Tag Archive: Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)

Buckle in for an action-packed holiday-shortened week

Buckle in for an action-packed holiday-shortened week brimmed with essential events, none more significant than the May employment report particularly in light of the recent dovish conversation on wage growth in the May 2 FOMC minutes. A marginally firmer reading…
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U.S Capital Equipment Orders Rise

Orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment rebounded in April even as the prior month’s figure was revised downward, indicating resilient demand at the start of the second quarter, Commerce Department figures showed Friday. Highlights of Durable Goods (April)…
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Dangerous Brinkmanship

Dangerous Brinkmanship Another in the expanding history list of topsy-turvy Thursdays’ when it comes to risk as the President Gave, and the President Hath Taken Away only to leave the door open again when it comes to North Korea discussions….
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U.S Weekly Jobless Claims Increase

New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week, but remained below a level consistent with a healthy labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 234,000 for the week ended…
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Trade War Talks are Back and the Dollar is Falling

Thursday May 24: Five things the markets are talking about Global stock markets remain under pressure as investors shun risk assets for relative safe havens. Rising Italian bond yields, fading prospects for the North Korea summit, disintegrating EM currencies, and…
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Turkish Lira Collapse Continues

Wednesday May 23: Five things the markets are talking about Geopolitical risks from Turkey to N. Korea, from China to Italy, have pressured global equities in overnight trade. U.S Treasuries, along with the ‘mighty’ dollar have found support, while crude…
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Another Turkish Lira flash crash

Another Turkish Lira flash crash   A busy start to the session dealing with yet another mini TRY flash crash as the bad Lira news continues to compound. Otherwise, global Forex and fixed income markets remain in neutral  overnight and predictably…
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Fed Minutes to Drive Market as Trade Concerns Recede

The US dollar is mixed ahead of the release of the minutes from May’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. The central bank held rates unchanged but there is almost 100 probability of a 25 basis points rate hike at…
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Italian Bond Yields Off Highs after Six Days of Selling

Italian government bond yields came off 14-month highs on Tuesday as the market paused after six days of heavy selling on concerns over the high-spending policies mooted by a potential coalition government in the euro zone’s third-largest economy. The likelihood…
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China to cut Tariffs on some Auto Parts and Vehicles

China’s Finance Ministry said that it will cut import tariffs on some vehicles to 15 percent, down from as much as 25 percent. The announcement Tuesday also said that tariffs on some automotive parts would fall to 6 percent. The…
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