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April 16, 2014
16:37 EDTApril Chicago PMI to be released at 09:45
16:37 EDTWeek of 4/25 EIA Petroleum Status Report to be released at 10:30
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15:30 EDTU.S. weekly jobless claims preview:
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15:25 EDTTreasury Closing Summary:
Treasury Closing Summary: Focus shifted back to the U.S. and away from the Ukraine on Weds, as Fed Chair Yellen stepped to the podium again to explain in some greater detail why she's still cautious about the slack in the labor market. That helped U.S. assets maintain a slight edge, with stocks underpinned, yields off highs and the yen holding its weaker profile. There was plenty of other Fedspeak to boot, while the Fed Beige Book report saw some improvement in the economy after spring finally arrived. Data was again mixed, as housing starts remained relatively subdued in March, while industrial production and capacity use shot up.
15:10 EDTCanada CPI Preview
Canada CPI Preview: Analysts expect CPI, due Thursday, to expand at a annual rate of 1.4% in March after the 1.1% rate in February. The acceleration is due to the return of a more "normal" comparison with the year ago month following the easy comparison with an elevated February of 2013. CPI is seen rising 0.4% m/m in March after the 0.8% m/m surge in February. The BoC's core CPI index is seen rising 0.3% m/m in March, in-line with the gains seen in past months of March. Annual core CPI growth is expected to expand at a 1.3% y/y pace in March, a slight pick-up from the 1.2% rate in February. The BoC boosted its forecasts for total CPI, with the measure now seen at 2.0% by Q1 of 2015. But the coming pick-up is due to transitory effects, namely energy prices. Hence, core inflation growth is seen remaining low this year amid ample spare capacity and retail competition, keeping the Bank's policy guidance firmly in neutral alongside a dovish focus on downside risks to underlying inflation.
15:05 EDTU.S. Philadelphia Fed Index Preview
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14:55 EDTTreasury Action: trading has been quiet and should remain
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14:20 EDTTreasury Action: yields tapered slightly lower
Treasury Action: yields tapered slightly lower with stocks following Yellen's speech, while the Beige Book report was generally a bit more upbeat on multiple counts thanks in part to the thawing in the weather. Hawk Fisher continues to jawbone on the risk of inflation as well, along with fiscal headwinds and some improvement in the weather. The T-note yield again held below 2.66% highs this week and has retreated to the 2.64% area again, while still some distance from the Ukraine-motivated breach of 2.60% yesterday. The curve is flatter, with 2s-10s +227 bp and 5s-30s at +181 bp.
14:18 EDTAverages remain higher following Beige Book
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14:15 EDT Employment Cost Index to be released at 08:30
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14:15 EDT GDP to be released at 08:30
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14:15 EDTApril ADP Employment Report to be released at 08:15
14:15 EDTFed's Beige Book reported activity increased in most regions
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14:13 EDTFed says economic activity rebounded, most sectors strengthened
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14:05 EDTBeige book says manufacturing better in most districts, housing markets varied
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14:04 EDTFed says consumer spending increased in most Districts
In its latest Beige Book report, the Federal Reserve said consumer spending increased in most Districts, as weather conditions improved and foot traffic returned. The transportation sector generally strengthened in recent weeks, with higher port volumes and increased trucking. Even in districts where transportation was soft, the outlook was optimistic.
14:03 EDTBeige book suggests economic activity increased in most regions
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13:45 EDTAnd now Fed hawk Fisher: moving in the right direction
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13:45 EDTFed Beige Book preview:
Fed Beige Book preview: the anecdotal report of regional activity across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts (March through early April) should reflect some bounce back from the weather depressed conditions from earlier in the year. But it shouldn't reveal any big surprises given the boilerplate nature of the report and the gradual nature of growth. The general characterization of growth has been "modest to moderate" for some time now, and analysts don't look for that to change. The March report said the general outlook was "optimistic" and that should hold too. There should be a pick up in sales and manufacturing after the hit from weather. Housing probably improved, albeit only modestly, and commercial real estate likely expanded further. Employment should have improved as well, with ongoing shortages of skilled workers. Wages and prices probably remained relatively steady.
13:35 EDTYellen takeaways: her comments revealed her dovish leaning
Yellen takeaways: her comments revealed her dovish leaning, with no hint of a time-frame to rate hikes as she continues to back away from that rookie fumble in the March 19 presser. The Fed chair is still very concerned about the sluggish recovery and the slack in the labor market, and stressed that price pressures are more likely to remain low than to accelerate. It looks as though rates are going to remain low for quite some time, perhaps into 2016. Stocks have extended gains on her comments, which have in turn nudged yields a little higher. However, yields remain below where they printed following the March 19 FOMC press conference.
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