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“Fed officials met for the last FOMC meeting that won’t be followed by a press conference. They didn’t say much that was new: a slightly less optimistic assessment of business investment but still strong consumer spending and job gains,” note TD Securities analysts.

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“Risks remain “roughly balanced,” keeping the Fed on track for another rate hike in December, in our view.”

“Rates: With only marginal changes at the November statement, markets will continue to look toward election implications and equity sentiment for direction in the near-term. We continue to expect yields to drift lower from current levels.”

“FX: Though the USD popped higher post-statement, it appears related to a WSJ article on OPEC. Going forward we expect FX to be in a holding pattern until a fresh catalyst emerges.”