Month: January 2018

Highlights of the January 31, 2018 FOMC interest rate decision Rates remain in the 1.25%-1.50% range Economy to ‘warrant further gradual increases’ in rates Drops line saying inflation will remain below 2% in near term Says inflation on a 12-month basis expected to move up this year Market-based measures of inflation compensation have increased in
Our 10 favourite images of Janet Yellen Our good friend Victor Leonardi (follow him on twitter) makes some fun, amazing images of Janet Yellen and other central bankers. We’ve enjoyed them immensely during her four-year term. Here are ten of the very best ones: 10. Monetary policy gangster 9. She’s a kind lady 8. Like Star
Here’s a note of the larger expiries today 31 Jan The ones of real interest I see are in: EURUSD: 1.2300 (EUR 990m) 1.2375 (780m) 1.2400 (1.52bln) 1.2450 (1.7bln) 1.2500 (3.9bln) USDJPY:  108.00 (USD 600m) 108.50 (500m) 109.00-10 (1.18bln) 109.50 (780m) 110.00 (600m) GBPUSD: 1.4140-50 (GBP 500m) EURGBP: 0.8750 (EUR 670m) EURCHF: 1.1550 (EUR 960m) USDCAD: 1.2250 (USD 300m) 1.2350 (300m) 1.2450 (440m) Yesterday
Forex and Bitcoin news for Asia trading Tuesday 31 January 2018 An active day for data and some market movement also. Bitcoin dropped heavily in Europe/US trade, this didn’t help the beleaguered crypto complex: The fall continued into Asia: Early (very) Asia, or late US (your choice) brought oil inventory survey data, showing a larger
2 more FOMC previews Coming Up! Title text for next article Two views on the Federal Open Market Committee tonight from the southern hemisphere   Via Westpac  Following the BoJ and ECB’s meetings last week, this week sees the first meeting of the FOMC for 2018. It will
Breaking report from Bloomberg This could be very big news. Bitfinex markets itself as the world’s biggest crypto exchange. Bloomberg reports that the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission sent subpoenas last week to Bitfinex and Tether last week. They cite a person familiar with the matter. For background, I wrote earlier this month: If crypto