Bank of the West Instant Analysis for June 13, 2018

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Bank of the West Instant Analysis of Today’s FOMC Decision

Instant Analysis of Today FOMC Meeting and Projections

“Doves Cry” in the aftermath of the June FOMC Statement and Press Conference ·         The FOMC fails to blink in the face of widespread market skepticism about the Fed’s projected Fed funds rate path ·         The FOMC increased the Fed Funds target range by a quarter percentage point today to between 1.0 and 1.25 percent […]

Instant Analysis on The FOMC Decision And Statement for November from Bank of the West

·         As expected, the FOMC tees-up investors for a December rate hike. ·         While deciding to keep the Fed funds rate target unchanged this month, the FOMC statement released along with the decision lays the necessary groundwork for a December rate hike decision. ·         The was no Yellen press conference or update at this month’s […]

Bank of the West Instant Analysis on September 2016 FOMC Meeting

Instant Analysis of Today’s FOMC Meeting Statement and Projections No rate hike from the FOMC as expected today.  However, The FOMC is preparing the markets for another rate hike before the end of the year.   The FOMC statement released today added the language, “The Committee judges that the case for an increase in the federal […]

Bank of the West US Outlook Report for September 9, 2016

US Outlook Report: September FOMC Rate Hike – A Go or No Go Several prominent Fed governors have tried in recent weeks to prepare markets for a near-term 0.25 percentage point rate hike, citing a robust labor market and the approach of full-employment as reasons to start lifting rates again.  Job openings hit a new […]

Instant Analysis of Today’s FOMC Statement for April 27, 2016

Instant Analysis of Today’s FOMC Statement – April 27, 2016   The FOMC held rates steady today, as expected, holding the Fed funds target rate at 0.25 to 0.50% The Fed still in wait and see mode in my view. The FOMC is holding its future interest rate hike intentions and timing close to its […]