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15 Dec 2017 (AFR) - Investors expect US rate hike path to slow - Cheer dissent at the Federal Open Market Committee

(15 December 2017, AFR, p24, by Karen Maley)

‘Investors usually become nervous when they see signs of discord, but they couldn’t be happier about the widening rift between top US central bank officials. 46 more words

1.Market Observations

Fed raises rate a quarter of a percent

  In its last meeting for 2017 the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC`) agreed to raise the discount rate from 1.250% to 1.500%.  143 more words


Federal Reserved

Last Thursday, the Federal Reserve lifted its target rate with another 25 basis points. Not like anybody cared, as the rate hike was signaled well in advance. 623 more words


It's time for America's tireless economic hero to take a victory lap

Let’s hear a round of applause for Janet Yellen.

The soon to be ex-chair of the Federal Reserve took the helm when the US was still picking up the pieces from the global financial crisis. 627 more words

14 Dec @ FOMC!

I wasn’t sure whether the FOMC will turn out like the BOE last month, but there was sufficient buzz in the market to suggest that it could be a volatile event. 113 more words


Market Movers: Pasar Nantikan Keputusan Moneter FOMC

Monexnews – Fokus utama investor pada hari ini akan tertuju pada kebijakan suku bunga Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) pada pukul 02:00 WIB hari Kamis yang diikuti oleh konfrensi pers dari pejabat bank sentral untuk mencari petunjuk kebijakan moneter di masa mendatang dengan ekspektasi investor saat ini adanya kenaikan suku bunga… 296 more words


Deja Vu..........FOMC.........BOE....?

As it happened last month with the BOE, market decided to sell off the GBP when BOE announced the rate hike………….the classic rally on rumours and sell on fact. 127 more words