Circular Letters

Circular letters announce news, policy, and guidance from the Board of Governors. All circulars link to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

2019

Feb 20, 2019

Federal Open Market Committee Minutes Released

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee have released the minutes of the Committee meeting held last month. The minutes include descriptions of economic and financial conditions based solely on information available to the Committee at the time of the meeting.

Feb 15, 2019

Proposed Rule's Comment Period Extended

The Federal Reserve Board has extended the comment period for a proposed rule that would modify company-run stress testing requirements to conform with the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.

Feb 15, 2019

Agencies Extend Proposal's Comment Period

Federal banking agencies have extended the comment period for a proposed rule to update their standards for how firms measure counterparty credit risk posed by derivative contracts.

Feb 13, 2019

Error in Historical Dataset Identified

The Federal Reserve Board identified an error in the historical dataset used in its 2019 stress tests and issued a correction.

Feb 12, 2019

Flood Insurance Policy Rule Issued

Regulatory agencies issued a joint final rule to implement provisions requiring regulated institutions to accept certain private flood insurance policies in addition to National Flood Insurance Program policies.

Feb 05, 2019

Fed Increases Stress Tests' Transparency

The Federal Reserve Board has finalized a set of changes that will increase the transparency of its stress testing program for the nation's largest and most complex banks.

Feb 05, 2019

Scenarios for Banks' Stress Tests Released

The Federal Reserve Board has released the scenarios banks and supervisors will use for the 2019 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review and Dodd-Frank Act stress test exercises.

Jan 30, 2019

FOMC Addresses Policy Implementation, Balance Sheet Normalization

The Federal Open Market Committee has provided information about the longer-run implementation of monetary policy and its balance sheet normalization program.

Jan 30, 2019

Federal Open Market Committee Reaffirms Goals, Policy Strategy

The Federal Open Market Committee has reaffirmed its longer-run goals and monetary policy strategy at its annual organizational meeting.

Jan 30, 2019

Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement

The Federal Open Market Committee announced its decision to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 percent.

Jan 29, 2019

Fed Hosting Public Conference on Stress Testing

The Federal Reserve Board will host a public research conference in July on its stress testing framework. The conference will convene academics, regulators, bankers, and other stakeholders to discuss the transparency and effectiveness of the Board's stress tests.

Jan 10, 2019

Reserve Banks' 2018 Income, Expense Data Announced

The Federal Reserve Board has announced results indicating that the Reserve Banks provided for payments of about $65.4 billion of their estimated 2018 net income to the U.S. Treasury.

Jan 09, 2019

Federal Open Market Committee Minutes Released

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee have released the minutes of the Committee meeting held last month. The minutes include a summary of participants' projections on the economic outlook.

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