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The Minutes from the December FOMC meeting were a nonevent.  The Minutes stated the risks from overseas, which include the plunge in oil prices, are largely offset by domestic strength.  Inflationary concerns remain low and the timing of any change in interest rates remains around...

The two day FOMC meeting commences today.  Much has changed since its last meeting held in October and their mid-September forecasts.   Oil has been crushed, the dollar has rallied and more Americans have jobs than expected.  Will the Fed be dovish or hawkish?   The sharp...

Welcome to December.  According to Bloomberg the S & P 500 has advanced each December for the past six years.  Will 2014 make it seven?...

In my view the FOMC post meeting statement was largely as expected.  Yes there was a nominal knee jerk reaction as some thought the Committee would be more dovish because of recent equity volatility but I ask rhetorically does or should the Fed react to...

The FOMC statement is made at 2:00 P.M.  To write the incredibly obvious, all will dissect every word in an attempt to gain insight into the Fed’s thinking, a thinking which in my view is all over the map.  As noted several times, the members...