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Monday, October 30, 2017

Fed Meeting the Nonevent of the Week

Tim Duy:

Fed Meeting the Nonevent of the Week: [Newsletter version here] Central bankers will meet this week, but only to sign off on the existing policy stance. Although it pains this fedwatcher to admit, the FOMC meeting is arguably the least important event of the week. It competes with a slew of critical data, including the employment report for October, to be released Friday. Plus, we should learn President Trump’s pick to lead the Fed when Yellen’s term expires next February. An FOMC meeting widely expected to yield no change in policy and likely little in the accompanying statement simply can’t compete with this week’s news flow. ...Continued here...

    Posted by on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:32 AM in Economics, Monetary Policy | Permalink  Comments (0)


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