Bank of the West – Instant Analysis of the December FOMC Minutes

Instant Analysis of the December FOMC Minutes Despite the quarter point Fed funds rate hike that occurred at the end of the December FOMC Meeting, the Minutes of that meeting, released today, reveal the dovish tilt that was already beginning to influence the FOMC’s view of the likely extent and timing of further interest rate […]

Bank of the West Instant Analysis of the December Payroll Report

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Bank of the West Instant Analysis – Q3 GDP Sizzles

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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 […]