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Changing Monetary Policy Sentiment?: Outlook- August 2, 2014

Changing Monetary Policy Sentiment?: Outlook- August 2, 2014

6 Years ago | August 03, 2014 00:00:00



Fed Policy Path in Play?
There was speculation about a major change in the outlook for monetary policy in the U.S. over the past week following several pieces of improving U.S. data and the FOMC meeting on Wednesday. Equity markets fell in response to worries about a Fed policy tightening. While we feel the timing of an initial policy tightening could be moved forward, we find it hard to believe a 25 to 100bp increase in the cost of money (from zero) over the next two years is not going to change a thing.

July Employment data Miss
TOn the other hand, the July U.S. employment data fell short of the pre-release media hype. First of all the headline figure fell short of expectations

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