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FOMC Minutes: Inflation is still main risk

Despite the hawkishness of the FOMC Minutes, the US Dollar barely budged while stock markets sold off

January 4, 2023 08:32 PM
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FOMC Minutes show Fed hiking rates at a slower pace

Based on today’s FOMC Minutes it appears that the Fed wants to hike rates at a slower pace in December than it did in November.

November 23, 2022 08:41 PM

European Open: RBNZ deliver a hawkish 75bp hike, FOMC minutes up next

As if 75bp was not enough, the RBNZ came out swinging by increasing their terminal rate much higher than we anticipated.

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FOMC Minutes show Fed is serious about inflation

With the Fed raising 75bps at its September meeting, the FOMC Minutes noted that the risks of doing too little outweighed the risk of doing too much.

October 12, 2022 08:41 PM
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FOMC Minutes show Fed is serious about inflation

With the Fed raising 75bps at its September meeting, the FOMC Minutes noted that the risks of doing too little outweighed the risk of doing too much.

October 12, 2022 08:41 PM
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FOMC Minutes: “More restrictive stance” to come?

The FOMC Minutes from the June 14-15,2022 meeting told a story of a scared Fed that will do anything to stop inflation from increasing, even if it means slowing growth.

July 6, 2022 08:36 PM
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FOMC Minutes: Good stuff, but nothing markets didn’t already assume

The Minutes from the March 16th FOMC meeting were a bit stale, as almost all Fed speakers have been hawkish lately.

April 6, 2022 08:29 PM
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FOMC Minutes extremely hawkish, pushing stocks lower and USD/JPY higher

Members suggested that it could be appropriate to begin to reduce the size of the Federal Reserves’ balance sheet relatively soon after raising rates

January 5, 2022 08:28 PM
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FOMC Minutes seem a bit more hawkish than Powell led markets to believe

Markets may know more when Powell and Treasury Secretary Yellen testify in front of Congress on Tuesday.

November 24, 2021 08:37 PM
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Asian Open: Equities Extend Losses as Fed moves Closer to Tapering

Whilst divisions remain among the ranks, the Fed minutes revealed ‘most members’ are on board to taper which pushed already-fragile equity markets lower in the last hour of trade.

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FOMC minutes: “Most” Fed members see taper this year…but “several” still don’t

As it turns out, the minutes only emphasized the central bankers’ uncertainty about the path of the economy and monetary policy heading into 2022...

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August 18, 2021 03:34 PM
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FOMC minutes: More details from the Fed, but no more clarity

Below the surface, some FOMC policymakers are starting to question whether the risks of QE and low interest rates may be starting to outweigh the benefits...

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July 7, 2021 03:45 PM
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European Open: Ivey PMI and FOMC Minutes in Focus

Currency markets are in holding patterns ahead of the highly anticipated FOMC minutes, where traders will seek further clues surrounding any Fed tapering.

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[Video] Key Reversal Day for Oil, Copper Fails at Resistance

A stronger dollar and failed OPEC meeting wreaked havoc for oil prices yesterday, which printed an ominous candle at its 2.5 year high.

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Asian Open: Risk-Off Ahead of FOMC Minutes as OPEC+ Cancels

The cancellation of the OPEC+ meeting ahead of FOMC minutes proved too much for sentiment, seeing USD, JPY and bond prices higher whilst commodities, equities and yields fell.

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European Open: Tight Ranges Ahead Inflation Data and FOMC Minutes

Ranges for currencies overnight were very small but, with the UK set to release a host of inflation data (as does Europe and Canada along with FOMC minutes later), hopefully it should wake markets up.

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US Futures turn higher, watch LOW, TGT, MRNA, JNJ, URBN

The S&P 500 Futures are rebounding after they closed in the red yesterday, halting a three-session rally.

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May 20, 2020 08:41 AM

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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 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.

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...

Dollar Index Holding Its Bullish Channel, But Causes for Concern Pile Up

As we anticipated yesterday (see here and here), the risk-on rally in the wake of this weekend’s “trade war truce” between the US and China has sputtered out relatively quickly. With US officials sending mixed messages about the content of the agreement and Chinese leaders maintaining radio silence, investors are increasingly concerned that a broad, long-term agreement within the next 90 days is a big ask.

USD/JPY in danger of breakdown as stocks weaken again

With the prospects of another sell-off in the stock markets still alive, the USD/JPY could be in danger of breaking down amid potential safe haven flows into the yen.

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October 17, 2018 11:02 AM

FOMC Minutes: Three Frustrating Fed Fears Fail to Fade

Last month, the Federal Reserve changed a grand total of about twelve words in its most recent monetary policy statement, so traders were understandably unexcited for the release of today’s FOMC minutes.