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FOMC recap: Fed delivers 75bps, but Powell throws cold water on hawks

On balance, the Fed chief is coming off as relatively dovish...

FOMC meeting preview: Traders looking for 75bps, Powell’s presser key

If the FOMC does, in fact, opt for a 75bps interest rate hike, Fed Chairman Powell’s accompanying press conference will likely have a bigger market impact than the decision itself...

USD/JPY reaches its highest level since September 1998

Fed chairman Powell’s comments earlier may have sent USD/JPY to its highest level in 24 years, but they also sent the pair reeling later in the day.

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June 29, 2022 08:08 PM

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FOMC recap: Fed hikes rates 75 bps, dot plots show much more to come!

The Fed statement said that it is “strongly committed to returning inflation to its 2% objective” and that it ”expects the labor market to remain strong”.

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June 15, 2022 09:05 PM
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FOMC Preview: Could the Committee hike 75bps?

With inflation continuing to increase and the Unemployment Rate at its lowest since February 2020, is it time for the Fed to surprise the markets and hike rates by 75bps?

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June 13, 2022 08:33 PM
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Powell said it- Not considering 75bps rate hike! Do markets believe him?

Based on today’s price action so far, it doesn’t seem like the markets are taking Powell seriously.

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May 5, 2022 04:47 PM

FOMC meeting recap: Was that “Peak Hawkishness” for the Fed?

Traders may look at today’s press conference as marking “peak hawkishness” for the Fed, at least in the short term...

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Nasdaq reeling after big reversal ahead of US tech earnings

Sentiment is quite downbeat following Thursday’s reversal in risk appetite ahead of earnings from Alphabet, Microsoft, Meta, Apple and Amazon

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Powell’s comments send yields and USD/JPY to multi-year highs

In Powell’s first comments since the press conference after the FOMC meeting last week, he comes across as extremely hawkish.

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March 21, 2022 06:18 PM

FOMC hikes rates 25bps as expected, but statement says more hikes to come!

The FOMC has a plan to raise rates steadily over the course of the year and run off the balance sheet.

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March 16, 2022 08:18 PM
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Asian Open: Powell on board with a March hike, AUD/JPY taps YTD high

The Fed Chair told the House Financial Services Committee overnight he is on board with a 25 bps hike in two weeks.

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USD/JPY bulls target 116.35 as Powell confirms rate hikes are coming

A war nearly 5,000 miles from Washington DC with minimal direct economic implications on the US will not deter the Fed from raising interest rates this month...

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March 2, 2022 04:01 PM
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FOMC meeting recap: Flexible statement but hawkish Powell has risk appetite reeling

Fed Chairman Powell used the press conference to refine the central bank’s message, striking a much more hawkish note than the more tepid monetary policy statement... and sending risk assets reeling.

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January 26, 2022 08:31 PM
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Asian Open: Wall Street rallies on Powell’s comments

Jerome Powell revived appetite for risk overnight as he soothed markets fears surrounding Omicron and the Fed's tightening cycle.

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FOMC increases tapering, sees 3 rate hikes in 2022 AND 2023

FOMC members expect inflation for 2021 to be 5.3%, 2.6% for 2022, and 2.3% for 2023

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December 15, 2021 08:09 PM
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NFP preview: What to expect from the key US jobs report as Fed wavers on taper plan

Traders and economists are looking for 553K net new jobs in Friday’s report, with wages expected rise by 0.4% m/m, in the final NFP report of 2021.

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December 2, 2021 02:34 PM
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Asian Open: Are ink prices too high for the Fed’s printer?

Jerome Powell jolted global markets by conceding that inflation is not actually transitory, and that the Fed will discuss a faster pace of tapering.

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Powell: It’s a good time to retire “transitory” for inflation

Many market participants have seen the inflation as “here to stay”, waiting for the Fed and Powell to play catch-up. And today, Powell finally has!

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November 30, 2021 06:53 PM
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BREAKING: Jerome Powell’s surprisingly hawkish comments upend markets

Reading between the lines, it appears that Chairman Powell has grown dramatically more concerned with the risk of sustained inflation...

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November 30, 2021 04:42 PM
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Asian Open: Equities rise – cautious optimism or dead cat bounce?

Wall Street’s first full-day back of trade saw equity markets recoup some of last week’s losses, but that’s not to say this will simply become a dead-cat bounce.

Asian Open: Powell on track for a 2nd term, Hawkish Comments Spook equities

Wall Street was initially pleased that Powell is likely to serve a second term, until he made some potentially hawkish remarks.

Biden re-nominates Jerome Powell to head the Fed, USD/JPY tests key resistance

In retrospect, it’s clear why Biden delayed for so long: There was little upside regardless of who he chose.

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November 22, 2021 02:33 PM
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Which is Actually Transitory: US Inflation, or Powell’s Job?

Jerome Powell is yet to be reconfirmed for a second term as Fed Chair, whilst ‘transitory’ inflation is on a tear. We’re curious to see which one will last the longest.