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Is The Economy Like A Skeleton Wearing A Bowler Hat?
Article By: Michele Schneider
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:41 PM EST
With concerns over China and global growth, the Fed took a dovish stance in today’s released FOMC minutes. They want to exercise patience to see what the U.S. economy has in store for the second half of 2019.
In this article: IWM, IYT, SPY, DIA, QQQ, KRE, SMH, IBB, XRT
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FOMC Minutes: The New Narrative Takes Shape
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:50 PM EST
Nothing the Fed did today or has done up to today has changed the curves. The only thing that has changed since early January is the narrative.
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The Fed Bows To Market Forces
Video By: TheoTrade
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:20 PM EST
It’s a mixed bag of goods on a day where the FOMC minutes came out. In today’s video, Don Kaufman discusses the 180 turn in the Fed’s policy and other “goings-on” in the broader market.
In this video: TNX, SPY, VIX, QQQ, IWM, XLF, SPX
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More TIC December: More Shadow(s) Than Shadow Money
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:28 PM EST
The TIC data for December 2018 starts out well enough, exactly the way it should. The headline says foreigners sold a record amount of US$ assets in that month. Anyone paying attention during it would be the opposite of shocked.
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FOMC Minutes: Two Key Takeaways That Will Shape Monetary Policy Moving Forward
Article By: Matt Weller
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:00 PM EST
The release hints at a more balanced outlook than the dovish reading from the meeting itself, with officials emphasizing an increase in downside risks to the economy, as well as generally strong household and labor market data.
In this article: SPX, GLD, UUP
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Fed Minutes: Downside Risks Increased, Worried Balance Sheet Runoff Hit Stocks
Article By: Tyler Durden
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:17 PM EST
Here is what has emerged as the key highlights from today's minutes.
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SOFR Replaces LIBOR
Article By: Timothy Taylor
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:53 PM EST
LIBOR is probably going to disappear in the next few years to be replaced by SOFR. Since several hundred trillion dollars of financial contracts will be different as a result, it's useful to have at least some sense of what the change means
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E Canadian Lagging Exports And The Future Of The Canadian Dollar
Article By: Norman Mogil
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:28 PM EST
Canada has long been a nation that depends heavily on its export markets, deriving roughly 25% of total income from external trade. Thus, one of the best measures of the health of the Canadian economy is its performance in international trade.
In this article: FXC
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China Warns New US Tariffs Will Be "Catastrophic" For Global Stocks
Article By: Tyler Durden
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:25 AM EST
Chinese state-run newspaper the Global Times warned - or perhaps threatened - late Tuesday that failed trade negotiations would have dire consequences for global stocks.
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Over The Shoulder
Article By: Phil Flynn
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:07 AM EST
The oil market seems to be looking over the shoulder season even as there are signs that because of refinery maintenance, oil supplies will probably rise.
In this article: OILB
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GBP Surges Higher On Hopes Of Irish Backstop Solution
Article By: Orbex
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:48 AM EST
The British Pound has been strongly bid over the last 24 hours as the market reacts to reports that Theresa May is close on delivering a Brexit deal.
In this article: FXB
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E Markets: Goldilocks
Article By: Robert Savage
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:13 AM EST
The Powell Put will be in play today. The market is going to focus on the FOMC and the balance sheet run down is where many see the biggest risk.
In this article: ACWI, CYB, FXB, GLD, OILB, SPX, TNX, FXE
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US-China Trade And Brexit Dominate Ahead Of FOMC Minutes
Article By: Marc Chandler
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:48 AM EST
The US dollar is narrowly mixed against the major currencies, but the strongest currency today is the Chinese yuan, following reports that US wants China to keep the yuan stable and not offset US tariffs with currency depreciation.
In this article: FXE, ACWI, FXB, VIX, UDN
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Indices Again Wait On China-US Trade Talks
Article By: Anna Coulling
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:31 AM EST
A quick look at the indices following last week’s strong close on comments and speculation of a positive outcome to the China-US trade talks.
In this article: QQQ, SPX
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Something Different About This One
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:42 AM EST
In Japan, they call it “powerful monetary easing.” In practice, it is anything but.
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Channeling Warren Buffett
Article By: Bill Smead
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:55 AM EST
Buffett’s favorite holding period is forever, so predicting and guessing what matters most to shareholders doesn’t change much from year-to-year.
In this article: AFL, AXP, BAC, BRK-A, BRK-B, JPM, KO, IBM, AAPL
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