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Fed's Kaplan: We should be able to hike rates in 'not too distant future'

Fed's Kaplan on CNBC

  • Bond market predominantly driven by global search for yield
  • We are making progress on employment, slow progress on inflation
  • Case for hiking rates 'strengthening'
  • Hesitant to raise Fed's 2% inflation target
  • Debate about Fed monetary policy and targets is 'healthy'
  • Liquidity is fundamental force driving bond market
  • Case for removing accommodation in strengthening

Kaplan has taken the same slightly-hawkish tone before but there's still good news for the US dollar here and it's a sign of what's to come at Jackson Hole.

The question is: How will the market take a similar comment from Yellen? My guess is the dollar bulls will get far more excited and that stocks are vulnerable.

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