Friday, May 18, 2018

Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester was speaking earlier today in Frakfurt Germany and said that the U.S. economy is nearing the FOMC's two goals in her comments on “ A practical Viewpoint on Financial System Resiliency and Monetary Policy’ But she didn’t really address the Fed's current policy path. She added the outlook is “one of the most favorable analysts have seen in a long time.” Fed Governor Lael Brainard will be speaking today at 9:15 a.m. Also, the Dallas Fed president Robert Kaplan is schedule to give a speech today at 9:15.

05/16/2018 Morning Brief

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Today’s economic reports include April Housing Starts at 8:30 ET and the April Industrial Production numbers at 9:15 am ET. At 10:00 am ET we have the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations outlook. Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic will be speaking on the economy at 8:30 am. This evening St. Louis Fed President James Bullard is schedule to give a memorial lecture at 6:30 pm.

Equity markets –

S&P futures are trading lower this morning, (-0.15%)

Asian markets were lower overnight.

05/11 Morning Brief

CPI data came in lower than analysts estimates, indicating that inflation fears are easing. The U.S., Canada and Mexico are focusing on rewriting the auto rules at the
center of the North American Free Trade Agreement as negotiators face hard deadlines to wrap up a new deal. That could mean less drastic changes to
other controversial parts of Nafta. Congress has advised the White House to "modernize Nafta in ways that expand trade opportunities without curtailing American consumers' freedom."

May 10th Morning Brief

Thursday, May 10, 2018

On the economic calendar this morning is the monthly CPI numbers which were just released. The consumer price index rose 0.2% in April. The consumer price index has risen 2.5% in the past 12 months - the highest rate in 14 months. Yet the yearly increase in the core rate was unchanged at 2.1%, a softer than expected reading that's likely to give comfort to a Federal Reserve on inflation watch