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Wednesday: Housing Starts, FOMC Minutes

Two notes from Tim Duy at Fed Watch. First a few excerpts from: Retail Sales, Dudley, Wages[Duy write] 5.) But - and I think this is important - financial conditions continue to easy despite rate hikes: [Dudley said] Now the reason why I think you’d want to continue to gradually remove monetary policy accommodation, even with inflation somewhat below target, is that 1) monetary policy is still accommodative, so the level of short-term rates is pretty low, and 2) and this is probably even more important, financial conditions have been easing rather than tightening.
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