Fed Funds Rate Held Steady at 5.25%
And the whole financial world anxiously sat on the edge of their seats this week, waiting to see what the Fed had in store following their most recent meeting. But no surprises to have been worried about – as expected, the Fed decided to hold the Feds Funds Rate steady at 5.25%. But they did make a subtle change in the carefully crafted wording of their Policy Statement, which suggested that a rate cut may be more likely than a hike as their next move down the road. However, the Fed also said that Core inflation remains above their comfort level…and the Fed will not cut rates as long as this remains true. Mortgage Interest Rates are not directly controlled by the Feds so changing the Feds Fund Rate doesn’t always mean mortgage interest rates move accordingly.