates Unchanged – Bloomberg

Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged while acknowledging rising confidence among consumers and businesses following Donald Trump’s election victory.

Source: Fed Nods to Improved Sentiment While Leaving Rates Unchanged – Bloomberg

With Steady Gains in Economic Outlook, Fed Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged – The New York Times

In its first meeting since President Trump took office, the Federal Reserve said that the nation’s slow-and-steady economic expansion had continued.

Source: With Steady Gains in Economic Outlook, Fed Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged – The New York Times

U.S. Federal Reserve leaves key rate unchanged amid Trump uncertainty – Article – BNN

The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday in its first meeting since President Donald Trump took office, but painted a relatively upbeat picture of the U.S. economy that suggested it was on track to tighten monetary policy this year.

Source: U.S. Federal Reserve leaves key rate unchanged amid Trump uncertainty – Article – BNN

Yellen Says Economy Near Goals Warrants Gradual Rate Hikes – Bloomberg

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy is “close” to the central bank’s objectives of full employment and stable prices and she’s confident it will continue to improve.

Source: Yellen Says Economy Near Goals Warrants Gradual Rate Hikes – Bloomberg