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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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The calendar included Fedspeak, the Beige Book and the trade report.
Fedspeak from Jackson Hole: KC's George said she doesn't believe the economy needs more accommodation, in various interviews from Jackson Hole.
Fedspeak is in something of a blackout period now ahead of next week's Jackson Hole Symposium, where the topic is "Challenges to Monetary Policy."
Chances for the latter have been eroded by the hotter CPI and PPI, as well as some Fedspeak where the dovish voter Bullard said he doesn't believe a more aggressive cut is warranted.
Fedspeak is out of its blackout period and Chair Powell headlines a list of key players who will be at the podium on Tuesday.
There's also support from month-end, as well as Fedspeak, which are underpinning both ends of the curve.
There was nothing new from Fedspeak, and the only data was the third tier Chicago Fed National Activity index.
There was also some dovish, but not unexpectedly so, Fedspeak from Brainard and Kashkari.
Fedspeak from Williams and Bostic reiterated the economy is in a good place.
Fedspeak is very heavy today, though the message should be mostly the same as relayed by Fed Chair Powell.
There is Fedspeak from the dovish voter Evans who will discuss monetary policy and the economy.
Fedspeak remains on tap, along with the 30-year bond auction.