Trump lectured the Europeans on Russian oil and gas dependency for years. None of them listened and now they are paying the price.
ECB's Lagarde:— DailyFX Team Live (@DailyFXTeam) June 15, 2022
- Ukraine conflict shows Europe was dangerously dependent on hostile suppliers like Russia
ECB'S PRESIDENT LAGARDE: WE CANNOT BE DOMINATED BY FISCAL ISSUES, WE MUST DELIVER OUR PRICE STABILITY MANDATE.— Breaking Market News (@financialjuice) June 15, 2022
US retail sales unexpectedly fell in May as motor vehicle purchases declined amid rampant shortages, and record high gasoline prices pulled spending away from other goods. The ...
tweet at 12:27pm: ECB'S PRESIDENT LAGARDE: WE CANNOT JUST BE BOLD, WE MUST BE CONSISTENT TOO. tweet at 12:26pm: ECB'S PRESIDENT LAGARDE: CRISES' ARE NEVER THE SAME TWICE, WE MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO ACT WHEN FACTS ARE NOT CLEAR.
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday is expected to do something it hasn’t done in 28 years — increase interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point. In response to soaring ...
The USD/CHF clings to parity for the second consecutive day, trading at 1.0028, recording minimum gains of 0.11%, ahead of the US Fed monetary policy decision. Positive sentiment ...
In conjunction with the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting held on June 14–15, 2022, meeting participants submitted their projections of the most likely outcomes for real gross domestic product (GDP) growth, the unemployment rate, and inflation for each year from 2022 to 2024 and over the longer run. Each participant’s projections were based on information available at the time of the meeting, together with her or his assessment of appropriate monetary policy—including a path for the federal funds rate and its longer-run value—and assumptions about other factors likely to affect economic outcomes. The longer-run projections represent each participant’s assessment of the value to which each variable would be expected to converge, over time, under appropriate monetary policy and in the absence of further shocks to the economy. “Appropriate monetary policy” is defined as the future path of policy that each participant deems most likely to foster outcomes for economic activity and inflation that best satisfy his or her individual interpretation of the statutory mandate to promote maximum employment and price stability. tweet at 2:00pm: FED SEES RATES AT 3.4% END-2022, 3.8% END-2023, 3.4% END-2024 - BBG tweet at 2:01pm: *Fed Officials See Inflation of 5.2% at End of 2022; 2.6% for 2023 tweet at 2:02pm: Fed Officials See Unemployment at 3.7% at End of 2022; 3.9% for 2023 tweet at 2:02pm: FED POLICYMAKERS' PROJECTIONS SHOW THEY EXPECT TO START CUTTING RATES IN 2024
Overall economic activity appears to have picked up after edging down in the first quarter. Job gains have been robust in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Inflation remains elevated, reflecting supply and demand imbalances related to the pandemic, higher energy prices, and broader price pressures. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia is causing tremendous human and economic hardship. The invasion and related events are creating additional upward pressure on inflation and are weighing on global economic activity. In addition, COVID-related lockdowns in China are likely to exacerbate supply chain disruptions. The Committee is highly attentive to inflation risks. The Committee seeks to achieve maximum employment and inflation at the rate of 2 percent over the longer run. In support of these goals, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 1‑1/2 to 1-3/4 percent and anticipates that ongoing increases in the target range will be appropriate. In addition, the Committee will continue reducing its holdings of Treasury securities and agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities, as described in the Plans for Reducing the Size of the Federal Reserve's Balance Sheet that were issued in May. The Committee is strongly committed to returning inflation to its 2 percent objective. In assessing the appropriate stance of monetary policy, the Committee will continue to monitor the implications of incoming information for the economic outlook. The Committee would be prepared to adjust the stance of monetary policy as appropriate if risks emerge that could impede the attainment of the Committee's goals. The Committee's assessments will take into account a wide range of information, including readings on public health, labor market conditions, inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and financial and international developments. Voting for the monetary policy action were Jerome H. Powell, Chair; John C. Williams, Vice Chair; Michelle W. Bowman; Lael Brainard; James Bullard; Lisa D. Cook; Patrick Harker; Philip N. Jefferson; Loretta J. Mester; and Christopher J. Waller. Voting against this action was Esther L. George, who preferred at this meeting to raise the target range for the federal funds rate by 0.5 percentage point to 1-1/4 percent to 1-1/2 percent. Patrick Harker voted as an alternate member at this meeting. tweet at 2:01pm: FED SAYS BALANCE SHEET REDUCTION WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED tweet at 2:01pm: FED SAYS 'HIGHLY ATTENTIVE' TO INFLATION RISKS tweet at 2:01pm: FED: JOB GAINS ARE ROBUST, AND UNEMPLOYMENT HAS REMAINED LOW.Here’s what changed in the new Fed statement This is a comparison of Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee statement with the one issued after the Fed’s previous policymaking meeting on May 4. Text removed from the May statement is in red with a horizontal line through the middle. Text appearing for the first time in the new statement is in red and underlined. Black text appears in both statements.