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02 November 2016 FOMC Meeting Minutes: Will the Rate Be Increased At the December Meeting?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:42
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Fed-sealSMALLThe 02 November 2016 meeting statement presented the actions taken. This post covers the economic discussion during this FOMC meeting between the members (minutes were released today). There was a significant amount of discussion about inflation. The continued division between the FOMC members on when to raise the federal funds rate:

Most participants expressed a view that it could well become appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate relatively soon, so long as incoming data provided some further evidence of continued progress toward the Committee’s objectives. Some participants noted that recent Committee communications were consistent with an increase in the target range for the federal funds rate in the near term or argued that to preserve credibility, such an increase should occur at the next meeting …..

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