Federal Reserve has Gone from Killjoy to Life of the Party

Federal Reserve has Gone from Killjoy to Life of the Party

Gold Silver Reports — The top three most-actively traded gold options are bets on further price gains. The price on the option giving holders the right to buy bullion futures for April delivery at $1,250 an ounce tripled by 10 a.m. on the Comex in New York, with volume more then doubling from the previous day. Futures headed for the steepest climb in eight months on Thursday.

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Federal Reserve Officials are Widely Expected to Interest-Rate Increase

Gold Silver Reports — Federal Reserve officials are widely expected to announce an interest-rate increase this week amid buoyancy in the stock market and indications the U.S. economy continues to grow steadily, without signaling they anticipate accelerating their pace of policy tightening.

Beyond the expected announcement Wednesday of a quarter-point hike in the U.S. central bank’s benchmark rate target, to a range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent, investors will be looking for whether policy makers change their forecasts for the rest of 2017 and beyond.

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Yellen Points to March Rate Hike

Yellen Points to March Rate Hike | Neal Bhai Reports

Gold Silver Reports — The U.S. Federal Reserve’s long-stalled ‘liftoff’ of interest rates may finally get airborne this year as policymakers from Chair Janet Yellen on Friday to regional leaders across the United States signaled that the era of easy money is drawing to a close.

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Janet Yellen’s Outlook for Higher U.S. Interest Rates

Janet Yellen's Outlook for Higher U.S. Interest Rates - neal bhai reports

Gold Silver Reports — Janet Yellen’s Outlook for Higher U.S. Interest Rates — They should’ve had more faith. Hedge funds reduced their wagers on a bullion rally for the first time in three weeks, just before prices neared a two-month high and capped a third straight week of gains.

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