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FOMC Tomorrow

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The big news this week is FOMC tomorrow, and that is a big risk factor for this week as it may well be that some Fed members are irritated that there is now talk that, with Yellen coming in to replace Bernanke, there is no prospect of QE being tapered in the foreseeable future and that it may well be expanded. A number of Fed members have significant reservations about QE still and it would be strange if they weren’t disturbed by such talk, which may prompt some hawkish talk tomorrow that in turn could well trigger a retracement. (more…)