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Fed Decision – A Minority Report

The analogy sort of fits; and what put me in mind of it was the news this week that the FBI has commenced a project to create a hi-tech facial recognition database. We of course, are concerned about a different … Continue reading

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What Will The Fed Do? – Predictions from The Mile [and beyond]

There’s half an hour to go before the FOMC policy announcement, which will be followed by ‘The Ben Bernanke Show’ from 1815 GMT. You can Watch the Federal Reserve press conference with chairman Bernanke here:  http://www.ustream.tv/embed/4944768 Live video for mobile … Continue reading

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What’s Worrying Bernanke?

Fed Chairman Bernanke gave a curious and worrying signal in his appearance yesterday before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. He said, in the Q&A session that followed his testimony, that the recovery was ‘close to faltering.’ This subtly contradicted … Continue reading

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Why More From Operation [Oliver] Twist May Not Be Enough

http://youtu.be/sZrgxHvNNUc The problem is, ‘more’ has been given, and yet ‘more’ still, and it has not proved to be enough, for markets or the real economy. What you will not find this afternoon, is an economist or anyone attentive and … Continue reading

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Echos from the Hole

Quick expectation points from 3 economists at large investment banks whom we expect to be attending the Jackson Hole, Wyoming Symposium: “We suspect that the Fed is likely to outline a range of potential policy actions that may include the … Continue reading

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The Great SNB / NY Fed USD Swap Mystery

The Swiss National Bank has a USD swaps facility with The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.On behalf of a Swiss investment bank following a request, the SNB effectively applied for $200M-worth of dollars on Aug. 10 and the amount … Continue reading

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#FOMC news won’t push the plunger on any volatility bombs anytime soon. The main new thing to focus on may be on the fact that inflation isn’t behaving. The Fed may need to re-cast what it means by ‘inflation’ so … Continue reading

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