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for Friday, August 22, 2014

Agenda

TimeIndicator/EventComment
10:00YellenOn labor markets at Jackson Hole

Federal Reserve Operations & the Overnight Market

Overnight Funding Monitor Daily GCF repo forecasts more »

Fed Data Reserve balances were a bit lower than expected in the latest week due to higher balances in the Fed’s domestic and foreign RRP programs. The custody accounts posted a modest increase in the week of the mid-quarter refunding settlement, while the dealer position data for the week of August 13 were little changed. more »

Treasury Finance

Treasury cash flows table more »

The Money Market Observer

Monday, Aug 18 The minutes of the July 29-30 FOMC meeting are due out this week. There will be at least some risk of a bearish surprise in each set of minutes as long as the market continues to price in a slower pace of tightening than implied by the Fed’s dot chart. However, we’re not sure this set of minutes will move the needle very much on the 2015 policy outlook. We may learn more this week about the Fed’s ongoing technical debate about how to implement its upcoming tightening than about the likely timing of the rate hikes themselves. Also, this week’s MMO provides a quick overview of the distribution of foreign holdings of reserve balances as of June 30 based on recently-released Q2 filings. more »

Daily Press Summary (pdf)

ICAP's Inside Debt Report for Friday, Aug 22 ICAP's Inside Debt provides relevant end-of-day news summaries and market sector commentary from Reuters for the FOREX, Treasuries, Corporates and Equities markets, a 3 pm EST market snapshot pricing of all market sectors from ICAP and economic data from Wrightson ICAP in a take-home, easy-to-read format. Download a PDF file of the most recent report now. go »

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