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  1. CLS: Fed Reserve – Performance Gap – Politics

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    Tue, 23 Sep 2014

    is of questionable value since Federal Open Market Committee ( FOMC ) members don’t know themselves. So what do we know from this ..... from the bonds it already holds. No date was announced. The FOMC still expects rates to stay low for a “considerable period

  2. Retirement of hawks means lower rates?

    Headlines

    Tue, 23 Sep 2014

    retirement rules. The two were notable for their dissent - they want a quicker timetable for rate hikes - from last week's FOMC decision. Checking the "dots," Jon Hilsenrath says pulling the two's estimates would bring the 2015 year-end median forecast

  3. Fed to lose a hawk

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    Mon, 22 Sep 2014

    Philadelphia Fed chief Charles Plosser announces his retirement , effective March 1, 2015. Plosser is a voter on the FOMC this year, but the Philadelphia Fed will not have a vote on the committee next year or in 2016 (though it will have an alternate

  4. Thinking About The Week Ahead

    Headlines

    Mon, 22 Sep 2014

    By Marc Chandler : The week ahead is sandwiched between last week, which featured an FOMC meeting, the launching a new four-year funding scheme by the ECB and the Scottish referendum, and the week after that sees

  5. Forward Rates Update: Not Dot-ish

    Commentary

    Sun, 21 Sep 2014

    appearance of the lowest inflation expectations I can recall in several years of computing this stuff. And, of course, just like the FOMC dots, the curves don't contemplate (they seldom do) a recession anytime in the future. Regards, Dick

  6. Weighing The Week Ahead: Should Stock Investors Fear Current 'Divergences'?

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    Sun, 21 Sep 2014

    By Jeff Miller : In the wake of the FOMC meeting and the IPO hype, we face a week with little new information ..... Recap In my last WTWA I predicted that the media focus would be the FOMC and the potential for changing course. That was very accurate

  7. From Barron’s, September 22, 2014 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 20 Sep 2014

    weakness in small-caps [ IWM ] is worry some. The futures market expectations for the fed funds rate are now diverging from the FOMC ’s dot-plots . After failed Scottish independence vote, the BOE is free to hike rates. The ECB is on an easing path

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

    Commentary

    Sat, 20 Sep 2014

    new highs [ MW Cover ]. The investors were encouraged by the FOMC Statement retaining the phrase “considerable time” between the QE ..... M9, Yields : Like the proverbial 2-handed economists , the FOMC gave something to everyone – retention of phrase “ considerable

  9. Gold settles at lowest price this year, miners hit new 52-week lows

    Headlines

    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    finishing its third weekly loss in a row, pressured by the dollar’s move higher after Wednesday's Fed policy meeting. The FOMC meeting "maintains our belief that the process of U.S. monetary tightening continues, and this will encourage further advances

  10. Why the Pennant Race Could Coincide with Market Volatility

    Headlines

    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    had previously anticipated. That decision was reflected in the FOMC ’s statement that rates would stay near zero for a “considerable ..... central bank lowering its GDP forecast for 2015. In her post FOMC press conference, Fed Chair Janet Yellen went to great pains

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