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Chief economist update: Has the Fed conquered the yield curve?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 12 DEC 2019
Mission accomplished! This appears to be the Fed's latest missive at the conclusion of its 10-11 December FOMC meeting - after three 25 bps cuts - in July, September and October - that took the fed funds rate from 2.5% to 1.75%. Fed chair Jerome ...
Chief economist update: Eurozone negative rates a failure?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 DEC 2019
... on 31 December 2018. Trump's tariff war- that weakened global trading activity - that started in March 2018, and the Fed's pivot in early 2019 - strengthened the euro which, in turn, negated the ECB's stimulus measures. Would a return to ...
Chief economist update: The Grinch steals Christmas
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 DEC 2019
... second-guessing his next move, er, tweet. Perhaps it could be Trump's way of proving his genius on his latest call on the Fed to "Lower Rates & Loosen". The escalation of trade tensions is already sending Wall Street on a tailspin, and just like ...
Chief economist update: Bah humbug
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 3 DEC 2019
... their currencies. This makes it very hard for our manufactures & farmers to fairly export their goods. Lower Rates & Loosen - Fed!" His follow-up tweet further clarified what irked @realDonaldTrump: "Manufacturers are being held back by the strong Dollar ...
Chief economist update: Weaker yen strengthening Japan
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 NOV 2019
... has done nothing and it kept policy unchanged at it's October meeting only hours after the US Federal Reserve cut the Fed Funds Rate for a third time in October, following its July and September rate cuts. The same could be said of the Euro. The ...
Chief economist update: As low as Lowe will go
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 NOV 2019
... many times before, economics is not an exact science because it is dynamic and doesn't operate in a vacuum. With the Fed on pause - and current expectations are it will remain on hold through to the end of 2020 - there is a strong likelihood that ...
Chief economist update: US consumer power
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 NOV 2019
... year-over-year earnings declines since Q4 2015 through Q2 2016." Bad news is good news? Unlikely at this point in time for the Fed's on pause. I scrolled through the CME Group's FedWatch Tool and found that the probabilities of the US central ...
Chief economist update: The A$ will answer the question of how much more
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 NOV 2019
... now afford to consume more imports." The RBA will cut one more time in 2020. More, if other central banks, particularly the Fed, raise accommodative monetary policies ... if only to keep the A$ weak.
Chief economist update: Santa Claus is coming to town
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 NOV 2019
... increased policy stimulus measures. Central banks have indeed raised policy stimulation - in words (BOJ, BOE) and in deed (Fed, ECB, PBOC and RBA) - and the recent positive turn of events - US-China trade deal, the UK could finally Brexit with polls ...
Chief economist update: The yen to dictate if BOJ turns words into action
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 NOV 2019
... achieving the price stability target will be lost." The BOJ's decision came hours after the US Federal Reserve cut the fed funds rate for a third time in October, following its July and September rate cuts. But instead of depreciating against the ...
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