Tag: FOMC rate decision

Gold and Silver Report for June 12-16

Gold and silver have taken a pause from their rally of the past several weeks. But this pause could end this week as the FOMC plans to raise rates. Although the market is already pricing in the next rate hike,…

Gold and Silver Outlook for March 13-17

The NFP report came better than expected – 235K jobs added in February – enough to clear the path for the Fed to raise rates in the upcoming meeting that will conclude on Wednesday. This news, however, doesn’t vote well…

Gold and Silver Outlook for December 12-16

In the past couple of weeks there has been a bit of disconnect between gold and silver: As silver slightly picked up while gold continued its downward trend. And this week’s FOMC meeting could continue to keep them apart especially…

Gold and Silver Outlook for July 25-29

Gold and silver lost some steam in the past week as interest rates picked up again and the U.S. dollar strengthened even though the ECB and BOE didn’t introduce any new policy last week. This week’s main events will focus…

U.S. GDP Rose by Only 0.7% in Q4

The BEA published a slightly lower than expected GDP (first estimate) for Q4 2015: The growth rate was 0.7% – 0.1 pp below market expectations. In the third estimate the GDP growth rate was 2%. So the U.S. economy grew…

U.S. GDP Little Changed — 2% Growth in Q3

The BEA released U.S. GDP (third and final estimate) for Q3 2015: The growth rate reached 2% – 0.1 pp higher than market expectations. In the second estimate the GDP growth rate was 2.1%. And in Q2, the GDP grew…

U.S. GDP Grew By 2.1% in Q3 – Now What?

The BEA published U.S. GDP (second estimate) for Q3 2015: The growth rate reached 2.1% – 0.1 pp above market estimates. In the first estimate the GDP growth rate was only 1.5%. And in Q2, the GDP grew by 3.9%.…

When Fed Doves Cry — MM #74

The Fed adopted a more hawkish stance and this has implications for the USD, stocks and commodities all the way to the December. We begin by analyzing the statement, continue with discussing US growth in a new light, looking at China…

U.S. GDP – Only a 1.5% Gain in Q3

The BEA released its update on the U.S. GDP (first estimate) for the third quarter: The growth rate reached 1.5% in Q2 – only 0.1 pp lower than market expectations. But this news came after the Fed released a relatively…

Will The Fed Do the Old Switcheroo?

So the Fed, no surprise here, decided to keep rates unchanged in its penultimate meeting for the year. The Fed also noted that it will decide whether it will raise rates in December — since the Fed mentioned December many…