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September 17, 2014
14:30 EDTU.S. Housing Starts Preview
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14:25 EDTFOMC also released a primer on its policy normalization plans
FOMC also released a primer on its policy normalization plans in conjunction with the statement. The first step, when economic conditions and the economic outlook warrant a less accommodative posture, will be to raise the funds rate, to be achieved "primarily by adjusting the interest rate it pays on excess reserve balance." The Fed will use "overnight reverse repos and other supplementary tools as needed to help control the funds rate." The ORR will be used only "to the extent necessary and will phase it out when it is no longer needed." The Fed's security holdings will be reduced in a "gradual and predictable manner primarily by ceasing to reinvest repayments of principal, the timing of which will depend on the economy.
14:24 EDTFed changes 2015 inflation outlook to 1.6%-1.9% from 1.5%-2%
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14:22 EDTFed alters 2015 unemployment forecast to 5.4%-5.6% from 5.4%-5.7%
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14:21 EDTFed cuts 2015 GDP growth forecast to 2.6%-3% from 3%-3.2%
14:20 EDTFed maintains 2014 inflation forecast of 1.5%-1.7%
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14:20 EDTTreasury Action: yields reversed higher
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14:20 EDTFX Action: The dollar spiked higher
FX Action: The dollar spiked higher after the FOMC announcement, despite the Fed keeping the "considerable time" phrase. Yields moved higher, as equities moved from positive to negative, and back to positive again. EUR-USD fell from 1.2960 to 1.2897, as USD-JPY ran up to 108.18 from 107.60. The dollar appears to be moving on the back of divergent central bank policies, as the BoJ and ECB are both still in easing mode, wile the Fed moves toward tightening, albeit at a snail's pace.
14:19 EDTFed lowers 2014 unemployment forecast to 5.9%-6% from 6%-6.1%
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14:18 EDTFed retains 'considerable time' language in policy statement
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14:18 EDTFed lowers 2014 GDP growth outlook to 2%-2.2% from 2.1%-2.3%
14:15 EDTThe FOMC kept the "considerable time" phrase regarding interest rates
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14:03 EDTFed says indicators suggest 'significant underutilization' of labor resources
The Fed statement read, "On balance, labor market conditions improved somewhat further; however, the unemployment rate is little changed and a range of labor market indicators suggests that there remains significant underutilization of labor resources."
14:02 EDTAugust Construction Spending to be released at 10:00
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14:02 EDTSeptember ISM Mfg Index to be released at 10:00
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14:02 EDTSeptember ADP Employment Report to be released at 08:15
14:02 EDTWeek of 9/26 MBA Purchase Applications to be released at 07:00
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14:02 EDTFed lowers monthly bond purchases by $10B
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14:00 EDTFed keeps 'considerable time' language in statement
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14:00 EDTT-Minus 10 and counting to the FOMC statement
T-Minus 10 and counting to the FOMC statement. Treasuries are in positive territory ahead of the statement and the SEP release. The Committee will alter its forward guidance to some extent, but will it lean to the dovish or the hawkish side is the question. Longer dated maturities are outperforming in a bullish curve flattening trade on speculation Chair Yellen and Co. will remain relatively friendly and retain the "considerable time" language. Additionally, there's expectation for slight downward revisions to some of the growth forecasts, as well as inflation estimates. Analysts think it would behoove policymakers to drop the date-dependent language sooner rather than later to provide more policy flexibility going forward.
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