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Fed minutes from September show debate on how low interest rates should go

Here's the most important point, to me, from the minutes of the Federal Reserve's September 18 meeting released today. At the meeting the Fed lowered interest rates by 25 basis points for the second time in 2019. “Several participants suggested that the committee’s post-meeting statement should provide more clarity about when the recalibration of the […]

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The Powell Put underneath the financial markets and the U.S. economy just got stronger

It quacks like quantitative easing. It walks like quantitative easing. But it's not quantitative easing. According to Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell anyway. In a speech today, October 8, to the National Association for Business Economics, Powell said the Fed will resume purchases of Treasury securities in an effort to avoid a repeat of recent […]

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Saturday Night Quarterback says, For the 3 weeks ahead expect….

... busy, busy, busy. Here's what we know to be on tap for the rest of October as of today October 5. U.S.-China trade talks are set to resume on Thursday, October 10. That means a switch from a period when both nations were issuing statements and policy steps intended to set the initial conditions […]

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Today’s stock gains look like a traders’ bounce rather than a shift in sentiment

Yes, U.S. stocks were up today with the S&P 500 closing higher by 1.10% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.11%. But that still left the stock market down for the week. And looking at the performance today of risk havens, today's move looks to be a bounce after a really negative week created […]

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I think we can call this a data dependent market for Friday

The trend in U.S. financial markets this week has pointed down on data that shows the U.S. economy is slowing. Certainly the disappointing numbers in both the manufacturing and services Purchasing Managers Indexes have supported that conclusion. That could all change with the release of the September jobs numbers tomorrow, Friday, October 3. Or maybe […]

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PMI Services disappoints; stocks recover on Fed cut speculation

The Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing Managers Index for Services fell to 52.6 for September, according to reports this morning, October 3. That was a drop from August's 56.4 and below the 55.0 that economists surveyed by Bloomberg had projected. That left the index still solidly in expansion territory but with suggestions of a slower […]

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Wall Street puts two more 2019 interest rate cuts back on the table

Yesterday's disappointing Purchasing Managers Index news on U.S. manufacturing has put two interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve back on Wall Street's expectations.(Economists had expected that the PMI number for September would show the manufacturing sector moving back into expansion territory. Instead the sector moved deeper into contraction.) According to the CME Fed Watch […]

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Are the foundations of this market looking a little ragged?

If you were an investor during the dotcom bubble of 1999 that turned into the dotcom bust of 2000 and then into an extended and painful bear market, then you now what we're seeing now isn't a comparable level of distress in the underpinnings of the financial markets. Which doesn't means that there isn't some […]

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Saturday Night Quarterback says, For the week ahead, expect…

...the Federal Reserve to continue to flood the short-term market with cash. Last weeks insertion of $203 billion into the short-end of the markets through asset purchases by the Fed is apparently just the beginning. On Friday, the New York Federal Reserve, the regional bank that conducts the Fed's market interventions, said it will conduct […]

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Financial markets still showing signs of indigestion in debt auctions so Fed will pump another $75 billion into money markets tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday, September 20, the Federal Reserve will buy another $75 billion in the overnight repo market. That brings the total this week to $203 billion in the Fed's effort to stabilize the short-term markets that Wall Street uses to finance its purchases of Treasury debt. The moves have worked to calm one part of […]

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