This is an edited transcript of an interview between Bill Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Sam Fleming of the Financial Times, on Wednesday January 17. Q: The change of tone in your speech [on January 11] was unmistakable I think. You seemed to be saying this is an economy where the output gap is nearly closed, and do you really want to be throwing fiscal stimulus into the mix right now.
Having entered 2015 in a bullish mood, the US Federal Reserve’s top policy makers are now acknowledging a run of weaker data that makes a June interest rate rise much less likely than it appeared just a month ago. The surging dollar, the drag of falling oil investment and signs that America’s soaring jobs market is drifting back to Earth have all chipped away at the case for early rate increases.
After weeks of mixed messages, the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday gave its clearest signal yet that there is a serious possibility of an upward move in short-term interest rates in December. The statement had an instant impact on financial markets, which have been struggling to decipher the Fed’s intentions amid conflicting messages from a range of Fed speakers. Calculations from Cornerstone Macro now put the market-implied odds of a move on December 16 at slightly better than 50 per cent.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".