Three things market participants should watch for at the Fed interest-rate meeting

Greg Robb
Three things market participants should watch for at the Fed interest-rate meeting

Federal Reserve officials have signaled that they intend to hold interest rates steady at its current 1.5%-2% range at the conclusion of this week’s policy meeting, and a surprisingly strong jobs report last week likely cemented this expectation. Here’s what economists say to watch for in the Fed’s public statement, set to be released at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, and Powell’s remarks, due a half-hour later. Will the Fed’s projection for interest rates change in 2020?