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A rate rise on the ides of March?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 FEB 2017
... before the Senate, Yellen stressed that, "Waiting too long to remove accommodation would be unwise, potentially requiring the FOMC to eventually raise rates rapidly, which could risk disrupting financial markets and pushing the economy into recession". ...
Three for three
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 FEB 2017
... Federal Reserve marked time on policy too. It kept the fed funds rate target at 0.50%-0.75% after its 31 January - 1 February FOMC meeting. In its statement, the FOMC noted the continued strengthening in the labour market and expansion in economic activity ...
The good and the bad in the Fed rate hike
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 DEC 2016
... basis point lift, taking the fed funds rate from 0.25% - 0.50% to 0.50% - 0.75% at the conclusion of its 13-14 December FOMC meeting. While financial markets widely expected the Fed's decision, US equities sold (the S&P 500 index lost 0.8% on the day) ...
Trump's helping hand
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 NOV 2016
... In her testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress on 17 November, Madam Yellen declared: "Were the FOMC to delay increases in the federal funds rate for too long, it could end up having to tighten policy relatively abruptly to keep ...
The Fed "live" in November
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 24 OCT 2016
... president Jeffrey Lacker, Kansas City Federal Reserve president Esther George - warning that the US central bank's 1-2 November FOMC meeting is live. These regional Fed presidents spoke in different tongues but the underlying message is best summed up ...
The twenty-first night of September
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 SEP 2016
... night of September". That something, of course, is lifting the US fed funds rate (sending the US dollar higher), should the FOMC adopt dove-turned-hawk Boston Fed president Eric Rosengren's advice that "A failure to continue on the path of gradual removal ...
Yellen speaks Fedspeak
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 29 AUG 2016
... bit more. Here's the entire paragraph for which the whole phrase containing 17 words was lifted from: "Looking ahead, the FOMC expects moderate growth in real gross domestic product (GDP), additional strengthening in the labor market, and inflation rising ...
Read the data not the Fed's lips
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 22 AUG 2016
... this year" (Lockhart) and "it's possible" that this could be next month (Dudley) - and while you're at it forget the July FOMC minutes as well. They're old news! What's of greater remit is Janet's current thoughts on the current state of play - the indications ...
Central bank Olympics - the race is on
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 AUG 2016
... kept the ECB company on the bench. However, unlike the ECB's bias towards joining the race to the bottom, the 26-27 July FOMC meeting suggests that the Fed, instead, would soon be resuming its run ... the other way because the labour market has "strengthened" ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 JUN 2016
... the pace of improvement in the labor market has slowed... although the unemployment rate has declined". According to the FOMC statement, the slowdown in the labour market came just as "growth in economic activity appears to have picked up". Household ...
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