Archive for July 29th, 2020

Central Bank Watch

FOMC Statement and Powell’s Press Conference

July 29, 2020

The Federal Open Market Committee ended its two-day policy review and released a statement that’s almost identical to the previous announcement on June 10. Just two sentences were added as indicated below, and none were deleted: Economic activity and employment have picked up somewhat in recent months but remain well below their levels at the […] More

Central Bank Watch

FOMC Preview

July 29, 2020

At the June 10th press conference seven weeks ago, Chairman Powell accentuated the positives, asserting that monetary policy was expansively well-positioned after numerous measures to promote flows of lending. He felt that labor markets probably hit bottom in April-May. The uncertain economic outlook would ultimately hinge considerably on the future evolution of the Covid-19 outbreak, […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Much for Investors to Ponder on FOMC Day

July 29, 2020

In the seven weeks since the Federal Open Market Committee, a resurgent intensification of the Covid-19 pandemic has cast a long shadow over economic prospects in the United States and many other countries. Persistent urban protests in the United States, deepening strains between Beijing and Washington, and President Trump’s increasing desperation to redefine the election […] More

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