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The "Yellen Fed" begins. Slow start to the week.
|The "Yellen Fed" begins. Slow start to the week. |
18 November 2013 00:00 gmt
| CALENDAR: Far East/Europe: No Major Data North America: US- TIC Data, NAHB Index|
| EURUSD 1.3490
|| U.S. 2.71% 0bp
|| North America: Higher|
| EURJPY 135.21
|| Bund 1.71% +1bp
|| DE: DAX: Higher|
| GBPUSD 1.6115
|| GILT 2.75% -1bp
|| GB: FTSE: Higher|
| USDJPY 100.21
|| JGB 0.64% +4bp
|| Asia Close Higher|
HIGH IMPACT ITEMS: US- NAHB Index
- The Yellen confirmation testimony before the Senate Banking Committee last Thursday went very well for her. We assume her nomination will go through the Senate smoothly, unless it gets temporarily held up for unrelated political reasons. The markets came away from the hearing with the impression that the earliest possibility for a Fed "tapering" has now been pushed off at least until March. Yellen has already been confirmed in the market's mind and Chairman Bernanke has already become a "lame duck". We are now in the Yellen era at the Fed.
- Sentiment around Japan and the yen taken a negative turn. There are growing concerns that "Abenomics" have are a failure, USDJPY has returned to back above the 100 line and the Nikkei has gained as a consequence of the weaker currency. Often key in the JPY are times when BOJ and Fed policies are on opposite tracks.
- A Major Focus of data this week will be on key German data in the form of the ZEW and IFO sentiment Surveys. More broadly, the Eurozone and European flash National PMI surveys will be released. U.S. and Canadian retail sales data are due as well. Latest BOJ and FOMC policy minutes are due Wednesday. For additional key items and more detail (dates, times, data estimates), be sure to reference our Economic Calendar . See the FOREX FORUM for latest key data and charts as they are released.
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John M. Bland, an author and a founding partner of Global-View.com, has been a corporate FX consultant for a major N.Y. bank, a forex trader for a major N.Y. institution, and an FX analyst for a blue chip Fed watching service.. John has an MBA in International Finance and an A.B. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
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