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

April 10, 2019 8:55 PM
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!

March 20, 2019 6:48 PM
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?

March 19, 2019 3:24 PM
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

February 27, 2019 5:34 PM
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...

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

February 20, 2019 7:39 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.