17/10/18

FOMC Minutes Signal 'Hawkish' Fed Ready To Hike Above Neutral



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FOMC Minutes Signal 'Hawkish' Fed Ready To Hike Above Neutral
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After Powell's 'reassuring' hawkish speech, following the briefly dovishly-interpreted Fed statement, all eyes are back on the FOMC Minutes today to see just how assuredly The Fed will stick to its 25bps-per-quarter trajectory, come hell (stock crash) or high water (inflation).

The labor market (judged by the unemployment rate) has rarely been lower and inflation is right at The Fed's mandated goal so the biggest focus will be on any neutral rate discussions (see chart below on ....

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