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Did the Federal Reserve Just Signal More Monetary Policy?
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The latest meeting by the Federal Reserve was quite significant regarding its monetary policy program, and many economists will now need to revise their analyses.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: S&P to fly after wild ride to Wyoming
The streak is over, but is the trend intact?
A six-week string of gains in the S&P 500 (^GSPC) ended on Friday amid shifting expectations for central bank stimulus. This week could bring clarity on that issue, and that could determine whether the recent rally that took the index to four-year highs will persist.
Gold bulls and inquiring minds are perplexed by last week’s mayhem in the precious metals markets. In addition to gold and silver, copper prices also went into free fall last week which is an ominous sign for the broader economy in general. We live in interesting times as geopolitical uncertainty, social acrimony, and financial collapse shape the world around us.
The U.S Dollar is rallying against all majors, as the Feds move away from quantitative easing and focus on long-term interest rates. “Operation Twist” as dubbed by the Feds, has rallied the Dollar, investors are selling high-yielding currencies, and shifted the main focus back on the Eurozone debt crisis. The Sterling (GBP) has dropped significantly against the Dollar, 38 weeks low.
USD/JPY is once again on a strong downtrend, so far it has hit the 76.10 this morning. The U.S Federal Reserve decision of going through with a new round of quantitative easing is making investors nervous at this moment and selling the dollar (announcement hasn’t been made so far).