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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”.
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?
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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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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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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.
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.
Index in Focus: SPX 500
The FOMC is expected to announce that they will begin tapering their quantitative easing program. What does that means for the S&P 500?
FOMC Preview: It’s time to taper
Assuming the FOMC decides to taper, the focus will be on the pace of the taper.
Asian Open: Powell Says its Time to Taper, but Not Raise Rates
Leaving little room for misinterpretation on Friday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell clearly stated that tapering is imminent yet poured cold water on any rate hike occurring soon.