Forex - Dollar trims gains ahead of Fed decision, sterling off the lows

Forex - Dollar trims gains ahead of Fed decision, sterling off the lows

A Fed interest rate hike is usually seen as negative for Asian capital markets, as it tends to push up domestic interest rates and leads to a stronger USA dollar, both a problem for regional companies.

One key risk, Adams said, is that numerous encouraging data points from recent months have come from opinion surveys, such as confidence levels for consumers and purchasing managers. "It'll be determined by the path the Federal Reserve intends to move the funds rate to".

"They do not have as much room to be patient as they did before", said Tim Duy, an economics professor at the University of OR, who expects Fed policymakers to lift their rate forecasts this week. "They've done everything bar placing ads in the paper to say that policy will be tightened", he said. Many are now expecting between three and four rises this year, but will be closely parsing the Federal Reserve's statement on Wednesday for clues to its intentions. A similar reaction preceded a rate rise in December 2015, and while markets regained their composure, the extra costs imposed on Turkey and Russian Federation hit their economies hard and arguably shored up the position of their authoritarian leaders. Overall aggregate numbers for the U.S. economy are strong.

Fat Prophets CEO Angus Geddes said he expected much of the Fed rhetoric - in its statement as well as the ensuing press conference by chair Janet Yellen - to be more dovish than some investors were expecting but added the USA market was due for a bit of a correction after its strong rally this year. But while there may be more room for people in certain areas to enter the job market, the Fed's mandate is for aggregate numbers rather than distributional concerns.

Yield stocks in infrastructure, real estate investment rusts, healthcare and telecommunications are most likely to feel further pressure as the global price of debt rises.

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Bond market interest rates are moving up along with these expectations, pushing bond prices down.

There will be some winners, and some loses as rates continue to climb, so we want to take a look at a handful of stocks that will benefit from rising rates today. "Particularly so in the U.S., as the bull market has been running for eight years". He declined to comment on Indonesia's monetary policy stance.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 8.02 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,365.45. "Value exists elsewhere in the world".

Economic indicators have bolstered the case for a further rise.

Analysts said the big drop in the stock market last week could open buying opportunities for bargain hunters, particularly on stocks that were expected to sustain growth amid current economic conditions.

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Employment in other service, including repair-maintenance services and membership organizations, rose by 1,900. Ten major industry sectors posted job losses, the majority of which experienced typical seasonal fluctuations.

Usually, rising interest rates are bad news for stocks because they make borrowing more expensive and can put the brakes on economic growth.

YIELDS: Bond prices rose.

In a speech earlier this month, Fed chair Janet Yellen said a rate hike would "likely be appropriate" at the March meeting as long as employment and inflation continued to evolve in line with the FOMC's expectations.

I welcome a return to short-term rates reaching 2.5 percent because our low-rate environment has penalized savers severely. "Money is still very, very cheap".

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