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USD/JPY set to continue walking on a tightrope into FOMC meeting decision

“E-minis are trading up by 0.6% currently at session highs though Asian equities aren’t faring all too well so far” reports forexlive.com. It’s a fine balance and markets could easily shift focus from one rhetoric to another after the decision is made.It sure doesn’t look like equities are offering much direction for the yen if anything else as the signals are mixed. Source: forexlive.com Share This:

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Asia braces for Fed as plunge in oil boosts bonds

“So far, the futures market is sticking with a two-in-three chance of a rate increase on Wednesday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Despite recent market volatility we think that it is still more likely than not that the Fed will raise rates,” said ANZ senior economist Tom Kenny.Investors rushed into bonds, with the largest ever one-month rotation into fixed-income assets, while cutting equities. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Why are markets falling, and are we heading for global recession?

“Oil prices have had a rollercoaster couple of years, so a surge or sudden drop in the price of crude could pose problems for the world economy” writes Nils Pratley Financial for theguardian.com. Added into the mix is the risk that Trump’s trade war with China could escalate with damaging consequences for the world economy.Global growth is forecast to plateau, while some major nations including the US and China are on track to see slower rates of growth.Besides the risks from Brexit, the US-China trade war and the Fed aggressively…

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Art Cashin: The stock market rebound could be even bigger if not for increasing Fed worries

“Wall Street concerns about “unforeseen consequences” from another Federal Reserve interest rate hike were keeping a lid on Tuesday’s stock market rebound, according to veteran trader Art Cashin” writes Berkeley Lovelace Jr for cnbc.com. The market expects a more scaled-back rate path Wednesday.Against the backdrop of higher rates, investors are “very nervous” about global economic growth slowing and uncertainty around the U.S. trade war with China, said the UBS director of floor operations at the New York Stock Exchange.Cashin said there are several investors on the sidelines ahead of the…

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Cramer says stocks are ‘really oversold’ after markets fell to a new low for the year

“CNBC’s Jim Cramer argued Tuesday that stocks are “really oversold” after the market fell to a new low for 2018″ writes Berkeley Lovelace Jr for cnbc.com. Stocks were actually trading higher early Tuesday, rebounding from Monday’s session that saw the market fall another 2 percent. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Here’s how the Fed may ‘feel the market’ — and it may not be to the president’s liking

“Investors are still pricing it over a 70% chance of an interest rate hike Wednesday” writes Senior Economics Reporter for marketwatch.com. In general, economists think the Fed will not be deterred from tightening because of the recent market weakness.President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged the Federal Reserve to “feel the market” and stop raising interest rates. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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The Fed’s next decision is its most important in recent memory — and the future of the stock market is at stake

“The blonde-haired elephant in the room when it comes to the Fed decision is President Donald Trump’s continued insistence upon criticizing the Fed” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. They’ll devour any bit of guidance from Powell and his colleagues for any hint of what’s ahead for interest rates.If the central bank signals too much future monetary tightening for the market’s tastes, the 10-year bull market could meet its demise.A big part of that stems from the turbulence that’s rocked the stock market in recent weeks.Read more:We just got the most…

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Greenspan tells stock investors: ‘Run for cover’

“Plunging stock markets and signs of slowing global growth may prompt the central bank to signal a slowdown in rate increases next year, analysts have said” writes Rachel Koning Beals for marketwatch.com. So, “at the end of that run, run for cover,” he said. “The [market] volatility is a function of how we speak, think and feel — and it’s variable,” Greenspan said in the interview. “Unless you can somehow radically change human nature and how we respond, this is what you’ll always get and have been getting.Alan Greenspan, the…

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Gold slips from 1-week high ahead of the Fed’s policy update

“The Fed will be joined by the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England in offering policy updates this week” writes Markets Commodities Reporter for marketwatch.com. Stock weakness can support gold, but gold’s haven popularity has been subdued for the most part so far in December.Gold prices on Tuesday slipped from the roughly one-week high they settled at a day earlier, with a weaker dollar limiting any losses for the precious metal ahead of a monetary policy update this week from the Federal Reserve.Traders also eagerly awaited hints from…

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Gold near 1-week high, underpinned by a weaker dollar as Fed update on tap

“The Fed will be joined by the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England in offering policy updates this week” writes Rachel Koning Beals for marketwatch.com. Gold was pinned near roughly one-week highs early Tuesday, its action limited, however, as a leading dollar index slipped but stocks looked headed for a tepid recovery.Stock weakness can support gold, but gold’s haven popularity has been subdued for the most part so far in December.A weaker U.S. unit typically boosts demand for commodities priced in dollars as it makes them less expensive…

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