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FOMC recap: Fed delivers 75bps, but Powell throws cold water on hawks

On balance, the Fed chief is coming off as relatively dovish...

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Silver: Can precious metals rebound despite Fed tightening?

We are seeing some mild dollar selling ahead of FOMC, which is boosting the appeal of precious metals, yen and franc

S&P500 "easy money" gone - what happens next?

A quiet start to the new trading week as U.S stock markets closed mixed ahead of this week's FOMC and Q2 GDP data and earnings reports from U.S Mega Tech companies.

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July 26, 2022 04:39 AM

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$200bn in collateral damage in one week. What comes next for the ASX200?

Heading into the release of last Friday's U.S inflation data, the market was hopeful that it would confirm that inflation had or was close to peaking. Thereby allowing central banks to ease their foot off the monetary tightening pedal.

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US open: Stocks drop as recession fears grow

US stocks are pointing to a sharply weaker start after gains yesterday and as the fust settles on the Fed rate decision.

FOMC meeting recap: Was that “Peak Hawkishness” for the Fed?

Traders may look at today’s press conference as marking “peak hawkishness” for the Fed, at least in the short term...

Treasury yields explained: what does the yield curve tell us?

Treasury yields are closely watched as an indicator of economic health, interest rates and inflation. Read our one-page guide to treasury yields, including what they are, what the yield curve is and what it means when the yield curve inverts.

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SP500 - a dead cat bounce or a stronger recovery Part II?

This morning, the Federal Reserve followed the lead of the ECB last week to deliver a hawkish surprise. The Feds dot plots showed the median dot in 2022 rose to 1.875%, consistent with another six rate hikes in 2022, in line with market expectations.

FOMC meeting preview: Is there still a “Fed put”?

Traders expect this week’s Fed meeting to be the proverbial “calm before the storm” of aggressive Fed tightening throughout the rest of the year - see what the possibilities are!

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January 24, 2022 07:28 PM

US GDP Recap: Traders See Through Stellar 3.2% Headline Growth to Questionable Details

Overall, the BEA estimated that the US economy grew at a 3.2% annualized rate in Q1, well above expectations of 2.2% growth. While President Trump will no doubt extol the headline growth, the details are less impressive under the hood.

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April 26, 2019 09:56 AM

Data Rundown: ECB, Fed Minutes...and Brexit Extension?

After a quiet start to the week, market-moving data has finally picked up, with traders keying in on three major events...

FOMC Recap: Doves on Parade!

As we noted in yesterday’s FOMC Preview report, the US central bank was never going to make any immediate changes to policy, leaving traders to read Powell and Company’s tea leaves for implications about future tweaks. As it turns out, the tea leaves were clear: The Fed has undergone a major dovish shift.

FOMC Preview: Is the Market Too Dovish on the Prospects for a 2019 Rate Hike?

Spoiler alert: The Federal Reserve won’t be making any immediate changes to monetary policy at the conclusion to this week’s two-day meeting. Nonetheless, it would be a mistake for traders to ignore the central bank’s economic projections and comments.

Dollar Index Bouncing off 96.00 on Testimony Bonanza Day

Today’s economic calendar is light on traditional economic data, but heavy on high-stakes testimonies with President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Fed Chair Jerome Powell all getting grilled by lawmakers, simultaneously. Michael Cohen’s testimony could have long-term legal ramifications for the President, but comments from the other two policymakers have more near-term significance for traders.

Dollar Index Bouncing off 96.00 on Testimony Bonanza Day

Today’s economic calendar is light on traditional economic data, but heavy on high-stakes testimonies with President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Fed Chair Jerome Powell all getting grilled by lawmakers, simultaneously. Michael Cohen’s testimony could have long-term legal ramifications for the President, but comments from the other two policymakers have more near-term significance for traders.

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

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.

NFP Preview: Could a strong jobs report save the dollar?

Friday’s jobs and wages numbers may turn out to be not so significant in terms of their potential market impact as investors will still be assessing the Fed’s apparent U-turn in its monetary policy stance – unless the data turn out to be significantly strong or significantly weak.

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FOMC Recap: No More Hiking Bias?

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 was quiet on that front as well.

EUR/USD hangs in balance ahead of Fed, NFP and Eurozone data

The FX markets have been rather quiet so far this week. However there have been a couple of exceptions.

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January 30, 2019 07:35 AM

Will Fed signal slowdown in balance sheet reduction?

Given that the Fed has already indicated that interest rates won’t be going up again soon, investors will be keen to find out first and foremost how long is the central bank likely to remain on hold. Another focal area for investors will be comments from Mr Powell on the pace of the Fed’s balance sheet reduction.

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January 28, 2019 07:14 AM

FOMC Minutes: Did Markets Misread Powell’s Post-Fed Comments?

The minutes from each Federal Reserve meeting are released three weeks after the meeting itself, meaning that they’re generally stale under the best of circumstances...

Fed Recap: ‘Some’what Dovish Hike Not Enough for Stocks

Heading into arguably the last major market event of 2018, traders felt they had a decent grasp on what the Federal Reserve would do.

Gold continues to shine as Fed decision looms

The safe-haven asset has been supported by (1) continued weakness in the dollar and (2) raised volatility in the stock markets, ahead of the Federal Reserve’s much-anticipated rate decision later on

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December 19, 2018 11:39 AM