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January 14, 2015
10:36 EDTSeptember Atlanta Fed Business Inflation Expectations to be released at 10:00
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10:30 EDTCrude inventories for week of January 9
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10:25 EDTThe 0.2% November U.S. business inventory rise
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10:20 EDTTreasury Action: yields have rebounded a bit
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10:15 EDTMore from Philly Fed hawk Plosser: low long-term yields
More from Philly Fed hawk Plosser: low long-term yields are due to the reach for yield, economic troubles in Europe and the relative safety of Treasuries (he left out duration-convexity demand from mortgage servicers). He also confessed that the Fed doesn't control long-term yields as much as it would like, while arguing against over-reacting to falling oil prices, since the U.S. is nowhere near deflation. Earlier he noted that his last dissent was due in part in opposition to a time-based policy (considerable time) and he expects the Fed to return to normal footing now that the economy has as well. He is targeting 3% median growth in 2015 and 2.4% over the long haul, also repeating his preference for a single inflation mandate at the Fed and a systematic rules-based policy.
10:10 EDTU.S. November business inventories rose 0.2%, while sales fell 0.2%
U.S. November business inventories rose 0.2%, while sales fell 0.2%. There was no revision to the 0.2% increase in October, but as expected, the 0.1% sales dip was revised down to -0.3%. The inventory-sales ratio was steady at 1.31 (October's 1.30 was bumped up. The data will help fine tune GDP forecasts.
10:10 EDTFX Action: The dollar shrugged off
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09:50 EDTFed Policy Outlook: Q3 seems the earliest the FOMC could trigger rate liftoff
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09:45 EDTFX Action: USD-CAD has fallen back from overnight trend highs
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09:45 EDTU.S. business inventories preview:
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09:36 EDTStocks drop at open after disappointing retail sales, bank earnings
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09:30 EDTThe U.S. trade price report
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09:15 EDTEuro$ interest rate options: some bearish positioning
Euro$ interest rate options: some bearish positioning has crept in against the grain of the sharp rally on interest rate futures. Among them was a purchase of 15k in Green March 76/78/81 put butterflies thought by a Swiss-based fund, along with a 4k purchase of Red March 2016 86/88 put spreads. The March 2015 contract is a half-tick higher near 99.735, while the deferreds are as much as 13-ticks higher out the curve.
09:14 EDTUBS paper and forest products analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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09:10 EDTThe surprising 0.9% headline U.S. retail sales drop
The surprising 0.9% headline U.S. retail sales drop with a 1.0% ex-auto decline followed downward revisions in both October and November to leave a uniformly disappointing report, though December weakness was led by big declines in gasoline, building materials and autos that won't impact "real" December consumption forecasts, and prior downward revisions mostly reflected hits to gasoline station sales that were also price-related. For retail sales excluding autos, gasoline, and building materials, which guide the real consumption component of GDP, analysts saw a 0.1% December drop that capped a ten-month string of 0.3%-1.1% gains. Analysts still expect a Q4 GDP growth of 3.5%, but with a smaller 4.2% (was 4.6%) growth clip for real Q4 consumer spending. Analysts assume a 0.2% (was +0.1%) December nominal PCE drop with a flat (was 0.4%) "real" figure, alongside a 0.2% PCE chain price drop that matches the decline analysts expect in Friday's December CPI report. The business inventory report later this morning will reveal a 0.2% November sales drop, after an October decline that will be revised to -0.3% from -0.1%. Analysts expect a December savings rate pop to 4.8% from 4.4% in November, versus a 4.1% cycle-low in December of 2013.
09:00 EDTU.S. equities skidded further
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08:50 EDTU.S. December import prices fell 2.5% while export prices dropped 1.2%
U.S. December import prices fell 2.5% while export prices dropped 1.2%. The 1.5% November drop was revised down to -1.8% (with October's -1.2% nudged to -1.4%). Import prices have declined for 6 straight months. November's 1.0% slide in export prices was revised to -0.8%. Exports prices have declined for 5 consecutive months. Petroleum import prices plunged 16.6% after declines of 9.1% in November and 7.1% in October. Industrial supplies prices dropped 8.5%. Foods and beverage prices rebounded 0.9%. Import prices from Canada declined 4.7%, and were unchanged versus China. As for export prices, agriculture prices fell 0.7%, while excluding ag, prices were down 1.2%.
08:45 EDTFX Action: The dollar fell
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08:45 EDTU.S. retail sales dropped 0.9% in December, and down 1.0% excluding autos
U.S. retail sales dropped 0.9% in December, and down 1.0% excluding autos, much worse than expected. The 0.7% gain in November was revised down to 0.4% (and the 0.5% October gain was nudged down to 0.4%). Excluding autos, the 0.5% November increase was bumped up to 0.1% (but the 0.4% October gain was revised down to 0.2%). Excluding autos, gas, and building materials, sales were down 0.2% versus 0.5% previously (revised down from 0.6%). Gas stations sales paced the weakness, as expected, falling 6.5%. Building materials fell 1.9%, while electronics dropped 1.6%. Only a couple of components posted gains.
08:45 EDTTreasury Action: yields took a tumble
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