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FEDERAL RESERVE News & Analysis

Are miners attractive after the surge in gold prices?
Stocks
Are miners attractive after the surge in gold prices?
Gold prices are up in the last two months in anticipation that interest rate increases are coming to an end.
Jon Mills | 07 December 2023
What is ‘normal’ for interest rates?
Markets
What is ‘normal’ for interest rates?
While yields may be near their peak, the current range of rates could persist for some time.
Morningstar | 21 October 2023
Markets brief: Will the Fed really cut rates 5 times next year?
Markets
Markets brief: Will the Fed really cut rates 5 times next year?
It all depends on the inflation data.
Morningstar | 05 September 2023
Fed’s Powell talks tough after rate hike, but a pause seen likely from here
Markets
Fed’s Powell talks tough after rate hike, but a pause seen likely from here
We see steep Fed rate cuts coming in 2024 as inflation subsides.
Preston Caldwell | 30 July 2023
Markets brief: Why you should expect tough talk out of the Fed meeting
Markets
Markets brief: Why you should expect tough talk out of the Fed meeting
Inflation may be turning, but Powell seen emphasizing that the fight isn’t over yet.
Tom Lauricella | 25 July 2023
Good news from the June US CPI report: inflation is truly declining
Markets
Good news from the June US CPI report: inflation is truly declining
The market-friendly number is still above the Fed’s target, and a July interest-rate hike looks likely.
Lauren Solberg | 12 July 2023
Fed's Powell signals a possible rate hike ‘skip,’ not a pause
Markets
Fed's Powell signals a possible rate hike ‘skip,’ not a pause
But with inflation likely to ease as the economy slows, we see the Fed cutting rates around the year end.
Preston Caldwell | 14 June 2023
Why the US Fed could cut rates later this year
Markets
Why the US Fed could cut rates later this year
Morningstar's Preston Caldwell maps out four potential near-term scenarios for the US economy.
Preston Caldwell | 02 March 2023
January US CPI report shows sticky inflation is back
Markets
January US CPI report shows sticky inflation is back
With new data showing inflation has been stronger than previously reported, the Fed is seen keeping rates higher, longer.
Lauren Solberg | 14 February 2023
Fed raises rates again, with a focus on talking tough
Markets
Fed raises rates again, with a focus on talking tough
Powell stays hawkish on the inflation fight, but the markets are looking for a less restrictive Fed next year.
Preston Caldwell | 14 December 2022