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Why Central Banks Aren't Really Setting Interest Rates
Article By: Mises Institute
Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:14 AM EST
Mainstream thinking considers the central bank a key factor in the determination of interest rates.
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The FOMC Channels China’s Xi As To Japan Going Global
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:02 AM EST
Euro$ #4 welcomes everyone, including the unanimous FOMC, to this world where no-growth and boom are the same thing.
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Market Talk – Wednesday, Dec. 11
Article By: Martin Armstrong
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:50 PM EST
The US Labor Department released a report this Wednesday showing a rise in consumer inflation. The 0.3% increase in the consumer price index last month is largely attributed to higher energy and food prices.
In this article: AAXJ, CNY, FXB, OIL, UUP, INDA, NDX, SPX, DJI, DAX
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Has The Fed De-Iced Inflation From Its 40-Year Lull?
Article By: Michele Schneider
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:42 PM EST
There is a disconnect between the Fed’s metrics for inflation and reality.
In this article: IBB, QQQ, DIA, IWM, IYT, KRE, SMH, SPY, XRT
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Fed Eyes Long Pause, No Rate Hikes In 2020
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:30 PM EST
The Fed held rates steady today citing low inflation. Members expect a long pause.
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Federal Reserve: A Material World
Article By: ING Economics
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:00 PM EST
No change from the Federal Reserve with a reinforced message that material change is required for them to deviate from this stance.
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Fed Watch: No Lump Of Coal This Year
Article By: WisdomTree
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:25 PM EST
After three consecutive rate cuts, the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to stay on the sidelines at their final gathering for 2019. While this result was widely expected, it also represented a stark turnaround from the December 2018 FOMC meeting.
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FOMC Leaves Rates Unchanged, Signals No Action Until 2021 Earliest
Article By: Tyler Durden
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:16 PM EST
The Fed leaves federal funds target range unchanged at 1.5%-1.75%, as expected, following three straight cuts.
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EUR Price Outlook: Euro Eyes ECB Meeting, Lagarde After Fed
Article By: DailyFX
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:54 PM EST
EUR/USD – the world’s most liquid and heavily traded currency pair – will be in forex traders’ crosshairs over the next 24-hours with interest rate decisions and monetary policy updates from the ECB and the Fed.
In this article: FXE, UUP
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Is The Fed Gearing Up For A New Round Of Quantitative Easing? Here Are The Possible Signs
Article By: Frank Holmes
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:20 PM EST
The Fed’s balance sheet is expanding again for the first time since the bank began to unwind in 2017. In fact, this is the fastest monthly rate of expansion since the initial round of quantitative easing (QE) began in December 2008.
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Dealers’ Choice: Repo Facts Are Indeed Very Stubborn Things
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:54 PM EST
The biggest thing about September’s repo rumble wasn’t the double-digit GC rate(s), it was the timing.
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What To Look For From The Fed Meeting
Video By: Interactive Brokers
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:10 PM EST
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ chief strategist, discusses what to be mindful of for the upcoming Fed meeting on monetary policy.
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When It Becomes Serious You Have To Lie: Update On The Repo Fiasco
Article By: Michael Lebowitz
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:31 AM EST
Almost three months after water stains first appeared in the overnight funding markets, the Fed has stepped in on a daily basis to “re-paint the ceiling” and the problem has appeared to vanish.
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Sterling Holds Firm Despite Tighter Poll
Article By: Marc Chandler
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:59 AM EST
The capital markets continue to tread water as investors await this week's key events.
In this article: FXE, ACWI, FXB, SPX, UDN, FXC
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What To Expect From The SNB & ECB Rate Decisions
Article By: Orbex
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:45 AM EST
The Fed’s interest rate decision later today is only the first of several such meetings from major central banks.
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Countdown To QE4?
Video By: Robert Desmond
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:53 AM EST
A discussion about the Federal Reserves announcement today. Will the stock market rally on a new QE4 program? If so will Gold and Silver begin to breakout as we expect?
In this video: GLD, SLV, IEF, NDX, SPX, DJI
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