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“Considerable time” pledge is highly conditional says Yellen

“Considerable time” pledge is highly conditional says Yellen

36 minutes ago (Ryan Littlestone)

And linked to the FOMC’s view of the economy »

Yellen calls time on QE

Yellen calls time on QE

49 minutes ago (Ryan Littlestone)

 Expects to end asset purchases at next meeting FOMC will continue to have a target range for Fed funds rate rather than a single point Pace of tightening to depend on economy (may be faster or slower dependant on economy … Continue reading → »

Yellen says exit strategy doesn’t mean policy change

Yellen says exit strategy doesn’t mean policy change

7:32pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

Economy continuing to make progress towards Fed’s goals Fed sees progress towards maximum employment Sees gradual progression jobs objectives Labour market has yet to fully recover Sees significant underutilisation of labour resources (usual dovish comment) Economic activity expanding at mo... »

US Dollar Surges as Fed Upgrades Interest Rate Forecasts

US Dollar Surges as Fed Upgrades Interest Rate Forecasts

7:20pm today (David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist)

The US Dollar has surged to fresh multi-year highs versus the Japanese Yen as the US Federal Reserve tapered QE policy and raised guidance on the future of interest rates. »

Dollar rockets even as FOMC language stays the same but Fed members shift their rate focus

Dollar rockets even as FOMC language stays the same but Fed members shift their rate focus

7:16pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

USD/JPY bolted to 108.18 after the release while the euro got hammered down to 1.2898 Pickings from the statement sees inflation now running below the FOMC’s longer run objective. Other language remains virtually unchanged but Richard Fisher and Charles Plosser made a … Continue rea... »

The Fed Projections for GDP, Employment and PCE Inflation

The Fed Projections for GDP, Employment and PCE Inflation

7:15pm today (Greg Michalowski)

The Fed also released the Projections for GDP, Employment and PCE Inflation.  Below is a look at the estimates and comparison to the June estimates.  Red shows a decline form June. Yellow is unchanged and Green is an increase from the … Continue reading → »

Dollar rallying on Fed decision, not sure why

Dollar rallying on Fed decision, not sure why

7:06pm today (Adam Button)

The US dollar is ripping higher on the Fed decision but it’s not clear why. There are two slightly more hawkish developments in the statement. The first is a second dissent as Fisher combined with Plosser. The second thing is … Continue reading → »

FOMC: Comparison of the July and September Statements

FOMC: Comparison of the July and September Statements

7:06pm today (Greg Michalowski)

Comparison of the July and September FOMC Statements »

FOMC Statement: The Full Text of the September FOMC Statement

FOMC Statement: The Full Text of the September FOMC Statement

7:02pm today (Greg Michalowski)

For immediate release Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. On balance, labor market conditions improved somewhat further; however, the unemployment rate is little changed and … Continue read... »

FOMC Keeps considerable time in statement

FOMC Keeps considerable time in statement

7:00pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

Treasury purchases cut to $10bn as exp MBS to $5bn as exp Interest rate unchanged at 0.25% First rate rise seen in 2015 by 14 officials vs 12 in June “Considerable time” pledge remains as growth remains moderate Fed also releases … Continue reading → »

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