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Cometh the Hour, Cometh the J

Step forward Jerome Powell! This is your big moment. Today he will begin his Humphrey-Hawkins Testimony (as it used to be known by those of us a little long in the tooth) – and much speculation mounts…

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Why Politics Matters

BlondeMoney had a robust debate with a loyal reader on Friday: why did we keep banging on about politics, he wanted to know. Isn’t it all about whether the Fed hikes 3 or 4 times this year?

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Playing Chequers

It’s still early but the first signs from the UK Brexit Committee “away day” to Chequers, the PM’s country retreat, imply that Theresa May has found ‘some kind of unity‘.

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Don’t Fight the Fed… Ignore It

Don’t Fight the Fed… no, better to ignore it.

The Fed Minutes were upbeat, considered hawkish enough to leave the US 10 year just shy of 3%, but with stocks in the red.

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