German ZEW expectations index

Deepening Trade War Concerns

March 20, 2018

The Fed’s two-day policy review starts today. The first post-meeting press conference of the Jay Powell era and a likely 25-basis point interest rate hike  are tomorrow, and investors are anxious to see if there is a signal that four increases this year are more likely than two or three. But all this has been overshadowed […] More

Eye on The Fed, Alabama, and Some Data Releases

December 12, 2017

The Federal Open Market Committee begins a 2-day policy review that almost surely will lead to the third interest rate hike of 2017. The first two moves were enacted in March and June. This will be the final FOMC meeting presided over by Janet Yellen. A press conference is scheduled tomorrow, and new forecasts will […] More

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