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For the second time this year, the Fed raised the rate it pays on bank reserves by 20 basis points, rather than the 25 basis point hike it approved for the federal funds rate.
If you are worried about what the increase in the federal funds rate means to your credit card bill, mortgage and other loans, here's what to expect.
Markets expected the central bank to approve a quarter-point interest rate increase.
Long-term U.S. government debt yields fell sharply on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point but lowered its projections for future hikes.
Jim Cramer explains why the Fed is more to blame than the president for any slowdown looming on the horizon.
Jim Cramer goes over the possible outcomes of Wednesday's announcement from the Federal Reserve and the best scenario for the stock market.
"The Fed should not raise rates because GDP is growing too fast or because too many people are working. What they need to do is look at inflation," says former Bush economic advisor Larry Lindsey.
The Fed may not be able to sound dovish enough to satisfy expectations—including those of President Donald Trump who wants the Fed to stop raising interest rates.
Greenspan says in an interview it is unlikely that the current market would stabilize and then take another big leg higher.
Investors are "very nervous" about global growth slowing and uncertainty around the U.S. trade war with China, says Cashin.
"There are things that have come down so much," CNBC's Jim Cramer says.
The S&P 500 closed just above its 2018 low Tuesday as stocks struggled to keep a rebound alive throughout the session.
Respondents boosted the chance of recession and reduced their support for the president's handling of the economy.
U.S. government debt yields fell on Tuesday as investors fled riskier assets and geared up for a key Federal Reserve meeting.
Jim Cramer says four things need to happen for the stock market to find a true bottom as sellers drive the major averages lower.
What the central bank decides on interest rates is important because "we can't avoid a slowdown if the rest of the world is continuing to slow down," USAA's Wasif Latif says.
President Trump took to Twitter Monday to again question the Federal Reserve's debate over raising interest rates. The last time a Fed chair bowed to a president over monetary policy was during the Nixon administration. A recession was the result.
"I think that there's a lot of people who say, 'I got to get out. I got to get out, because everyone else is getting out,'" says the "Mad Money" host.
The Federal Reserve should not hike interest rates at its meeting Wednesday as recent developments in the markets and economy signal caution, Stanley Drunkenmiller said in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal.
President Donald Trump took another shot at the Federal Reserve on Monday