The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will offer more details on policy makers’ outlook for 2018 when it releases the minutes of their Jan. 30-31 meeting. Officials voted then to hold their benchmark federal-funds rate steady in a range between 1.25% and 1.5%.
Two important developments have transpired since the meeting. Stocks plunged and then stabilized, bond yields rose and market volatility soared in early February. Also, Congress approved a bigger-than-expected government funding bill for this year and next.
Source : WSJ