The market has that easy money feeling again, a phenomenon that was thought to be fading into the rear view mirror on the heels of the U.S. economy. The inaction of the fed last month coupled with the soft jobs data from Friday have market participants acting as if zero interest rates are here for good.
The U.S. dollar made gains this morning as markets anticipate that central banks around the world will ease monetary policy. The anticipation comes in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s decision last week to maintain its current rate level.
A market selloff is underway. The dollar is sliding against global currencies after the Federal Reserve decision to keep interest rates level. Today’s news features a slump in global oil prices, a jump for gold and silver, a rising New Zealand dollar, and an update on the Chinese real estate market.
Richmond Federal Reserve chief Jeff Lacker dissented and voted in favor of an immediate increase of 25 bps in the fed funds rate of interest on Thursday, but that’s unlikely to provide financial headlines on Friday.
She's got the whole world in her hands, she's got the whole wide world in her hand, she's got the whole world in her hand... Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her band of merry men punted on raising interest rates mainly on concerns of low inflation and concerns about the global economic world.