UPDATE: Fischer Says Fed Could Slow Rate Increased if Global Growth Falters May 26, 2015 12:39PM

(Updated - May 26, 2015 12:39 PM EDT)

Fischer says Fed could slow rate rises if global growth falters, according to Bloomberg headlines.

UPDATE - The following is the speech given by Federal Research Vice Chair Stanley Fischer at the conference held in honor of Professor Haim Ben-Shahar, former president of Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel:

The Federal Reserve and the Global Economy

I am happy to be here today, and I thank the organizers for... (continue reading...)


U.S. CPI Rose 0.1% in April, Down M/M; Subpar Energy, Food Performance Weigh on Gains May 22, 2015 09:29AM

(Updated - May 22, 2015 9:29 AM EDT)

April MoM CPI 0.1% vs 0.1% Expected, Ex-food & Energy 0.3% vs 0.2%

UPDATE - More from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index declined 0.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.

*** Note: CPI grew 0.2 percent for March 2015.

The index... (continue reading...)


German Business Climate Slips to 108.5 in May as Companies Get Less Optimistic - Ifo (FXE) (UUP) May 22, 2015 06:57AM

The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry edged downwards to 108.5 points in May from 108.6 points last month. Companies were once again more satisfied with their current business situation, but expressed slightly less optimism about the months ahead. The German economy remains on track.

In manufacturing the climate indicator fell slightly after six consecutive increases. This was due to somewhat less optimistic expectations, mainly with regard to... (continue reading...)


UPDATE: Crude Inventory -2674K Barrels vs -730K Expected May 20, 2015 10:33AM (Updated - May 20, 2015 10:33 AM EDT)

Crude inventory for the week ending May 15 declined 2.67 million barrels vs a decline of 730 thousand expected.

Cushing inventory declined 241 thousand vs a decline 562 thousand expected.

Gasoline inventory declined 2.77 million barrels vs a gain of 200 thousand expected.

Distillate inventory declined 546 thousand vs a gain 120 thousand expected.


Housing Concerns Ease as April Starts and Building Permits Top Expectations May 19, 2015 11:54AM

(Updated - May 19, 2015 11:54 AM EDT)

Housing starts in April were 20% above the revised March estimate and topped consensus, coming in at 1,135,000 million vs 1,015,000 million expected, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Results were the strongest so far in the current cycle and ease investor concerns.

Data also showed single-family housing starts in April were at a rate of 733,000, 17% above the revised March figure.

"Housing starts remain the most widely followed and... (continue reading...)


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May 11, 2015 11:28AM Gold Hits Session Lows
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May 6, 2015 08:24AM April ADP Employment Change 169K vs 200K Expected
May 5, 2015 06:24AM EC Boosts FY15 Euro-Area GDP Growth Outlook; Domestic Demand to Lead Gains (FXE) (UUP)
May 1, 2015 10:00AM ISM Manufacturing 51.5 vs 52 Expected
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Apr 29, 2015 04:38PM Moody's Cuts Greece's Government Bond Rating to 'Caa2'; Outlook Negative (GREK) (NBG)
Apr 29, 2015 10:33AM UPDATE: Crude Inventory 1.9M Barrels vs 2.8M Expected
Apr 28, 2015 04:38PM API Crude Inventory Increases 4.2M Barrels
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Apr 23, 2015 11:56AM Nasdaq rises above closing record from March 2000
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Apr 21, 2015 04:39PM API Crude Inventory Increases 5.5M Barrels
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