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The Fed should follow rules when making policy to give the public a better understanding of the central bank's actions, Fed official Loretta Mester said.
The U.S. central bank released its periodic report on the health of the US economy Wednesday.
The dollar held its modest losses on Wednesday, even as the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book showed U.S. business activity was expanding.
Unions and groups are among those visiting the ornate conference rooms of the New York Fed.
The Swiss bank UBS has updated its call on the number of rate hikes that the U.S. Federal Reserve will announce this year.
U.S. stock futures were pointing to a rebound after an afternoon slide that erased all of a 283-point gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Gluskin Sheff analyst says the stock market rally "has the Fed's thumbprints written all over it."
Komal Sri-Kumar sees a continued short-term rise in the stock market with "a much sharper fall at some point in time."
The seemingly unstoppable stock market rally is based on emotions not fundamentals, Zell says.
2018 is not an easy read and the market promises too many adventures for investors to be comfortable about a fairy tale ending.
The yield curve might not dramatically steepen anytime soon, a top executive at UBS Wealth Management said.
"There's a lot of enthusiasm in markets, but the thing that worries me the most is that people don't seem to be worried," says professor Randy Kroszner.
Markets now fully expect two rate hikes this year and have nearly priced in a third. And there is some initial flirtation with a fourth hike.
Robert Kaplan is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a voting member on the Fed's policy-setting committee.
BlackRock remains convinced that the stock market has further to run, the chairman and CEO of the world's largest money manager says.
Even with stocks at around record highs, people who buy into the market now will do better in equities than bonds, Fink said.
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