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Key Events In The Coming Week: FOMC Minutes, GDP, BOC, OPEC And More

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 22, 2017 9:06 AM

The key highlights in the coming week are the Fed minutes, the Eurogroup meeting on Greece, the OPEC meeting and Bank of Canada rate decision. We also get GDP releases in the US, Eurozone, and UK, while a murder (or gaggle) of Fed speaker […]

Asian Metals Market Update: May-22-2017

news.goldseek.com / By: Chintan Karnani, Insignia Consultants / 22 May 2017

There are lots of Federal Reserve speakers this week as well as economic data releases. These numbers will be taken seriously by the markets as they are pre FOMC data. The FOMC meet is on 14th June. UK elections are also nearing. Lowering of […]

Emerging Markets Preview

marctomarket.com / Dr. Win Thin / May 7, 2017

EM FX got some limited traction as the week closed, helped by stabilizing commodity prices. However, oil, copper, and iron ore have all broken important technical levels that suggest further weakness ahead. We also think the FOMC and jobs data support our view that the next […]

Gold dumps on Fed News as markets price in June rate hike

news.goldseek.com / By Ira Epstein / 3 May 2017

Copper prices sink off of a stunning 32% increase in LME Warehouse Stocks. Gold takes it on the chin as the markets interpret the FOMC Announcement today to keep a June rate hike fully in play. Last, silver continues to lose to gold via the gold […]

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – FOMC Day, NFP on Friday

jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 03 MAY 2017

“Therefore I must say that, as I hope for mercy, I can have no other notion of all the other governments that I see or know, than that they are a conspiracy of the rich, who, on pretense of managing the public, only pursue their private ends, and devise […]

FOMC Holds Rates, Mush “Transitory” Statement Follows: Interesting Bond Reaction

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / May 3, 2017

As universally expected, the Fed did not hike rates at the May meeting. Instead, the FOMC committee issued a boilerplate Press Release that the first quarter slowdown is transitory and that inflation expectations are balanced.

Key Snips

The Committee views the slowing in growth during […]

FOMC Preview: Here Are The Possible Surprises In Today’s Statement

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 3, 2017 11:51 AM

Today’s FOMC announcement at 2:00pm is expected to be mostly a non-event, and the only incremental information will be what is contained in the updated statement, which comes one month ahead of the Fed’s next expected rate hike in June. There will be […]

Asian Metals Market Update: May-03-2017

news.goldseek.com / By: Chintan Karnani, Insignia Consultants / 3 May 2017

The Federal Reserve statement today will also spell the US dollar policy. Incoming US economic data releases so far have been mixed. Long term prospects of the US economy are rosy. Infosys said it plans to hire 10,000 U.S. workers in the next two […]

The Irony of Stable Inflation

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Jeffrey P. Snider via Alhambra Investments / May 1, 2017

In February 2000, the FOMC quietly switched from the CPI to the PCE Deflator as its standard for inflation measurement. There were various technical reasons for doing so, including the CPI’s employment of a geometric mean basis (which was in 2015 […]

Fed’s Third Hike and Gold

news.goldseek.com / By: Arkadiusz Sieron / 28 April 2017

This time, the U.S. central bank did not make us wait too long for the next hike. Just three months after the hike in December, the Fed moved interest rates up again. Although the pace of the current tightening cycle is extremely gradual, the U.S. central […]

Act Accordingly

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Jeffrey P. Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners / April 18, 2017

The textbook says that whenever the central bank raises its policy rate that means tightening. Actual experience over more than just this last lost decade demonstrates that at the very least it is much more complicated than that. There is […]

FOMC Minutes: Balance Sheet To Shrink This Year; Some Saw Stock Prices As “Quite High”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 5, 2017 2:12 PM

As previewed, the focus on the just released Fed minutes was on two things: the path of the rate hike, which the Fed said it can change its assessment if warranted, and on the future of the Fed’s balance sheet, where the FOMC said […]

FOMC Minutes Preview

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 5, 2017 1:39 PM

With the March FOMC Minutes due out shortly, here are the key items to focus on, courtesy of RanSquawk which reminds us that at the March meeting, the FOMC decided to hike rates by 25bps, the third hike of the tightening cycle, taking the […]

FOMC Minutes Suggest Balance Sheet May Begin Shrinking This Year

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / Apr 5, 2017

The FOMC minutes were clear that officials are contemplating beginning address the balance sheet, which is another sign of confidence in the normalization process. However, beyond that very little else is clear. There does not appear to be much agreement yet on the pace or the […]

The Idiot FOMC Minutes Were Released and Boy Were They Idiotic

ibankcoin.com / Dr. Fly / Apr 5, 2017

The theme of the Fed minutes was very explicit: the complete and total destruction of the US stock market.

