Fed Holds Rates Steady, Eyes Three Cuts in 2024: What the Experts Are Saying

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a 23-year high, but it's still penciling in three rate cuts this year.

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The Federal Reserve made the widely expected move of keeping interest rates unchanged when it wrapped up its regularly scheduled policy meeting Wednesday. Equally important, the central bank continued to pencil in three quarter-point interest rate cuts in 2024. 

The Fed's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left the short-term federal funds rate steady at a 23-year high of 5.25% to 5.5%. But what market participants really want to know is when the Fed is going to begin easing.

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Dan Burrows
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Dan Burrows is Kiplinger's senior investing writer, having joined the august publication full time in 2016.


A long-time financial journalist, Dan is a veteran of SmartMoney, MarketWatch, CBS MoneyWatch, InvestorPlace and DailyFinance. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Senior Executive and Boston magazine, and his stories have appeared in the New York Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News and Investor's Business Daily, among other publications. As a senior writer at AOL's DailyFinance, Dan reported market news from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and hosted a weekly video segment on equities.


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