Tag Archive: Chairwoman Yellen

4th Quarter is All About the FED

October 7, 2015

The last quarter of 2015 is most likely going to be fairly volatile. We still have the possibility that the FED will act some time before the end of the year, even though lately it seems rather unlikely. Some analysts speculate that there will be QE4 and/or NIRP before anything... View Article

No Change in Federal Funds Rate

September 18, 2015

The long waited FOMC meeting is behind us and the outcome was clearly disappointing for the USD bulls. The US dollar is down across the board and the Federal Funds Rate is exactly at the same level as it was 24 hours ago. In short – no change in the... View Article

U.S. Labor Market Looks Impressive

September 6, 2015

US Non Farm Payrolls, released on Friday, were once again close to 200K and even though, the figure came in below expectations (215K), 173 000 new jobs per month is still a superb result. On top of that, the unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent and most importantly, hourly... View Article

Data Dependant FED

August 7, 2015

FED has insisted everytime, since the liftoff talks began, that any kind of rate hike is data dependant but nevertheless, the market has created clear time targets, such as September & December meetings to be the potential beginnings of the new tightening cycle. In itself, those time-targets are perfectly reasonable... View Article

FED’s Rate Hike, US Quarterly GDP

July 24, 2015

Next week is going to be absolutely crucial for the USD as we have several key marco data releases that could have a significant impact on FED’s rate hike decisions. On top of that, today’s Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI from China confirmed that the slowdown there is getting more severe,... View Article

Grexit & Dovish FED

June 19, 2015

In the beginning of the week, every trader out there had two main questions written down on his or hers notebook: what the FED will do and how the Greece debt drama will end, if it ever ends. Today, I think it is safe to say, that one of those... View Article