from the Kansas Fed
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The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets eight times each year to set monetary policy. During these meetings, a changing cast of participants engages in presentations and discussions, drawing on the perspectives of research staff and community and business leaders as they formulate their views on economic conditions and determine the stance of monetary policy.
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from the San Francisco Fed
-- this post authored by Mark Spiegel
China's demand for imports helps support the global economic recovery, so China's recent economic slowdown has caused international concern. China's slowdown is concentrated in the industrial sector, while its emerging service sector has shown much new strength. However, China's service sector is relatively closed and relies only modestly on imports. Accordingly, service sector growth is unlikely to offset the adverse implications of a slowing China for global trade.
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The Federal Reserve has been telegraphing to markets that they are going to raise the fed funds rate by 25 basis points next month at its December Fed Meeting. The financial markets think they are serious this time and have been pricing in this 25 basis point rate hike for the past 6 weeks.
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Below is a summary of the activity at Trefis during the past week that TrefisthoughtEconintersect readers would find interesting.
Trefis is a financial community structured around trends, forecasts and insights related to some of the most popular stocks in the US. It provides the unique feature of allowing the user to model future valuation based upon projected changes in components of each business. It also provides communication capabilities among members, including consensus of member analysis compared to Trefis staff analysis and blogging opportunities for members.
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Total Fed Balance Sheet:
Fed's Balance Sheet week ending balance sheet was $4,439 trillion..