Category Archives: Fed

Why Gold Is Such A Dog

Summary Gold prices have been in a bear market since the August 2011 peak at $1920 Prices are making new 52-week lows Gold has primarily been a monetary asset throughout history and moves closely with the global monetary base (GMB), … Continue reading

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Is Trump Starting To Lean On The Fed Or Setting It Up?

President Trump said in an interview with CNBC’s Joe Kernan this morning he “does not agree”, is not “thrilled” or “happy” with the FOMC’s interest rate hikes.  The full interview and transcripts will be available tomorrow. Click here for excerpt … Continue reading

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Cleveland Fed Dishes On Yield Curve Signal

Check out the latest from the Cleveland Fed president,  Loretta Mester: Mester advised that there is “no evidence” for thinking that a flatter curve signals a weaker economy at this time, Reuters reported. She added that “structural factors,” such as bond-buying by central … Continue reading

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The Biggest Risk At The Fed

It is FOMC day, and the committee just raised the Fed Funds rate another 25 bps. Well, actually, they increased the interest rate on excess reserves (IOER) by 25 bps to target a higher Fed Funds rate.   That is an additional … Continue reading

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FOMC Dot Plot & Other Data – March 21

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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement – March 21

March 21, 2018 Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement For release at 2:00 p.m. EDT Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been … Continue reading

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Why This Correction Is Different

Those dreaded words you never want to hear as an investor, “this time is different.” Stock and Bond Correlation It does apply to the latest stock market correction, however. The sell-off that began on January 29th spanned ten trading days and … Continue reading

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Atlanta Fed GDP Now

Looks like a giant downhill slalom.

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Policy Leanings Of Current FOMC

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Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

February 27, 2018 Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress Chairman Jerome H. Powell Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Chairman Hensarling, Ranking Member Waters, and members of the Committee, I am pleased to … Continue reading

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