Posts Tagged ‘monetary-policy’

US Dollar Loosing Traction on Rate Debate

by Christopher Lemieuxon June 23, 2014 4:58 pm GMT
The US dollar is loosing traction after last week’s FOMC minutes statement, which indicated the US economy is too weak to raise the Fed funds rate anytime soon. Fed chairwomen Janet Yellen said it would be “considerable time” before interest rates would be pushed higher. Dollar bulls have currently exited, as today’s existing home sales […]

Bank of England Kept Key Rate at .5 Percent

by Christopher Lemieuxon June 5, 2014 12:25 pm GMT
The Bank of England (BoE) has decided to keep the benchmark rate at .5 percent, a level left unchanged since 2009. The central bank will leave asset purchases at £375 billion. The BoE Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), a nine-person panel, are divided on whether or not to begin rising borrowing costs. An increase in rates have been […]

AUDUSD Seeks Out 200 EMA After RBA Monetary Minutes

by Christopher Lemieuxon May 20, 2014 9:03 am GMT
The Australian dollar  fell sharply against all major currency pairs after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) hinted that it could maintain a record-low interest rate environment going forward. Within the RBA monetary policy minutes, the central bank expressed that protracted spare capacity in the labor force is an ongoing problem. “What was most notable […]

Changes in Fed Policy for the Last Sixteen Years Leaked, According to Study

by Christopher Lemieuxon May 14, 2014 1:49 am GMT
According to data provided by Singapore Management University, some traders since 1997 to 2013 could have received early notice on changes to Federal Reserve policy prior to the official announcement of policy shifts. Fed announcements and policy have been a driving force in market activity within the last several years. The Singapore-based research presented evidence […]