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GDP vs. FOMC vs. Unemployment and Payrolls

24/7 Wall St. wanted to make an update for its readers about the dual importance of economic reports. It is unemployment that rules the roost in most months, but this ...
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Richmond Fed President Lacker Warns of Rate Hikes

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond president, Jeffrey Lacker, was a continuous voice of dissent on quantitative easing for quite some time. So, should it be of any surprise that ...
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FOMC Sets New Outlook on Rate Hikes, Inflation, Unemployment and Tapering

The Federal Reserve and Janet Yellen have released their rate and monetary policy for the June 18 FOMC announcement. While inflation was seen ticking up in the CPI report this ...
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St. Louis Fed Bullard Still Sees Rate Hike Sooner Than Markets Expect

James Bullard, President of St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, spoke on Monday in front of a group at the Tennessee Bankers Association Annual Meeting. The speech was titled "How Far ...
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European Central Bank Launches Negative Interest Policy Experiment

The European Central Bank (ECB) has now done something most of have never seen before. It has adopted its own quantitative easing method by adopting at least a partial negative ...
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What If No Quantitative Easing Comes From the European Central Bank?

If you have watched the stock market, bond market and the economy in general for the past five years or so, it will be no surprise that the world's economies ...
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Federal Reserve

FOMC Minutes Discuss Means of Exiting Quantitative Easing, Not Timing

The FOMC has released the minutes of its April 29 to 30 meeting. We would caution that these minutes cover the announcement by the Federal Reserve from April 30, and ...
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Will Fed Rate Hikes Come Sooner Than Expected?

Quantitative easing has been under a great deal of scrutiny for some time, and the Federal Reserve's balance sheet keeps growing despite the tapering efforts. The stock market, and the ...
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St. Louis Fed’s Bullard Sees Rate Hike Sooner Than Expected

James Bullard, President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, may have inadvertently caused a small stir in the markets on Friday. After Janet Yellen has been speaking about exceptionally low ...
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IMF Looks for Better 2014 to 2015 Growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its updated 2014 to 2015 economic outlook. The good news is that the group has increased its expectations moderately. The bad news is ...
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Federal Reserve

More Fed Predictions of Late 2015 Rate Hikes

Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, gave a speech on Wednesday to the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (obviously in Miami, Fla.). ...
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Yellen Speech: Backing Away From Rate Hike Timeline

Janet Yellen is still in her getting to know you phase of her tenure as Fed chairman. After spooking the markets at the last FOMC meeting on the timing of ...
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Credit Suisse Says to Exit Overweight Japan Trade

The pro-Japan quantitative easing trade is coming to an end. At least that is what Credit Suisse has telegraphed in its global equity strategy sector outlook. The firm's Andrew Garthwaite ...
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Fed Presidents Predict End of Bond Buying and Tapering — Soon

Investors have become a bit nervous after a poor January and a rough start to January. Stocks have gone south, and bond yields have come back down from a peak ...
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Unemployment and Payrolls Made Bonds Safe Again, Maybe

Friday's Employment Situation report from the U.S. Labor Department may have just made investing in bonds safe again. With all the talk of the Federal Reserve wanting to taper its ...
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