Today's Economic Data Docket - More, More Fed Speeches, Non Manufacturing ISM, And FOMC Minutes

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A quick look at today's market action confirms that we get even more purposeful obfuscation from Fed pundits whose only strategy continues to "baffle with bullshit." We also have the Services ISM, an episode of Flip that Bond, and the FOMC minutes.

10:00: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on the budget before Senate panel.
10:00: ISM non-manufacturing index (March): Small decline. We look for the non-manufacturing ISM index to retreat slightly from high levels. In the past, the index has only reached comparable highs during brief spikes. A large decline appears unlikely, however, given healthy growth in service sector jobs in the March Employment Report.
GS: 59.0; median forecast (of 68): 59.5; last 59.7. 

11:00: POMO closes: $6.5-$8.5 billion in 05/15/2018 – 02/15/2021. Look for fun with CUSIP PX2 in today's episode of Flip That Bond

12:45: Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks at Atlanta Fed financial markets conference. Mr. Lockhart is not currently a voting member of the FOMC.
12:45: Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota gives welcome remarks at Minneapolis Fed homeownership conference. No Q&A. Mr. Kocherlakota is a voting member of the FOMC this year.
13:00: Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser moderates panel at Atlanta Fed financial markets conference. Mr. Plosser is a voting member of the FOMC this year.
14:00: FOMC minutes (March 15 meeting): Diverging views. We see three main questions for the March 15 FOMC minutes released today. First, how much have the committee’s views diverged on the outlook? Recent public comments suggest that several Fed officials are eager to turn the debate towards tightening, while others remain comfortable with the current policy stance. Presumably contrasting views behind the risks to growth and inflation partly explain the differences. Note that as of the March 15 meeting the FOMC will have observed the rise in oil prices but not the February CPI report. We expect the overall tone to sound more hawkish than the last FOMC minutes, in line with the shift in recent public commentary. Second, what communication-related topics were discussed at the meeting? We now know that the committee decided to begin holding regular press conferences after some FOMC meetings. But did it also debate an inflation target, or how it presents its forecasts to the public? Third, was there any serious consideration of stopping quantitative easing (QE) short of the announced $600bn? President Bullard publicly floated this idea last week, but we doubt there is much support in the broader committee.

Using Goldman and Zero Hedge data

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Buyemall's picture

Is there any chance that ecb will not raise rates by Thursday?

Is it resonable to trade on this idea

Vlad Tepid's picture

Geithner to Senate=Liars sharing fish stories

Cdad's picture


More, More Fed Speeches

What a great and pertinent headline.  My bearish mindset flutters, and a strange sense of confidence stirs, the rumble of the nascent bull deep down.  There is some part of my subconscious that keeps causing me to cue up shares of Apple.  

No matter what we might believe individually, surely we could all agree that the nation needs more and greater influence coming from the financial services industry at this critical juncture in history.  Surely, more products, double inverse leveraged, would really point the way to economic salvation.  The Federal Reserve Bank has brought us this far, and I'm sure they can bring us across the line and back across the fold.  

This financial crisis is not about joblessness caused by malinvestment in residential real estate causing a massive sector dislocation ending in a massive pile of "toxic waste."  This financial crisis is not about massive loads of debt at the Federal level. It's not about computer generated and frontrun bubbles, unstable markets, and a loss of faith in the wake.  Clearly, we have arrived in this morass, this malaise, because of a lack of financial instrumentation.

So let the Federal Banks speak!  


Bansters-in-my- feces's picture

Have a look at the gold chart for today .... What the fuck happened at around 9:00 am...

Fuck off Timmy Giethner and your Exchange Stabilization Fund......

That has to answer to no one....

thames222's picture

The Fed, oh how I would have rejoiced last night if they announced the shutdown was actually happening.  At least they finally came to some sort of agreement.