Posts Tagged
‘FOMC’

Having perfectly top-ticked US economic data with its March rate-hike, the subsequent collapse in ‘data’ has been shrugged off as transitory (or seasonal) and by all indications The Fed seems set on two more rate hikes this year no matter what (even as the market diverges dovishly). *FED SAYS GROWTH SLOWDOWN IN 1Q LIKELY TO […]






May 03, 2017

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by: admin

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Tags: Fed, FOMC, Inflation, Unemployment

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Categories: Crypto Currency, Economy, Fiscal Policies, Politics

Today’s FOMC announcement at 2:00pm is expected to be mostly a non-event, and the only incremental information will be what is contained in the updated statement, which comes one month ahead of the Fed’s next expected rate hike in June. There will be no press conference and no update to the summary of economic projections. […]






This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning – We Make Investing Profitable. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. (Kitco News) – World stock markets were mostly weaker overnight, pressured in part by disappointing earnings results from the world’s largest-capitalized company, Apple, after the close on Tuesday. U. S. stock indexes are […]






The textbook says that whenever the central bank raises its policy rate that means tightening. Actual experience over more than just this last lost decade demonstrates that at the very least it is much more complicated than that. There is far more evidence of monetary policy being nothing more than a response, as that reverse […]






Remember a few years back, in the midst of the U. S. QE programs, all the negative talk about how ‘the Fed would never be able to taper their bond buying?’ When Yellen & Co. successfully navigated that hurdle, the doomsayers moved over to, ‘raising rates will be a disaster for the U. S. economy.’ […]






Today’s post-European open ramp in the USDJPY may have boosted risk sentiment after yesterday’s sharp selloff, and lifted global equities off session lows, but for many this is “too little, too late”, with Bloomberg’s commentator Marc Breslow noting earlier that at this point “it’s a matter of when not if markets break down”, a sentiment […]






Apr 06, 2017

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Tags: Bloomberg, Dollar, Europe, Fed, FOMC

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Categories: Crypto Currency, Economy, Fiscal Policies

After yesterday’s sudden last hour swoon, in which the DJIA tumbled over 200 points after the FOMC Minutes, the biggest intraday reversal in 14 months, suddenly the bears – especially those who until recently were on the fences – are getting more vocal, such as Mark Cudmore, Bloomberg’s former FX trader who this morning writes […]






Apr 06, 2017

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Tags: Bloomberg, FOMC

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Categories: Crypto Currency, Economy, Fiscal Policies

With the March FOMC Minutes due out shortly, here are the key items to focus on, courtesy of RanSquawk which reminds us that at the March meeting, the FOMC decided to hike rates by 25bps, the third hike of the tightening cycle, taking the rate to 0.75%-1.00%. Although the Fed signalled further tightening this year, […]






Apr 05, 2017

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by: admin

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Tags: Fed, FOMC

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Categories: Crypto Currency, Economy, Fiscal Policies

As previewed, the focus on the just released Fed minutes was on two things: the path of the rate hike, which the Fed said it can change its assessment if warranted, and on the future of the Fed’s balance sheet, where the FOMC said said a reinvestment shift was warranted, suggesting that a balance sheet […]






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