US Fed members divided over rate hikes in 2018

US central bankers are divided over how fast they will need to raise interest rates next year, given differences over the causes behind the low inflation and wage gains seen to date, a report showed Wednesday. The minutes of the December 12-13 policy meeting, when the Federal Reserve raised the benchmark lending rate for the third… Please follow and like us:

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Jerome H. Powell Nominated As Fed Chair – Analysts React

Yesterday, Jerome H. Powell was nominated by President Trump to take the place of Fed Chair, Janet Yellen. All the pundits are wondering what this means for Federal Reserve policy in particular for potential rate hikes and balance sheet unwinding. Below are snippets from what analysts are saying about how Jay Powell would change (or not)… Please follow and like us:

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Dollar index hits one-month high ahead of Yellen’s speech; euro sinks to one-month low

Dollar index hits one-month high ahead of Yellen’s speech; euro sinks to one-month low The dollar index The European forex markets on Tuesday continued digesting political uncertainties arising from the German elections, kicking the euro to a one-month low. The dollar, on the other hand, stood tall at a one-month high ahead of Fed Chair Janet… Please follow and like us:

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Stocks rise ahead of Fed update

European and US stock markets rose Wednesday as investors looked ahead to the release of Federal Reserve minutes for clues on the US interest rate outlook. “European stock markets remain strong as the bullish sentiment that returned to the markets at the beginning of the week is still with us,” said market analyst David Madden at… Please follow and like us:

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Leadership Changes Loom At The Fed

The Trump administration is starting to consider a replacement for US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen after her term expires. This is only one potential leadership change in what could be a wave of turnover ahead for the institution. Get The Full Safe Investing in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Safe Investing in PDF.… Please follow and like us:

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Jefferies: September Rate Hike Off The Table, December Question Mark

If US Fed Chair Janet Yellen were to be judged based on modern trend following analysis, her reign might best be judged by the range expansion in terms of the documented number of opinion changes. Not only did more Fed governors independently opine policy thoughts that sometimes contradicted the Fed chair, but this freedom of expression… Please follow and like us:

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Economic Impact Of Amazon-Whole Foods Deal May Be Limited

Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it was acquiring Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. This deal represents Amazon’s largest acquisition ever, dwarfing the 2009 purchase of Zappos.com for $1.2 billion. While Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has not released any additional details about the acquisition, it has been the main topic of conversation across various corners… Please follow and like us:

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Uncertainty Is Good For The Stock Market

The following is an excerpt from our weekly Market Brief. If you’re interested in learning more about Market Briefs and the Macro Ops Hub, click here. Here’s an interesting question: Is the Trump administration’s erratic policy and governing style bullish or bearish for stocks? Lately, I’ve read a number of analyst notes talking about how the… Please follow and like us:

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