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FOMC Minutes Suggest Balance Sheet May Begin Shrinking This Year / by Marc Chandler / Apr 5, 2017 The FOMC minutes were clear that officials are contemplating beginning address the balance sheet, which is another sign of confidence in the normalization process.  However, beyond that very little else is clear.   There does not appear to be much agreement yet on the pace or the scope of […]

Richmond Fed President Lacker Resigns After Admitting He Leaked Confidential Fed Information

Statement from Lacker's attorney, Richard Cullen of McGuire Woods: — Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) April 4, 2017 / by Tyler Durden / Apr 4, 2017 1:17 PM We can now close the case on who leaked that confidential, market-moving data to Medley global back in 2012: it was Richmond Fed’s Jeffrey Lacker, who previously was expected to […]

Market Looking Toppy; Exercise Patience / JEFFREY D SAUT / 03/20/2017 “The Climb” “There’s always gonna be another mountain I’m always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose” (Climb) —Miley Cyrus I spent last week climbing the mountains of Idaho and Utah, seeing accounts and doing presentations for our financial advisors and […]

Did The Fed Just Hint At Monster Inflation?

We won’t bore you with yet another article about the recent rate hike by the Federal Reserve. This move was widely expected, as the Fed members had been hinting this would happen for several months now. Additionally, the new ‘hints’ about an additional two rate hikes later this year also didn’t surprise the market as […]

RBC: “The Fed Is Now Forced To Walk Back The Market’s Incorrect Dovish Interpretation”

First, it was Goldman’s chief economist Jan Hatzius, who in a fascinating note explained why the market has totally misread the Fed’s tightening intentions, claiming the market surge is “not the reaction the Fed wanted”, alleging that the market’s dramatic “easing” response was “not the outcome the FOMC aimed for” and concluding that “at the […]

Here Are The Five Main Things To Watch At Today’s Fed Meeting / by Tyler Durden / Mar 15, 2017 1:57 PM While it is now virtually assured (odds are 95% according to the CME) that the Fed will announce a 25 bps rate hike today following an unprecedented attempt to reprice the Fed Funds market over the past month by Fed speakers – recall that as recently […]

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – Snow Day Tomorrow, Snow Job on Wednesday / 13 MARCH 2017 “The world would be better off if people tried to become better,   And people would become better if they stopped trying to be better off.   For when everyone tries to become better off, nobody is better off.   But when everyone tries to become better, everyone is better off. […]

Global Stocks Rise, S&P Futs Flat As Dollar Rebounds Ahead Of Critical Week For Markets

European bourses advance and Asian share rose led by a surge in Hong Kong stocks which rose the most in three months as Japan hit 15 month highs. U.S. futures are little changed along while the dollar rebounded from session lows after Friday’s selloff. Crude oil has continued its retreat, down 0.2% and sliding for […]

The U.S. Economy, Post-Payrolls And Pre-FOMC / By: Gary Tanashian / 12 March 2017 This week’s Notes From the Rabbit Hole included a little Payrolls/Wages related economic discussion before moving on to the usual coverage of stock markets, commodities, precious metals, bonds, currencies and related indicators and market internals. With FOMC on tap there will be more data noise directly […]

Day 49: Backlash Comes from Both Sides with TrumpCare / BY SCHIFFGOLD / MARCH 10, 2017 This week, Trump announced the dawn of TrumpCare, his term coined for the replacement Republicans have built for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), initiated by Obama. The reaction from the entire country was less than desired from the White House, as both sides of the aisle criticized the newly proposed […]