The What and the Why in Fed's Next Moves

Global conditions will force the Fed to push any major policy signaling to the next FOMC meeting, in mid-March.

Hold that hike.

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As the Federal Open Market Committee concludes its first two-day policy meeting of 2015 today, Federal Reserve officials have been weighing a complicated tug of war between domestic and international economic considerations. They are also aware of the uncertainties associated with Europe’s increasingly fluid political and geopolitical situation. As such, look for them to stand pat, pushing any major policy signaling to their next meeting, in mid-March.

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