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Danske Bank analysts note that in Powell’s much awaited Jackson Hole address he did not pre-commit to more easing as expected, which in other words means an unchanged Fed narrative.

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“He repeated the easing bias through “will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion”. We believe that in particular Powell addressed two very important items; 1) the worsening trade war (Powell referred to the period since the July FOMC meeting as ‘eventful’) 2) the global economy has shown more weakness since the July FOMC meeting.”