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When Will the Fed Raise Interest Rates?

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With the FOMC meeting ending today, investors have been asking, "When will the Fed raise interest rates?"

It will be at least another two months before the central bank makes a move. U.S. central bankers have decided once again to leave interest at rock-bottom levels.

Surprising market participants was the Fed's hawkish tone suggesting a December liftoff is possible...

Why This Week's FOMC Meeting Won't Result in a Rate Hike

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Investors are awaiting this week's FOMC Meeting, yet the overwhelming consensus is that the Fed won't raise interest rates.

The U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day meeting kicks off Tuesday. The Fed meeting will conclude with a statement at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. There will not be a press conference after the meeting.

Here's why the Fed will stand pat on interest rates at the October meeting...

Has Federal Reserve Policy Helped – Or Hurt – the American People?

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U.S. Federal Reserve policy has been around since the central bank was established on Dec. 23, 1913. Its supposed purpose is to ensure the stability of the financial system...

But have Fed policies helped the U.S. economy -- or have they harmed it?

In the following video, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani breaks down the positives and negatives of modern Federal Reserve policy…

How the Fed Could Spark Even More Profits from This "Cashless Wonder"

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Most media tuned out once it became clear the U.S. Federal Reserve wouldn't act to raise interest rates in September.

But in doing so, the media failed to report on some illuminating predictions from the Federal Open Market Committee's "dot plot" on where they think the Fed funds rate will be in the near, medium, and long term.

What the media didn't tell you was that an FOMC member actually predicted a negative Fed funds rate - for the first time ever in Fed history.

Have a look at these shocking "dot plot" predictions. They prove I made the right call back in May when I picked this stock. In fact, it's already up nearly 15%...

U.S. Markets Down Ahead of Janet Yellen Speech Tonight

An interest rate hike could happen as early as next week. Here are five of the clearest justifications for a December rate hike...

U.S. markets opened sharply lower Thursday as many investors await the Janet Yellen speech tonight at 5:00 p.m. ET at the University of Massachusetts.

During the Janet Yellen speech, investors will be looking for any clues that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will raise interest rates this year for the first time in nearly a decade.

Here's what investors can expect tonight...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Higher Today on Interest Rate Speculation

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, September 21) rose more than 111 points this morning after St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said he would have supported an interest rate hike during last week's FOMC meeting.

He also laid out the case for tightening monetary policy in the United States.

Here's everything else you need to know about the Dow Jones Industrial Average today...

How We'll Capitalize on Fed Cowardice

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Markets delivered a resounding Bronx cheer to the Federal Reserve on Friday after that confederacy of dunces failed to raise interest rates at its highly anticipated, two-day September meeting.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged by 290 points (1.74%), while the S&P 500 followed by 32 points (1.62%), and the Nasdaq Composite Index dropped by 67 points (1.32%).

On the week, the Dow lost only 49 points, or 0.3%, to close at 16,384.79, while the S&P 500 shed only 3 points, or 0.2%, to end at 1,958.03. Both indices remain down on the year.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq managed to eke out a five point, or 0.1%, gain on the week to close at 4,827.23 and remain up on the year.

U.S. Inflation Rates Remain Major Sticking Point for Federal Reserve

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One of the biggest topics from this week's FOMC meeting was U.S. inflation rates, which remain well below the 2% mark the Federal Reserve has been targeting.

Yesterday (Thursday), U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen announced the central bank will not be raising interest rates, in part because inflation rates remain too low.

Here's why inflation rates played such a large role in the Fed's decision...

The Fed Just Brought a "Super Crash" Closer

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On Thursday the Fed blamed China for its policy paralysis.

This effectively expanded the Fed's dual mandate from trying to achieve full employment and price stability to trying to maintain global financial stability, but only succeeded in introducing more uncertainty to the situation.

And it gets worse. I want to show you why... and what I expect to happen now.

Will the Next Federal Reserve Meeting Deliver an Interest Rate Hike?

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After weeks of anticipation, Thursday's FOMC meeting ended without an interest rate increase. That left investors speculating if a hike will come at the next Federal Reserve meeting.

It's entirely possible, as the U.S. central bank left the door open for a rate increase following its next two-day meeting on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. At yesterday's press conference, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said "October remains a possibility," in regards to a rate hike.

Here's what investors need to watch ahead of the next Federal Reserve meeting...

Stock Futures Today in the Red After Fed Chickens Out on Rate Hike

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Today's Fed Decision Can't Stop Our Journey to Extreme Profits

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Bets are being laid down in advance of today's Fed decision.

The bet itself is a simple one: Will Fed decision makers raise rates... or won't they?

However, there's another bet to place... another trade to make. No one else sees it but me - and now you...

What the Fed Meeting Today Means for Stocks

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We're just hours away from Janet Yellen's 2:00 p.m. press conference, and investors are still in the dark on whether interest rates will rise following the Fed meeting today (Thursday).

U.S. markets were flat this morning ahead of the Fed meeting, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down six points in early trading.

Investors are waiting anxiously, because the decision will have a huge impact on stocks...

What the Fed's "Hold" Means for Crude Oil Prices

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The nine years of historically low interest rates will continue in the wake of Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's decision to not hike rates - to not yet remove the proverbial punchbowl from the easy-money party.

It was a classic "50-50" proposition; it didn't seem likely the Fed would move to roil global markets, but given the perceived strength of the labor market, a hike wasn't out of the question.

Before Yellen decides to pull the trigger, we'll see price volatility spiral across all global markets - especially when it comes to crude.

So now the oil "doom and dread" crowd and their bearish predictions are running rampant.

Here's why they're dead wrong...

CHART: U.S. Interest Rate History Since 1986

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Investors are anxiously waiting to see whether or not the U.S. Federal Reserve decides to raise interest rates this week.

But what most traders don't know is that rate hikes used to be a common practice before 2006.

This chart shows the U.S. interest rate history from 1986 to 2015...