Wednesday, September 18, 2019

No Need To "Further' Spike The Punch Bowl...

Didn't do a pre-market video this morning, as any short-term technical signals can easily be blown out when the Fed announces its interest rate decision at 11am (pdt), and when Chairman Powell makes his followup statement and fields questions from the media.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

No Worries In Today's Data Releases

I wonder if the members of The Federal Open Market Committee (the Fed) were too preoccupied by their discussions over the data today (day one of their two-day policy meeting) to take note of today's data? 

If not -- if they indeed took a peak -- those who favor little or no tweaking (the hawks) had to have looked at their dovish counterparts (those clamoring for a .50% rate cut) and said "see what we mean!"

Today's Log Entry: Call It (the market's odds tomorrow) 50/50

9/17/19 Tuesday

Something very weird is going on with overnight repo rates!

Pre-Market Update and A Quick History Lesson On Fed Rate Cuts and The Stock Market (video)

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Today's Log Entry

9/16/19 Monday

Before the weekend attack on Saudi oil production I had odds at better than 50/50 that the Fed would sound a hawkish tone, while cutting 25 bps; upsetting equity markets, gold (currently trading on prospects for lower-yields, as opposed to Armageddon) and bonds in the process. However, given the palpable geopolitical uncertainty the weekend wrought, my best guess, as I type, is that the fed will tilt dovish, while still cutting 25 bps; which could very well spark a notable rally in stocks.

Pre-Market Update (video)

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

What Might An Uber-Aggressive Fed Deliver?

So the Fed's September policy meeting will happen this Tuesday and Wednesday, with the market's pulse sure to be pounding come 11am (pdt) Wednesday. Yep, even though a quarter-point cut is almost certainly what they'll get, traders in all manner of asset classes will be locked and loaded just in case.