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Nov 6, 2015

Dollar, bond yields rise after strong U.S. jobs data

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar jumped more than 1 percent to a 7-month high and short-term benchmark U.S. bond yields rose to their highest in five years on Friday, after stronger-than-expected jobs data left investors expecting the first rise in U.S. interest rates in almost a decade next month.

Wall Street dipped modestly, rebounding from earlier losses, a sign that investors have grown comfortable with the idea that the Fed will raise rates before the end of the year.

Nov 2, 2015
via Morning Bid with David Gaffen

Two Central Banks Diverge in a Wood

One of the primary themes that should dominate the week is one of the divergence between the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.

The former is looking to raise rates, with many now expecting that unless something is derailed (Congress, we’re looking in your direction), the Fed will bump up rates in the last month of the year. Where that comes into play this week is through economic figures, as we get a slew of them out of the U.S.: ISM survey figures, car sales, durable goods orders, and of course, the labor report on Friday.

Nov 2, 2015
via Morning Bid with David Gaffen

Two Central Banks Diverge in a Wood

One of the primary themes that should dominate the week is one of the divergence between the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.

The former is looking to raise rates, with many now expecting that unless something is derailed (Congress, we’re looking in your direction), the Fed will bump up rates in the last month of the year. Where that comes into play this week is through economic figures, as we get a slew of them out of the U.S.: ISM survey figures, car sales, durable goods orders, and of course, the labor report on Friday.

Oct 29, 2015

Stocks dip, bond yields rise as Fed zest fades

NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world
fell and bond yields rose as investors weighed the implications
that a U.S. interest rate rise before the end of the year would
have for the global economy and markets.

The Federal Reserve, which kept its rates on hold as
expected on Wednesday, took the unusual step of strengthening
its language about timing in its statement, making it clear that
a December rate hike was still possible. The Fed also removed a
previous warning about slowing global growth.

Oct 29, 2015

Global stocks dip, dollar slips as Fed zest fades

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world and the U.S. dollar fell on Thursday as investors weighed the negative implications that a U.S. interest rate rise before the end of the year would have on the global economy and markets.

The Federal Reserve, which kept its rates on hold as expected on Wednesday, took the unusual step of strengthening its language about timing in its statement, making it clear that a December rate hike was still possible. The Fed also removed a previous warning about slowing global growth.

Oct 29, 2015

Stocks dip, dollar slips as Fed zest fades

NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world
and the U.S. dollar fell on Thursday as investors weighed the
negative implications that a U.S. interest rate rise before the
end of the year would have on the global economy and markets.

The Federal Reserve, which kept its rates on hold as
expected on Wednesday, took the unusual step of strengthening
its language about timing in its statement, making it clear that
a December rate hike was still possible. The Fed also removed a
previous warning about slowing global growth.

Oct 28, 2015

Equities fall, bond yields rise after hawkish Fed statement

NEW YORK, Oct 28 (Reuters) – U.S. bond yields rose and
stocks sold off after a U.S. Federal Reserve statement following
its two-day policy meeting made it clear that the world’s
largest central bank still sees a December rate increase as a
possibility.

The Fed kept U.S. rates at their long-term record lows, but
what stood out in the statement was a specific reference to
conditions necessary “to raise the target range at its next
meeting.” It said it will assess progress towards maximum
employment and two percent inflation, same as its September
statement, but the reference to a particular meeting is rare for
the Fed.

Oct 28, 2015

Shares rise as Riksbank, Apple help ease Fed wait

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. and European stocks rose on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s afternoon decision, which investors hope will clarify the central bank’s rate hike plans.

The Fed is set to keep U.S. rates at their long-term record lows and may struggle to convince skeptical economists that they could still go up before the end of the year in the face of U.S. and global economic headwinds. Futures contracts suggest a low probability that the Fed will be raising rates before the end of the year.

Oct 28, 2015

Global shares gain on Apple, Riksbank stimulus; Fed statement due

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. and European stocks rose on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s afternoon decision, which investors hope will clarify the central bank’s rate hike plans.

The Fed is set to keep U.S. rates at their long-term record lows and may struggle to convince skeptical economists that they could still go up before the end of the year in the face of U.S. and global economic headwinds. Futures contracts suggest a low probability that the Fed will be raising rates before the end of the year.

Oct 28, 2015

Shares gain on Apple, Riksbank stimulus; Fed statement due

NEW YORK, Oct 28 (Reuters) – U.S. and European stocks rose
on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s afternoon decision,
which investors hope will clarify the central bank’s rate hike
plans.

The Fed is set to keep U.S. rates at their long-term record
lows and may struggle to convince skeptical economists that they
could still go up before the end of the year in the face of U.S.
and global economic headwinds. Futures contracts suggest a low
probability that the Fed will be raising rates before the end of
the year.

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      "David Gaffen oversees the U.S. markets team, having joined Reuters in May 2009. He spent four years at the Wall Street Journal, where he was the original writer of the web site's MarketBeat blog. He is a frequent guest on Reuters TV, and has appeared on CNN International, Fox Business, NPR, and assorted other media and is the author of the book "Never Buy Another Stock Again.""
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