Rachel Siegel

Washington, D.C.

Federal Reserve and domestic economy

Education: Yale University, BA in History

Rachel Siegel is an economics reporter covering the Federal Reserve. She previously covered breaking news for the Post's financial section and local politics for the Post's Metro desk. Before joining the Post in June 2017, Rachel contributed to The Marshall Project and The Dallas Morning News.
Latest from Rachel Siegel

Fed chair signals smaller rate hikes as bank keeps up inflation fight

Financial markets have been anxiously awaiting any clear signs about the central bank’s plans.

November 30, 2022

Almost everyone expects a recession. Could the economy avoid one?

As the Fed wrestles with inflation, experts wonder if people think the economy is worse than it really is

November 29, 2022

After prices rise less than expected, markets soar on hopes of lower inflation

The Federal Reserve is hiking interest rates at the most forceful pace in decades but has seen limited progress so far.

November 10, 2022

Where’s the economy headed? To quote the Fed chief: ‘Hard to say’

The economy continues to be remarkably confusing as policymakers continue to fight inflation.

November 5, 2022

Global financial system under pressure from all sides, Fed report says

Higher interest rates, diminishing liquidity for government bonds and geopolitical tensions pose potential threats.

November 4, 2022

Fed chief sees narrower path to avoid a recession in inflation fight

The Fed hiked rates by 0.75 percentage points for the fourth time this year, as officials believe letting inflation persist would be worse than an economic downturn.

November 2, 2022

Fed hikes interest rates again, up 0.75 percentage points

Recession risks are growing, but the Federal Reserve is sticking with aggressive interest rate increases for now.

November 2, 2022

How the Fed’s rate hikes slow the economy — and impact you

When the Federal Reserve increases interest rates, it slows the economy. Fed rate hikes work to fight inflation and balance the market.

November 2, 2022

Will you ever be able to buy a house?

Today on “Post Reports,” we talk about mortgage rates, which are the highest they’ve been in two decades – what that means for the housing market, and why it could make housing costs even higher for renters and buyers alike – at least in the short term.

October 27, 2022

More Democrats criticize Fed rate hikes

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) raised concerns that the Fed’s inflation fight will have other consequences for the job market and broader economy.

October 27, 2022