Category Archives: Fed

QOTD: Liqudity

“..liquidity is OK. But it may be more fragile, and more prone to disappearing in stress situations…There hasn’t been a liquidity-related incident that has had a significant effect on the real economy. That doesn’t mean it won’t happen.” – Jay … Continue reading

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QOTD: Sheep Logic

Active central bank Narrative construction in the service of their policy goals is a permanent change in our market dynamics.  – Ben Hunt, Epsilon Theory

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Fed Chair Watch

Warsh gaining momentum in prediction markets.

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Here Is Where The Volatility Is…

Unbelievable vol in the prediction markets over the next Fed chair. Checked last night and Neel Kashkari, the super dove,  was over 30 cents.   John Taylor, the rules-based Stanford prof,  was up around 20 cents.   Kevin Warsh, who leans hawkish … Continue reading

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FOMC: A Big Double Cheese Non-Burger

Monetary policy history made today. The  Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)  confirmed it would begin its long-awaited quantitative tightening (QT). In October, the Committee will initiate the balance sheet normalization program described in the June 2017 Addendum to the Committee’s … Continue reading

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Fed Day With Extremely Loose Financial Conditions

Today is the day,  folks. The consensus is the Fed announces the start of quantitative tightening (QT).   History in the making. Draining Liquidity Though monetary tightening officially began in December 2015,  this will be the first time the Fed drains … Continue reading

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The Next Fed Chair – Bloomberg

Our money is on John Taylor as Trump has surrounded himself with the hard money crowd. Jan.09 — Standish Chief Economist Vincent Reinhart discusses possible Federal Reserve appointments under a Trump administration. Reinhart speaks on “What’d You Miss?”

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Week Ahead — Brexit outlook, Nike results – FT

Fallout from Brexit, results for athletic clothing maker Nike and voting for Australia’s national election. Seb Morton-Clark takes a look at some of the top stories for the coming week. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs (click … Continue reading

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Fighting the Fed – FT

John Authers looks at the consequences as the worst start to a year in stock market history continues apace For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is not observable)

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Fed caught in a bind – FT

Bond market veteran Dan Fuss from Loomis Sayles discusses whether traders are prepared for an interest rate increase and the outlook for further rises in 2016. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video

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