Who's Trading Ahead of Fed?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by shortswing, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Not me.

    This one's going to be all about the reaction to the language.

    Strangles anyone?
  2. Just buy everything, cant lose.
  3. I am. Short on ORCL and Long on QQQQ.

    Rate stays at 5.25%, no change......
  4. Fed done, green light given. 1550 by end of 07
  5. I had my ES SHORT side "bracket" hit for a news trade and made three points..........took longer than usual but that is how they go some days.
  6. Enveloped from 1338 start. Bought at 1336, sold at 1377.75 (sold extra), covered back at 1335. Pretty standard Fed meeting play.

  7. Who says the Fed is going to cut? The Fed statement says they are more likely to raise than to cut. Is the market setting itself for disappointment again?
  8. What did they say......LOL......I have not even heard the announcement yet. When I bracket the news I usually have the TV on, but today I had the volume down for some reason as I was listening to someone talk in a chatroom.
  9. NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve left
    interest rates steady at 5.25 percent on Wednesday.

    The accompanying policy statement acknowledged inflation
    risks but reiterated the expectation that price growth should
    moderate as economic growth eases.

    The following is a summary of recent comments by Federal

    Reserve policy-makers, including the Sept. 20 meeting policy

    * Denotes voting member of the FOMC in 2006.


    "The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep
    its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent. The
    moderation in economic growth appears to be continuing,
    partly reflecting a cooling of the housing market.

    Readings on core inflation have been elevated, and the
    high levels of resource utilization and of the prices of energy
    and other commodities have the potential to sustain inflation
    pressures. However, inflation pressures seem likely to moderate
    over time, reflecting reduced impetus from energy prices,
    contained inflation expectations, and the cumulative effects of
    monetary policy actions and other factors restraining aggregate

    Nonetheless, the Committee judges that some inflation risks
    remain. The extent and timing of any additional firming that
    may be needed to address these risks will depend on the
    evolution of the outlook for both inflation and economic
    growth, as implied by incoming information.
    #10     Sep 20, 2006