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What drives co-movements in the oil price and the dollar?

BIS Research (July 2015) – The sharp appreciation of the US dollar and the rapid fall in the oil price are two of the most noteworthy market developments of the past year. 495 more words


Hospitals are Temples of the Occult

“Healing the body not through purification, but through artificial means” ~ Eustace Mullins, Global Sciences Congress, August 1993 in Denver

Even the origins of the medical emblem are discussed . 13 more words


US Q2 GDP: market’s glass half full view bodes well for USD strength

Today’s Q2 US GDP data were positively received by the market – EURUSD fell to around 1.09 in the hours after the release (although it subsequently bounced back a little). 825 more words

Monetary Policy

Fed's strategy and what to think about it

I have had the opportunity to discuss with some of my blog readers on what I said on the Fed’s monetary policy and what was said in the last press release (see… 206 more words

Monetary Policy

Fed Says it is Data Dependent, but Whose Data?

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by Howard Schneider and Ann Saphir of Reuters

The Federal Reserve says it will depend on straightforward data analysis in deciding when to raise U.S. 675 more words

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Fed's Worst Nightmare: The 'Ghost of 1937'

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by Jeff Cox of CNBC 

In trying to steer the economy of 2015, the Federal Reserve is fighting the foreboding spirit of 1937. 878 more words

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Analysis: May Jobs Report Likely Keeps Fed on Track for Rate Increase Later This Year

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by Jon Hilsenrath of The Wall Street Journal

The strong May employment report likely keeps the Federal Reserve on track to start raising short-term interest rates later this year, but officials are unlikely to move at a policy meeting later this month because they want to see more evidence of a solid economic expansion. 836 more words

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