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FOMC Minutes: Two Key Takeaways that Will Shape Monetary Policy Moving Forward

February 20, 2019 2:39 PM
Despite a powerful winter storm forcing the Federal Reserve’s Washington DC offices to close, the central bank was still able to release the minutes from its late January meeting.

FOMC Recap: No More Hiking Bias?

January 30, 2019 2:50 PM
With seemingly every member of the Federal Reserve emphasizing that the central bank would be “patient” following its December interest rate hike, it came as no surprise that the Fed left interest rates unchanged today. And, despite the speculation that Chairman Powell and Company could revisit their balance sheet rundown strategy, the central bank ...

Week Ahead: US dollar in focus ahead of FOMC, NFP

April 27, 2018 12:53 PM
For more than a week, the US dollar has risen sharply as US government bond yields have surged – with the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield briefly topping 3% – while geopolitical risk perceptions have tentatively waned.

Week Ahead: ECB and BoJ in Focus

April 20, 2018 1:32 PM
The past week has seen a sharp rise in US Treasury yields, which has helped to fuel a US dollar rebound as well as place renewed pressure on recently rallying equity markets.

Fed Recap: Dollar sinks despite higher Fed forecasts

March 21, 2018 5:32 PM
The Federal Reserve, helmed for the first time by new Fed Chair Jerome Powell, concluded its two-day FOMC meeting on Wednesday, announcing a widely expected 25-basis-point interest rate hike to push the federal funds rate up to 1.50-1.75%.