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Central Banks (Fed and ECB) Continue To Roil The Markets

Central Banks (Fed and ECB) Continue To Roil The Markets

2 Years ago | February 04, 2018 00:00:00

John M. Bland, MBA, co-founder, Global-View.com


Fed Holds Rates Steady For Now To the surprise of no one, the Fed held rates steady with a Fed Funds target range of 1.25% to 1.50% on Wednesday January 31. Market odds were near zero for a rate hike beforehand. As for the next meeting on March 21, the odds strongly favor (92%) a 25bp hike in the Fed Funds target range. Wednesday was the final meeting with Janet Yellen as Fed Chair. She will be replaced by Jerome Powell shortly. The policy statement has a strong tightening bias going into Powell’s first meeting as Fed Chair. Furthermore, He is schedul

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