Let me explain.

They jawboned about hiking rates, wantonly, without regard for inflation targets or growth. They simply want to raise them, just because.

Also, they discussed […]

Richmond Fed President Lacker Resigns After Admitting He Leaked Confidential Fed Information

Statement from Lacker's attorney, Richard Cullen of McGuire Woods: pic.twitter.com/R0uK028ZBa

— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) April 4, 2017

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 4, 2017 1:17 PM

We can now close the case on who leaked that confidential, market-moving data to Medley global back in 2012: it was Richmond Fed’s […]

How To Beat Warren Buffett Working Just 40 Days A Year

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 27, 2017 3:15 PM

Want to beat Warren Buffett’s investment returns? Don’t want to spend a lot of time working at it? Bloomberg’s macro strategist Cameron Crise has just the investment process for you…

Last week I wrote about a simple model that is surprisingly effective at […]

Market Looking Toppy; Exercise Patience

financialsense.com / JEFFREY D SAUT / 03/20/2017

“The Climb”

“There’s always gonna be another mountain I’m always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose” (Climb)

—Miley Cyrus

I spent last week climbing the mountains of Idaho and Utah, seeing accounts and doing presentations for […]

Technical Scoop – Weekend Update March 19

news.goldseek.com / by David Chapman / 19 March 2017

The long anticpated March FOMC came and went, and, as was widely expected, the Fed raised the key Fed rate another 25 basis points (bp) to 0.75%–1.00%. Canada’s bank rate remains at 0.50%. It is the first time in years that Canada’s bank rate is below […]

Morgan Stanley: “Only One Thing Will Allow Central Banks To Keep The Party Going”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 19, 2017 4:14 PM

Last week, we presented readers with the latest note from SocGen strategist. Albert Edwards, who explained why after so many years of false rate hike starts, the market not only responded to last week’s hike in a dovish manner – interpreting last Wednesday’s […]

FX Week Ahead

zerohedge.com / By Shant Movsesian and Raj Dhall MSTA / Mar 19, 2017 2:50 PM

This week has not been one to savor for USD bulls, with the FOMC rate hike accompanied by a statement which failed to generate the fresh wave of hawkish sentiment markets had positioned for. We saw some hesitancy ahead […]

Divergence Theme Questioned

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / March 19, 2017

Recent developments have given rise to doubts over the divergence theme, which we suggested have shaped the investment climate. There are some at the ECB who suggest rates can rise before the asset purchases end. The Bank of England left rates on hold, but it was […]

Here Are The Five Main Things To Watch At Today’s Fed Meeting

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 15, 2017 1:57 PM

While it is now virtually assured (odds are 95% according to the CME) that the Fed will announce a 25 bps rate hike today following an unprecedented attempt to reprice the Fed Funds market over the past month by Fed speakers – recall that […]

Startled Reporter Asks Why Yellen Hiked With GDP And Real Wages Sliding: Here Is The Response

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 15, 2017 4:56 PM

Today’s FOMC press conference was the standard affair. Reporters ask broad questions, Yellen responds with even broader comments that amble aimlessly leaving no one any wiser as to The Fed’s true intent. That is, until Bloomberg TV’s Kathleen Hays decided enough was enough, […]

Federal Reserve Hikes, but Changes Little Else

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / Mar 15, 2017

The Federal Reserve delivered the much-anticipated rate hike. There was one dissent, the Minneapolis Fed President Kashkari.

In the first paragraph of the FOMC statement tweaked the assessment of business fixed investment, saying that it appears to have “firmed somewhat,” while in February it characterized it […]