Parsing The Fed

The WSJ notes the differences between today’s Fed statement and that of December’s:

"THE FED’S STATEMENTS reflect how the members of the central
bank’s Federal Open Market Committee perceive the economy. The
slightest changes are scrutinized for clues about where interest rates
may be headed. The Jan. 31 statement announced that the Fed was keeping
rates steady at 5.25%, its fifth pause in a row after 17 increases in
17 meetings. The Fed’s language reflected what it sees as a pickup in
the economy, but reiterated that any rate increases will depend on new
data."

Click below to see the fully parsed statement:

Infofedparse0701

Sources:

Federal Open Market Committee
January 31, 2007
http://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/monetary/2007/20070131/default.htm

Fed Holds Again
PARSING THE FED
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007
http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-fedparse0701.html

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