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U.S. CONSUMER SPENDING ACCELERATES

“It’s appropriate…for the Fed to gradually and cautiously increase our overnight interest rate over time, and probably in the coming months such a move would be appropriate.” – Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Bank Chair, 5/27/16 FAST FACTS ABOUT TODAY’S ECONOMIC...

INVENTORIES AND TRADE LED HIGHER Q1 REVISION

“If incoming data continue to support those expectations, I would see it as appropriate to continue to gradually raise the federal funds rate. Depending on the incoming data and the evolving risks, another rate increase may be appropriate fairly soon.” – Jerome...

DURABLE GOODS + OIL + U-CLAIMS = JUNE RATE HIKE

“I would say generally this story about Fed normalizing while the BOJ and ECB are not…that’s been priced in already.” – James Bullard, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President, 5/26/16 FAST FACTS ABOUT TODAY’S ECONOMIC DATA: U.S. Durable Goods...

GREECE GETS A DEAL (AGAIN)

“There’s no reason to prejudge June…I think on the issue of press conferences, we have made many moves over the years without press conferences.” – James Bullard, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President, 5/24/16 FAST FACTS ABOUT TODAY’S ECONOMIC DATA:...

WHEN GENIUS FLOATS

“Labor markets are relatively tight. This may put upward pressure on inflation going forward. This is an important factor supporting the FOMC view on the expected path of the policy rate.” – James Bullard, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President, 5/23/16...
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