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Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Fed Thinks We're A-OK: Prime Rate Stays At 4.25%

Ok, you can breath that sigh of relief now: money will stay cheap, as The Fed decided to keep their target rate @ 1.25%. Accordingly, The Wall Street Journal Prime Rate will stay at 4.25%. Hallelujah! Looks like it's going to be a great summer for anyone shopping for a car or house. Enjoy!

Here's a portion of the press release that went public yesterday:

"Recent readings on production and employment, though mostly reflecting decisions made before the conclusion of hostilities, have proven disappointing. However, the ebbing of geopolitical tensions has rolled back oil prices, bolstered consumer confidence, and strengthened debt and equity markets. These developments, along with the accommodative stance of monetary policy and ongoing growth in productivity, should foster an improving economic climate over time.

Although the timing and extent of that improvement remain uncertain, the Committee perceives that over the next few quarters the upside and downside risks to the attainment of sustainable growth are roughly equal. In contrast, over the same period, the probability of an unwelcome substantial fall in inflation, though minor, exceeds that of a pickup in inflation from its already low level. The Committee believes that, taken together, the balance of risks to achieving its goals is weighted toward weakness over the foreseeable future."

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