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December 19, 2014
14:51 EDTMarket drifts ahead of expiration day
The market has moved into positive territory late in the day after the averages spent most of the session in a fairly tight range near the flat line. The price of oil, which has dictated the direction of the market over the past couple of weeks, has moved higher as it tries to steady itself after several volatile weeks. Investors are preparing for the quarterly quadruple witching event that occurs when market index futures, market index options, stock options, and single stock futures all expire. In late afternoon trading, the Dow is up 58 points, the Nasdaq is up 24 points and the S&P is up 12 points.
14:30 EDTMore from Lacker: he supports the "patient" characterization
More from Lacker: he supports the "patient" characterization, according to further comments. It would be a mistake to put policy on hold awaiting inflation pressures to rise. He would like to see more data, however, before starting rate lift-off. He believes the 2004 to 2006 tightening regime was too rigid.
14:00 EDTMore from Lacker: the Fed will have to avoid risk of raising rates too slowly
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13:35 EDTFed's Lacker thinks it is highly likely rates go up next year
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13:35 EDTOil Action: NYMEX crude is up across the $57 threshold
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12:25 EDTMore from Williams: risks to the U.S. economy are all from abroad
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12:15 EDTFed's Williams said the move to "patient" was a natural progression
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11:55 EDTTreasury Action: Treasury auctions $91 B in coupons
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11:41 EDTS&P cuts Ukraine rating to 'CCC-'; Outlook negative
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11:25 EDTEuro$ interest rate options: more activity
Euro$ interest rate options: more activity included a package purchase of 3k in June 96 calls vs a sale of 1.5k in March 97 calls and June 97 calls. Then there was a purchase of 4k in front September 93/95/96 call butterflies and 1.5k in June 92/93/95 put butterflies. Finally, noted was a purchase of 15k in Short September 78/82 put spreads vs a sale of 88/92 put spreads. All in a day's work. The March 2015 contract is a half-tick lower now at 99.70, while the deferreds have turned mixed from -2 ticks to +3.5 ticks out the back.
11:05 EDTFX Action: USD-JPY is trading comfortably on the 119 handle
FX Action: USD-JPY is trading comfortably on the 119 handle, after touching 118.84 lows early in the session on reported profit taking interest. The pairing has stalled ahead of the December 11 high of 119.55, with further advancement from there likely to be a grind into noted Exporter offers in place up to the 120 mark.
11:03 EDTKansas City Fed Manufacturing Index Level data reported
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10:19 EDTPeterson Institute for International Economics to hold a discussion
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10:15 EDTFed dove Kocherlakota: failure to respond to weak inflation
Fed dove Kocherlakota: failure to respond to weak inflation risks credibility of the inflation target and the Fed is creating unacceptable downside inflation risks, said the soon to retire uber-dove. He said it would be hard to reverse harmful slide in inflation and the Fed should have vowed to keep rates at zero so long as the inflation outlook is below 2%. Moreover, the Fed should have signaled willingness to buy more bonds if inflation stays low. The dovish tenor of his argument is clear, it has all been said before in his recent dissents.
10:03 EDTAtlanta Fed Business Inflation Expectations Bus Infl Exp % Yr/Yr data reported
December Atlanta Fed Business Inflation Expectations Bus Infl Exp % Yr/Yr up 1.9% for the year
10:00 EDTThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to hold a meeting
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09:55 EDTTreasury Action: curve steepening retraced
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09:37 EDTQuadruple witching could lead to market volatility
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09:13 EDTGuggenheim analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Analysts provide an update from Washington, D.C. on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 19 at 11 am.
09:05 EDTBarclays healthcare analysts to hold an analyst/industry conference call
Healthcare Analysts provide an update on industry trends on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 19 at 10:30 am.
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