Stanley Fisher

Plenty for Investors to Fret About

February 2, 2016

Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fisher, heretofore a solid defender of the Fed’s December rate increase and need for several follow-up moves in 2016, conceded that the global outlook continues to darken and that just maybe markets, rather than Fed officials, may have been right in assessing the advisability of tightening and understanding what the U.S. […] More

Mixed Central Bank Signals Lifted the Dollar

November 20, 2015

Stanley Fisher, Vice Fed Chair, said some major central banks, meaning the Fed, could move away from a zero interest rate policy relatively soon, noting also that Fed officials want to avoid the element of surprise and that counterparts in in emerging markets are ready for an initial Fed move. Atlanta Fed President Lockhart indicated […] More

U.S. Jobs Statistics to Dominate this Friday Session

October 2, 2015

Ninety minutes ahead of the U.S. labor force report, the dollar shows small gains of 0.3% against the yen and 0.2% relative to the euro and Swiss franc.  The U.S. currency is unchanged against the Australian dollar and down 0.1% versus the loonie, kiwi and sterling. Analysts look for U.S. employment growth in September of […] More

Dollar Up, Oil and European Equities Down on Final Day of the Quarter

March 31, 2015

The dollar rose overnight by 0.8% against the euro, 0.7% versus the Australian dollar, 0.6% relative to the loonie and Swiss franc, 0.3% vis-a-vis the kiwi and 0.1% against the yuan and sterling.  But the U.S. currency edged 0.1% lower versus the yen. Oil sank 2.2% to $47.62 per barrel.  Comex gold is steady at […] More