zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 23, 2017
One day after the FOMC Minutes guided to a rate hike “fairly soon”, but not soon enough in the eyes of the market (March hike odds dropped after the release), the dollar has posted minimal gains, while global stocks held near record highs on Thursday; S&P futures were fractionally in the green to start the session; crude climbed back above $54 after API showed U.S. stockpiles fell. US and euro zone government bond yields fell or held steady as concerns of an imminent rate hike faded.
The rally that has taken the value of global equities to over $70 trillion and the MSCI All-Country World Index to a record, appears to again be losing momentum as investors grapple with political uncertainty and the Fed’s schedule for lifting borrowing costs. The minutes showed many Fed policymakers said it may be appropriate to raise rates “fairly soon” if jobs and inflation data met expectations. But they also highlighted deep uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s economic program and wrestled with uncertainty on issues ranging from the Trump administration’s fiscal stimulus plans to the headwinds a rising dollar may pose.
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