Weekly Outlook: Rate Hike Indicators


Once again, the week opens with eyes toward rate hikes, or lack thereof. FOMC minutes are due Thursday, providing the latest look into the Fed thought process. Meanwhile, mortgage applications and the job creation index are due Wednesday, which provide another glimpse at the the health of the housing and job markets.


Economic Calendar:


U.S. International Trade  8:30 AM ET

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank John Williams Speech  3:30 PM ET



MBA Mortgage Applications  7:00 AM ET

Gallup U.S. Job Creation Index 8:30 AM ET

EIA Petroleum Status Report  10:30 AM ET



Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota Speech 1:00 PM ET

FOMC Minutes 2:00 PM ET

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank John Williams Speech 3:30 PM ET



Wholesale Trade 10:00 AM ET

Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans Speech1:30 PM ET



Why emerging market leaders want the Fed to hike rates (The Economist)

How perceptions of a rate hike have changed (Sober Look)

Which city is the financial center of the world? (World Economic Forum)

What would a U.K outside the EU look like? (The Guardian)

Can central bank policy prevent financial collapse? (New York Times)

There is a “correct” monetary policy (Equitablog)

Funding entrepreneurs may be the best jobs program (Quartz)

China’s rich kids are its future (Bloomberg Business)

How the Financial Times created a new model for journalism (The New Yorker)


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