Fed: Yellen’s speech is all important this week – Deutsche Bank

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  1. FXStreet_Team

    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    Research Team at Deutsche Bank, suggests that the Yellen’s prepared remarks at her semi-annual testimony will be the same on both days; only the Q&A sessions will be different.

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    “We expect the Chair to highlight that the Fed is closely watching the recent tightening in financial conditions, and that this development could affect monetary policymaking. Such dovish comments would essentially echo recent remarks by Vice Chair Fischer and NY Fed President Dudley, who tend to have similar economic and financial views to Yellen.

    However, the Fed’s emphasis on data dependency means Yellen will most likely stop short of taking additional rate hikes off the table in the near term, even though the markets are now pricing only about a 50% probability of a rate increase this year. Unless there is an outsized and unwarranted reaction in financial markets to Yellen’s testimony on Wednesday, Thursday’s appearance should be a nonevent.”
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