Fed Might Offer Clues to Timing of Next Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve is not expected to raise interest rates at the closely-watched meeting of its policy-making body, the FOMC, on April 26-27 but its post-meeting press release could offer clues to the timing of the next rate hike, which Fed Fund futures are indicating might not come any sooner than December.


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Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions.

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