May fomc minutes

The Federal Reserve released the May FOMC minutes last week. The minutes were released with the usual delay of three weeks after the monetary policy meeting. According to the meeting minutes, officials had earlier this month suggested that another rate hike was appropriate. Officials noted that while there were several risks that were facing ...

2018-05-31 John Benjamin Read more
Fed minutes and UK data

The economic calendar for the week ahead is broadly limited to some key themes of Fed minutes and UK data. The FOMC meeting minutes will be coming out on Wednesday which is likely to remain in the spotlight. On the economic front, the UK will see a busy week. Data this week includes the inflation, retail sales and GDP numbers coming up. The d...

2018-05-21 John Benjamin Read more
April BoC meeting

Following a rather volatile week, which started with China announcing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports and the equity markets gyrating, the week ahead will see investors turning their attention to the Fed meeting minutes and US inflation which stands out amid a rather quiet economic calendar. Elsewhere, central bank chiefs including; BoJ's...

2018-04-11 John Benjamin Read more
UK revised GDP

Economic data for the week ahead will focus on the key themes of revised GDP figures from the UK and the monthly wage data. After last week's inflation data showed that consumer prices increased 3.0%, the wage growth figures will be closely watched. The second revised estimates for the fourth quarter of 2017 will also be coming out with estimate...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
Fed

The week ahead is relatively quiet with no major economic releases lined up. This leaves much of the macroeconomic fundamentals confined to the meeting minutes from the RBA and the FOMC. The RBA will be releasing its meeting minutes on Tuesday which is followed by a speech from the RBA Governor Lowe. Later in the week, speech from Janet Yelle...

2017-11-17 John Benjamin Read more
US Fed Cleveland

Three Key Takeaways from July FOMC Minutes The minutes of the July FOMC cemented the dovish view that the market had of the meeting and caused a further unwinding of December rate hike expectations.  There was not much in the way of new information, but the further details added proved important, especially details regarding the balance sheet, ...

2017-08-17 James Harte Read more
Crude Oil_OPEC

The week ahead is likely to turn busy with the focus shifting back to the economic and monetary policies. Coming up this week, the key events include the OPEC meeting in Vienna, where the question is whether OPEC members will extend production cuts. In the US the FOMC meeting minutes from the May FOMC meeting will be released. The minutes could...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more
RBA minutes

The week ahead is slow with only a few major events lined up. The Reserve Bank of Australia and the U.S. Federal Reserve will be releasing the meeting minutes during this week which will provide further clues on the upcoming policy decisions. Among the economic indicators, Germany’s Ifo business climate data will be released during the week, and...

2017-02-20 John Benjamin Read more
FOMC

The week ahead is relatively quiet on the economic front as the markets are likely to take a breather from the Trump rally. The lack of economic data shifts focus to the FOMC meeting minutes which stands out against a quiet week from the US and comes just ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday. In Europe, IHS Markit's flash PMI's will be in fo...

2016-11-21 John Benjamin Read more
Brainard_FOMC

The FX markets got off to a jumpy start on Monday as the markets opened to the second US presidential debate. It was another victory for Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton as her opponent Trump was hit by fresh scandals. Although the Clinton camp had to defend itself against the Wikileaks release showing Clinton favoring trade an...

2016-10-14 John Benjamin Read more