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Posts Tagged ‘September Rate Hike’

The Federal Reserve Came, Saw, Did Nothing – Catching On The Fed Game?

This has become modus operandi for the Federal Reserve over the last two years. As each FOMC meeting approaches, speculation about a possible rate hike ramps up and then the Janet Yellen does…nothing. The one exception was last December, and that turned out to be a complete disaster. Interestingly, the mainstream is starting to catch on to the game.

Will Yellen Shock All: Goldman Says "Fed Should Think About Easing"

The punchline comes from Goldman’s Financial Conditions Index which is now screaming for QE4 or NIRP. After predicting of a roaring economy,Goldman admits the Fed can’t hike even 25 bps. Pay attention to what Goldman says the Fed will do, for “risk management” purposes – because as shown many times in the past, Goldman runs the Fed.

A Sept Rate Hike Is Not Even Close: Goldman's 7 Reasons Why Yellen Will Delay... Again

On one hand, every economist, virtual portfolio manager, Yahoo Finance Twitter expert & TV talking head is certain that a September rate hike is inevitable. On the other hand, the bank that runs the NY Fed, Goldman Sachs is doubling down on its call that the Fed will not hike in September. So here is Goldman’s Jan Hatzius with seven reasons why Yellen will delay. Again.

What Does It Mean If The Fed Hikes Rates... And If It Doesn't

Here is an oddly accurate explanation of what it means if the Fed does hike rates on September, and alternatively, what it means if Yellen punts once again, and leaves the decision to the October or December meeting, or just punts to 2016 and onward altogether. As a reminder, Goldman does not expect the Fed to hike on September 17.

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