Weekly Reports | Sep 16 2016
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By Greg Peel
There’s only one event that matters next week – by Thursday morning our time the Fed will finally have put us out of our misery.
Briefly, at least. Assuming no rate rise, and we can’t be absolutely sure, attention will then turn to three months of debating a December rate rise. Along with the September policy statement, Thursday morning will feature a press conference from Janet Yellen, including a Q&A, and also the infamous “dot points”, which outline each FOMC member’s forecast of interest rate trajectory over the next couple of years.
But the day before the night of the Fed meeting, the Bank of Japan will also hold a policy meeting. Word is that the BoJ board is split down the middle between those believing a move further into the negative for the cash rate is the right thing to do and those who don’t.
So once again markets will find themselves completely beholden to central bank policy.
And the minutes of the September RBA meeting will be released next week.
Back in the real world of actual data (if data is ever actually real) the US will see housing sentiment and starts, house prices and existing home sales next week along with leading economic indicators, the Chicago Fed national activity index and a flash estimate of September manufacturing PMI.
It’s a quiet week for Australian data, with June quarter house prices the only real highlight.
The ex-divs are starting to thin out now but there are quite a few on Thursday in particular.
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