ECB Account

Lessening Market Impact from Spanish Political Strains

October 5, 2017

Spain’s stock market has rebounded 1.7% after government officials in Madrid took a hard line against negotiations with Catalan. In contrast, investors have become even more worried about the possibility that British Prime Minister Theresa May may before yearend get the gong from hard-line Brexiters in her own Conservative Party. The dollar advanced 0.9% against […] More

Market Moved By ECB Minutes

August 17, 2017

The “Account” of the ECB Governing Council Meeting on July 19-20 expresses concern about the euro, which has been rising in response to fundamental improvement in the economy, possibly strengthening too much, which could dull the recovery and delay a return to the inflation target. Although the risk of deflation has receded, inflation remains below […] More

After FOMC Minutes, a Bunch of New Data Releases and ECB Minutes

May 21, 2015

FOMC minutes released late yesterday suggest that a June rate hike is possible but improbable. Today’s release of ECB Governing Council minutes, known formally as the “ECB Account,” reflect determination to complete the entire program of quantitative easing scheduled to run through September 2016, satisfaction with how QE is working thus far, but continuing frustration […] More

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