Yellen is Watching These Four Indicators for Signals on When to Raise Rates

Julie C. Nichols General

All touch on the Fed’s dual mandate of helping the U.S. meet full employment and target inflation

Bloomberg – Steve Matthews

Forget the Federal Open Market Committee’s pledge to be "patient” in raising rates from near zero. Forget "considerable time” and unemployment "thresholds.”

The new buzzword at the Federal Reserve is "reasonably confident.”

That’s the phrase Chair Janet Yellen and her colleagues at the Fed used in the statement this week to describe their need to feel pretty sure that inflation is on the way back to their 2 percent target before liftoff.

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