Investors Might Be Underestimating Fed Rate Hikes, Don’t Panic.. Yet

Ever since September 2017 when the US Ten Year note was yielding a year over year low of 2.06%, it has traveled on an epic mean reversion, notching up near 2.55% less than four months later. Don’t worry, however. Capital Economics analyst Oliver Jones thinks that, while the trend might have a little further to run,… Please follow and like us:

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Germany to add China’s yuan to currency reserves

Germany’s central bank has said it will include China’s yuan in its reserves, giving another boost to Beijing’s drive to internationalise the currency and helping send the unit to two year highs. The Bundesbank said its board had decided in July to invest in the renminbi, as it is also known, to take account of its… Please follow and like us:

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In A “Synchronized” Global Economy, China’s Numbers Are Worrisome

In a January 10 research piece, Capital Economics points to key dots that are not often connected, which is nothing new for the independent research provider. In a global economy, historically geographic regions have exhibited a degree of noncorrelation. For hundreds of years, the economic ripples occurring in China were gently felt in the US. But… Please follow and like us:

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William Bozeman, Federal Reserve in patent fight over fraud detection software

William Bozeman, an independent inventor with a colorful history, says he used to have a good relationship with the Federal Reserve System and even helped improve its fraud detection efforts. He thought the Fed was working toward a licensing deal for some of his software, which he said could help spot fraudulent checks earlier than the… Please follow and like us:

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Qatar central bank to probe effort to manipulate riyal

Qatar’s central bank has launched an investigation into what it says are attempts to harm the Qatari economy through the manipulation of its currency, securities and derivatives markets. Sheikh Abdulla bin Saud Al Thani, the governor of Qatar’s central bank, blamed the effort on a Saudi Arabia-led group of countries that imposed an economic boycott on… Please follow and like us:

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China’s central bank bumps up rates in ‘mini-tightening’

China will likely tighten monetary policy next year while increasing policy flexibility to ensure sufficient credit supply and to prevent overtightening from hurting the economy, economists said on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve rate hike. The People’s Bank of China, the central bank, raised the rates of seven-day and 28-day reverse repo agreements (through which… Please follow and like us:

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Dollar suffers further losses as Fed fails to inspire

The dollar suffered fresh losses on Thursday as Asian investors followed their New York counterparts in shifting out of the unit, unmoved by another interest rate hike and an upbeat assessment of the world’s top economy. The greenback sank after the much-anticipated central bank meeting, which provided little to excite buyers, despite tentative hopes US lawmakers… Please follow and like us:

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Fed hikes key interest rate again, boosts next year’s economic growth forecast

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve monetary policymakers on Wednesday nudged up their key interest rate again and increased their forecast for the economy’s performance in 2018 as Congress neared passage of a large tax-cut package. Fed officials forecast 2.5 percent growth next year with an increase in consumer spending and business investment expected from the lower taxes,… Please follow and like us:

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The Fed Boiling Frog Strategy

With the US Federal Reserve set to meet Tuesday and Wednesday, and interest rates expected to rise as a result, what will the rate hike path look like in 2018? To Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Economist Ethan Harris, understanding the Fed and their future actions requires taking a long view that goes beyond one… Please follow and like us:

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Asian traders extend global rally after US jobs data, eyes on Fed

Most Asian markets rose Monday, tracking fresh records on Wall Street following forecast-busting US jobs data, as investors eyed the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting later this week. US data on Friday showed 228,000 jobs were created last month and unemployment held at a 17-year low, reinforcing the view that the world’s number one economy is… Please follow and like us:

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Forex Investors Buzz Week Ahead Dec 11 – 15

Forex Investors Buzz Week Ahead Dec 11 – 15 Bank of England will be deciding on monetary policy ECB will deliver its latest monetary policy decision Japan, analysts are eyeing Tankan’s quarterly business condition Next week, the most important event will be the Fed monetary policy decision. The ECB and the Bank of England will also… Please follow and like us:

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Albert Edwards Has A Friendly Reminder – “Financial Armageddon” Still Coming

There has been much teeth mashing regarding central bank unconventional monetary policy and the potential for a here has been much teeth mashing regarding central bank unconventional monetary policy and the potential for aAlbert Edwards Has A Friendly Reminder – “Financial Armageddon” Still Coming monetary devaluation amid forthcoming Fed rate hikes. Well known central bank critic Albert Edwards looks at the situation with his Societe Generale’s clients who, likewise, “ Many clients we meet have similarly apocalyptic views to our own but remain… Please follow and like us:

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RBS: Goldilocks Markets Ahead

When looking at 2018 modeling, NatWest Markets sees a lot of the old mixed in with a bit of new. But there are values to be had. Looking at the year ahead, the arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland is keeping an eye on the US Fed, warning not to take them for granted, as… Please follow and like us:

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Ever-volatile bitcoin is embraced by Wall Street

Bitcoin’s stratospheric rise this week follows the digital currency’s embrace by mainstream trading platforms and is seen by some in finance as normal growing pains often experienced by innovative technologies. After starting the year at around $1,000, bitcoin, which first appeared in 2008, on Wednesday surged as high as $11,434 before promptly falling 15 percent. Near… Please follow and like us:

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Why the financial war on the Qatari Riyal has failed

Some Arab states are trying to destabilize Qatar’s Riyal, but efforts to drive down its value could backfire by hurting other dollar-linked currencies in the region, a Qatari central banker said. Khalid Alkhater, currently in Britain on leave from the central bank, was commenting on moves by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt… Please follow and like us:

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