The Federal Reserve released its October Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes last week, revealing a Fed in disagreement about the future of the U.S. economy and about what, if any, stimulus may be warranted in the next 12 months.

The "Fed Minutes" recaps the conversations a...

19.11.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Fed Minutes September 2012The minutes from the Federal Reserve's September Federal Open Market Committee meeting were released Thursday.

The Fed Minutes detail the discussions and debates which shaped the central banker's launch of its third round of qualitative easing since 2008. The minutes also give Wall Street insight int...

05.10.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Fed minutes August 2012Eariler this week, the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its 2-day meeting which ended August 1, 2012. Since the release, mortgage rates have dropped.

The Fed Minutes are released on a schedule, three weeks after the FOMC adjourns from one of its 8 scheduled meetings of the year.

The Fed ...

24.08.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

FOMC Fed MinutesThe Federal Reserve released the minutes from its June Federal Open Market Committee meeting, revealing a Fed divided on the future of the U.S. economy. Mortgage rates are higher after the release of the minutes.

The Fed Minutes is the detailed recap of an FOMC meeting. It is the companion piece...

12.07.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

FOMC minutesThe Federal Open Market Committee released its April 2012 meeting minutes this week, revealing a Federal Reserve in the ready in the event additional monetary stimulus is needed.

The Fed Minutes function much like the minutes from a business meeting; or, condominium association meeting, for example. ...

18.05.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

FOMC Minutes March 2012The Federal Reserve has released the minutes from its last FOMC meeting, a 1-day affair held March 13, 2012. Mortgage rates in Virginia are rising on the news.

For the un-indoctrinated, 3 weeks after it meets, the Federal Open Market Committee, the sub-group within the Federal Reserve that votes...

04.04.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

FOMC minutesThe Federal Open Market Committee released its November 2011 meeting minutes, revealing a Fed split on whether new stimulus is needed for the U.S. economy.

The Fed Minutes is published 8 times annually, three weeks after each scheduled Federal Open Market Committee meeting. It's the official record o...

06.12.11 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Mortgage bonds suffered through another tough week last week as rising optimism that Eurozone leaders will "rescue" Greece plus stronger-than-expected economic data in the U.S. led bonds lower for the second straight week.

Conforming and FHA mortgage rates in Virginia moved sharply higher. ...

17.10.11 04:02 PM - Comment(s)

FOMC Minutes August 2011

The Fed publishes meeting minutes 8 times annually -- three weeks after each scheduled Federal Open Market Committee get-together. The Fed Minutes summarizes the FOMC meeting.

The Federal Reserve released the minutes from its August 9, 2011 Federal Open Market Committee meeting Tuesday...

31.08.11 04:03 PM - Comment(s)
Low rates reversingMortgage rates ended last week slightly better that at the start of the week  Economic data was worse-than-expected almost across the board, except for jobless claims.  VA,  FHA and conforming mortgage rates in Virginia improved by just over one-eight of a discount point. Markets grap...
23.05.11 04:05 PM - Comment(s)

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