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Wednesday: FOMC Meeting, Retail Sales, CPI, Homebuilder Survey and More

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Wednesday: FOMC Meeting, Retail Sales, CPI, Homebuilder Survey and More

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 8:30 AM, Retail sales for February will be released.  The consensus is for 0.2% increase in retail sales in February. • Also at 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for February from...
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Merrill on the March FOMC Meeting

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Merrill on the March FOMC Meeting

A few excerpts from a research note from Merrill Lynch: The markets listened to the chorus of Fed officials and are now pricing in near certainty of a hike. With the rate decision on 15 March likely to be a non-event, attention turns to the Summary of Economic Projections and the press conference. We...
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WSJ Articles on the FOMC Meeting next week

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WSJ Articles on the FOMC Meeting next week

First from Jon Hilsenrath at the WSJ: Agreement on September Rate Increase Eludes Fed Though officials appear to remain on track to raise rates this year—after September, there are Fed meetings in October and December—their recent remarks in interviews and elsewhere showed divisions and uncertainty about whether to move as soon as next week....
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WSJ: Fed “on track” to Cut QE at Next Meeting

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WSJ: Fed “on track” to Cut QE at Next Meeting

From Jon Hilsenrath at the WSJ: Next Cut in Fed Bond Buys Looms The Federal Reserve is on track to trim its bond-buying program for the second time in six weeks as a lackluster December jobs report failed to diminish the central bank’s expectations for solid U.S. economic growth this year, according to interviews...
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WSJ’s Hilsenrath: September FOMC Meeting “Cliffhanger”

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WSJ’s Hilsenrath: September FOMC Meeting “Cliffhanger”

From Jon Hilsenrath at the WSJ: Fed Officials Face Cliffhanger September Meeting After Mixed Jobs Report Fed officials want to start scaling back their billion-per-month bond-buying program this year and could take a small step in that direction at their policy meeting Sept. 17-18. But the economic data in recent months have been ambiguous...
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Wednesday: FOMC Meeting

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Wednesday: FOMC Meeting

The FOMC will probably announce additional bond buying tomorrow that will start in January after the conclusion of Operation Twist. I don’t expect the Fed to announce tomorrow a change to thresholds (using the unemployment rate and inflation) for the timing of the first Fed Funds rate hike. On Sunday I posted a preview,...
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Thursday: FOMC Meeting, Unemployment Claims

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Thursday: FOMC Meeting, Unemployment Claims

From Tim Duy at EconomistsView: The Wait Should be Finally Over With respect to the meeting tomorrow, I agree with Robin Harding at the FT on this point: For me, the question of what the Fed will do is far less interesting – and far less in doubt – than how the Fed will...
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FOMC Meeting Preview

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FOMC Meeting Preview

There will be a two day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) this coming Tuesday and Wednesday. I expect no changes to the Fed Funds rate, or to the program to “extend the average maturity of its holdings of securities” (scheduled to end in June), or to the program to “reinvest principal...
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FOMC Meeting Preview

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FOMC Meeting Preview

There will be a two day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) this coming Tuesday and Wednesday. I expect no changes to the Fed Funds rate, or to the recently announced program to “extend the average maturity of its holdings of securities” (scheduled to end in June 2012), or to the program...
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