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Jan 11
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The Fed: Reverse Jawbone

January 11, 2019

The Fed redoubled its campaign to undo the impressions left by its previous statements; China helped pick up the pace of its trade negotiations with the U.S.; Brexit brinkmanship saw no breakthrough.

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Dec 21
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The Fed: Timing is everything

December 21, 2018

The Fed raised its benchmark rate, along with financial markets' anxiety; U.S. headline growth for Q3 looked just OK, but the devil lurked in the details.

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Dec 14
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China's growth: Behind the numbers

December 14, 2018

China’s growth figures were unexciting, but the trade picture may be improving; U.S. consumers spent well in November; Mario Draghi stuck to the ECB’s plan, but didn’t sound cheerful about it.

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Dec 07
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U.S. job growth: Weakened, not weak

December 07, 2018

The November jobs report was solid, despite the felt disappointment; OPEC's latest agreement boosted crude-oil prices; Treasuries showed inversions at a couple of points along the yield curve.

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Nov 30
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Japan: Industrial Rebound

November 30, 2018

Japan's factories hummed harder; China's growth path continued; Fed Chair Powell spoke up; Summitry and substance were on display at the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires.

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Nov 16
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Brexit Plan Panned, Oil Retreats

November 16, 2018

Latest Brexit plan sparks new political turmoil and sends the pound reeling; oil prices pull back sharply amid a glut in light crude supply; Japan's growth falters.

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Nov 09
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U.S. Producer Prices: Heating Up?

November 09, 2018

Producer prices could be a sign of rapid inflation ahead; UK had a growth spurt; Venezuela’s currency reset had little effect.

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Nov 02
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U.S. jobs: Nice!

November 02, 2018

October's jobs report was positive on all counts; U.S.-China trade deal rumblings; global oil prices fell as the U.S. embargo on Iranian crude came into effect.

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Oct 26
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Stocks Slump Despite Strong Growth

October 26, 2018

Insights from Legg Mason's investment managers on current stock volatility; another strong quarter for U.S growth; Brazil's election signals changes ahead

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Oct 19
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U.S. Rates: Hawks on the Wing

October 19, 2018

The FOMC took a hawkish tone at its most recent meeting; U.S. home sales slowed somewhat but builders stayed optimistic; China's latest economic stats for Q3 were released; Italy's budget conflict with the EU took a time-out.

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