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Fed Speak

Informal term for the statements made by former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. Greenspan was known to make long, vague statements on future changes in Federal Reserve policy; it was speculated he did so on purpose to prevent overreactions to his statements in the stock market. Analysts spent a great deal of time and energy trying to decipher Fed Speak. Some even analyzed (only half-jokingly) what Greenspan would say in his reports to Congress by judging the size of his briefcase.
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Fedspeak runs quiet ahead of next week's FOMC meeting, though a Fed sponsored conference on community reinvestment crops up from March 18-21.
Five, even Dr Yellen conceded risk asset valuations were "elevated", Fedspeak for loony tune ballistic.
Barclays, for instance, says "recent Fedspeak and latest economic projections suggest that the hurdle to begin the hiking cycle is not very high, [and] we believe the front end is vulnerable to a sell-off".
Economic Calendar16 NOV EU Sep current accountEU Sep Trade BalanceUS Sep TIC data $bnUS Oct Industrial productionUS Fedspeak - Lockhart
The justification of the current secrecy and Fedspeak mumbo-jumbo is that the whole system is so unstable that it will collapse if the public gets a clear look at it in the light of day.
The Fed's most recent report warns, in ever-cloudy Fedspeak, of an "unwelcome substantial fall in inflation.
And, furthermore, as you probably do know, the second rule of Fedspeak is: never deviate from the party line.
Monsieur Trichet soothed all worries with proper European Fedspeak, stating: "We are alert and everybody must know that we will do whatever is needed to deliver price stability and be credible in that delivery.
Solve the puzzle of Alan Greenspan's Fedspeak and you are on your way to millions of dollars in trading profits in the financial markets.
In fact, several governors have taken the discussion of monetary policy to the public stage in recent weeks and the lively internal debate over the future of QE2 and monetary policy is spilling out through the various channels of Fedspeak.
Wholesale trade and Fedspeak from hawk Rosengren are due next.