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Goldman: In March The Fed Will Announce Qt Will End In Q3

Confirming what we said earlier, in its post-mortem, Goldman's chief economist Jan Hatzius notes that the minutes of the January FOMC meeting "continued to emphasize patience in the policy outlook due to uncertainty around financial conditions,...
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What We Learned From The January Fomc Meeting Minutes

When the Federal Reserve decided to keep rates the same at the conclusion of its January meeting, the policy-making Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) shifted its tone dramatically in its statement. It was telling the market that it would be...
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Why Southwest Airlines, The Trade Desk, And Wix.com Slumped Today

Wednesday was a pretty quiet day on Wall Street, as market participants generally shrugged off the latest news from monetary policymakers about the future course of interest rates. The Federal Open Market Committee's latest meeting minutes got...

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Stock Market News: Pot Stocks Perk Up While Tesla Loses Its Top Lawyer

The stock market was pretty quiet on Wednesday morning, as many investors waited to get more clarity on how the most recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee went before making big bets on the future direction of the financial markets. As...
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Goldman: When Will Inflation Rise Above 2%?

A few excerpts from a research note by Goldman Sachs economists David Choi and David Mericle: US Daily: When Will Inflation Rise Above 2%? A View from Our Bottom-Up ModelIn its January statement, the FOMC highlighted “muted inflation pressures”...
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Oil Slumps As Dollar Pumps Back Above Pre-powell Pivot Highs

Well, was Powell really that dovish? Not if you ask the FX traders as the dollar index has surged back above pre-FOMC statement levels...   And as the dollar spikes, WTI crude tumbles... For now oil's drop is not hitting stocks (despite the...

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The Daily Business Briefing: January 31, 2019

1. The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged and signaled that it's done with its steady pace of hikes, for now. In a shift, the Federal Open Market Committee said it "will be patient as it determines what future adjustments to the target...
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Fomc Statement: No Change To Policy

Powell press conference video here.FOMC Statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate....
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Fed Holds Steady On Rates After Record Shutdown

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday following a record government shutdown and amid growing concerns about the future strength of the U.S. economy.The bank's Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) announced at the end of its...
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Wednesday: Fomc Announcement, Adp Employment, Pending Home Sales, Gdp (postponed)

Note: The BEA and Census will have a new release schedule soon (getting back on track following the government shutdown).Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase...
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It's Time For The Federal Reserve's Annual Game Of Musical Chairs

The Fed presents a united front when it makes decisions, but not everyone on the Federal Open Market Committee has a say on interest rates.
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$1.1 Trillion Fund Is Buying Everything With Fed At "market's Mercy"

Earlier this month, when the Fed released the full transcripts from its 2013 FOMC meetings, there was one particular moment of epiphany by now-Chair Jerome Powell, when he unveiled what the markets have known all along: that the Fed is hostage to...
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Gold Breaks The $1,300 Level, As Dollar Weakens

From Fawad Razaqzada: There are a number of factors supporting gold prices at the moment, most notably a big drop for the US dollar. The US dollar has weakened sharply ahead of next week’s FOMC meeting amid growing expectations that the Fed...
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Oh, The Horror Of A Corridor!

The December 2018 FOMC minutes are out and reveal members continue to discuss the potential long-run frameworks for monetary policy implementation. Their discussion as to whether they should keep their current floor operating system or move to a...

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Fomc Minutes: "committee Could Afford To Be Patient About Further Policy Firming"

From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, December 18-19, 2018. A few excerpts: With regard to the outlook for monetary policy beyond this meeting, participants generally judged that some further gradual increases in the target...
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Why Canopy Growth, Chesapeake Energy, And Micron Technology Jumped Today

The stock market continued its upward trajectory on Wednesday, as major indexes were higher by around 0.5% to 1%. Many investors focused on the release of minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's December meeting, which revealed that some...

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Wednesday: Fomc Minutes

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• At 2:00 PM, FOMC Minutes, Meeting of Dec 18-19
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Top Bond Fund Manager Warns: 'prepare For More Market Turbulence'

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell was very clear last week that he and his peers on the FOMC will continue to raise interest rates next year - even if the pace of rate hikes could be somewhat slower than previously anticipated. And while equity...
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Seeds Of Market Collapse Lie In The Fed's "autopilot" Balance Sheet Normalization

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, A lot of talk last week centered around the potential for the Federal Reserve to revise their planned "normalization" of holdings on their balance sheet. In particular in the post FOMC press...
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Trump Has Discussed Firing Fed Chief After Latest Interest Rate Hike: Report

President Trump has discussed firing Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell after the central bank announced this week that it would raise interest rates, Bloomberg reports. The Fed’s policymaking arm, the Federal Open Market Committee,...
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