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THE U.S. DAYBOOK: U.S. DAYBOOK & OVERNIGHT: FOMC, Toshiba/Bain, General Mills

(Bloomberg) — U.S. stock-index futures are little changed with European shares as oil rises before Fed rate decision. Economic data include mortgage applications and existing home sales. General Mills is reporting earnings. U.S. MARKETS: S&P 500 futures little changed at 2,505.10 Brent futures up 0.9% to $55.61/bbl Gold spot up …

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THE EUROPE FX/RATES DAYBOOK: FX/RATES DAYBOOK EUROPE: USD Falls Before Fed; U.K. Retail Sales

(Bloomberg) — The dollar dropped from a two-month high against the yen before the Federal Reserve announces a policy decision Wednesday. TODAY U.K. retail sales German producer prices Riksbank Deputy Governor Floden speaks Chief Brexit negotiator Barnier speaks in Brussels OVERNIGHT TRADING SESSIONS U.S. Treasuries drifted lower over U.S. morning …

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MACRO VIEW COLUMNS: Short Dollar May Be Gift That’s About to Stop Giving

(Bloomberg) — This year’s simplest and best FX trade — short USD — is running out of gas and consolidation may be just around the corner. There are short-term and long-term factors that warrant a rethink of ultra dollar bearishness. The latest BIS data showed sovereign and corporate borrowers outside the …

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MACRO VIEW COLUMNS: Traders Focus on Fed Dots, But Do They Matter Now?

(Bloomberg) — It’s become fashionable to downplay the balance sheet adjustment set to be announced at Wednesday’s FOMC meeting and instead focus on the economic projections –particularly the infamous “dot plot” of Fed funds rate forecasts. After all, the small reduction to portfolio reinvestment has been well-flagged for what seems …

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THE ASIA FX/RATES DAYBOOK: FX/RATES DAYBOOK ASIA: USD, USTs Dip in Quiet Market Before FOMC

(Bloomberg) — The dollar lost ground against a majority of its G-10 peers as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s policy decision due Wednesday. Treasury yields edged higher, led by the long end of the curve. WHAT TO WATCH Japan trade balance New Zealand balance of payments OVERNIGHT TRADING SESSIONS Bloomberg …

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THE EUROPE FX/RATES DAYBOOK: FX/RATES DAYBOOK EUROPE: USD Gains vs Yen; BOE’s Carney Speaks

(Bloomberg) — The dollar advanced toward the strongest in seven weeks against the yen after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said his country is seeking a peaceful resolution to end the nuclear standoff with North Korea. TODAY Euro-area August inflation Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks at IMF …

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