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  1. U.S. Fed awards $53.24 bln reverse repos Wednesday

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    Wed, 24 Dec 2014

    NEW YORK, Dec 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday awarded $53.24 billion of two-day, fixed-rate reverse repurchase agreements to 48 bidders at an interest rate of 0.05 percent, the...

  2. UPDATE 1-Bids for U.S. 7-year notes weakest in 13 months

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    Wed, 24 Dec 2014

    NEW YORK, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Bidding at the U.S. seven-year Treasuries note auction on Wednesday was the weakest in more than a year as some traders sat on the sidelines due to worries about the Federal Reserve possibly raising interest rates in mid-2015.

  3. Strength of the Dollar

    Commentary

    Wed, 24 Dec 2014

    that these past periods were relatively good times to invest in international equity compared to the US. However, talk from the Fed is also suggestive that the dollar may continue to strengthen, which ultimately will be bad for the US export businesses

  4. Nikkei rises on strong U.S. growth data; exporters enjoy weak yen

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    Tue, 23 Dec 2014

    closing-high on the back of data showing decisive strength in the U.S. economy, which lifted risk appetite and backed last week's upbeat assessment by the Federal Reserve . The Nikkei benchmark added 1.1 percent to 17,835.45 by 0

  5. Fed awards $49.5 bln in 14-day reverse repo test

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    Mon, 22 Dec 2014

    Dec 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve on Monday awarded $49.50 billion in term reverse repurchase agreements in the third of four weekly test operations in an effort to see how the tool might...

  6. From Barron’s, December 22, 2014 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014

    been arrested by such actions/talks. The Fed switched its language from “ a considerable ..... be 2,117.06 based on 3/24/00. The Fed ended its QE in Oct and replaced “ a considerable ..... that the bond market has yet to price the Fed tightening and that will happen in 2015

  7. Key Themes for 2014

    Commentary

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014

    significant monetary support by the Federal Reserve gave anxious investors cause for optimism ..... 2014. 4. Taper to completion – The Federal Reserve ’s effort to keep interest rates low ..... S. and global economies. Despite the Fed ’s reduction in support for low interest

  8. From Barron’s, December 22, 2014 (Part 1)

    Commentary

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014

    the market? Many of the concerns haven’t gone away. And the Fed removed “ a considerable time ” for low rates in its statement but ..... new word “ patient ” instead. Beware that in 2004 when the Fed changed its language, the rates rose 5 months later [ Yellen

  9. Enjoy Low Oil Prices While They Last

    Headlines

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014

    really cared. With better news out of the Fed , oil prices stabilizing, and even ..... surprise or two. Markets Thrilled That the Fed Didn't Seem More Hawkish at Its Recent Meeting I am not so sure that the Fed really changed much but a couple of

  10. Most speculative U.S. 10-year T-note futures net shorts since 2010-CFTC

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    Fri, 19 Dec 2014

    Dec 19 (Reuters) - Speculators' net bearish bets on U.S. 10-year Treasury note futures increased to their highest level in more than 4-1/2 years ahead the Federal Reserve 's policy statement earlier...

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