Does anyone know if this outcome is dollar positive or dollar negative?....If the Federal Reserve thinks the market is pricing in too early of a rate hike in the Fed funds rate, it can lower the threshold of the unemployment rate from the current 6.5% and we would not rule this out.
Ten Things to Watch in the Week Ahead
The third quarter begins with a bang this week. The main highlights include four major central bank meetings, Japan's quarterly Tankan survey, monthly purchasing managers' surveys and the US employment report. The larger context in which the data and events will occur is important. Retail and institutional investors are dramatically adjusting portfolios. The Federal Reserve is expected to begin what could be a protracted exit from its unconventional easing policy. The most acute phase of the Chinese liquidity squeeze may have been passed, but conditions have not completely normalized. Separately but related, the ... (full story)