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Macro Briefing: 12 October 2017

Summary:
Spain issues ultimatum to Catalonia on independence vote: ReutersNorth American Free Trade Agreement’s days appear numbered: NY TimesFed minutes point to rate hike in December: CNBCUS job openings edged down in Aug, but still near record high: USA TodaySF Fed’s Williams: “banks need to plan for lower rates”: SF FedIs Stanford U’s John Taylor on short list to become next Fed chair? BloombergNew poll shows Americans favor higher taxes on wealthy: ReutersIs the rise of hedging (Skew Index) a warning sign for S&P 500? CityIndex

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Spain issues ultimatum to Catalonia on independence vote: Reuters
North American Free Trade Agreement’s days appear numbered: NY Times
Fed minutes point to rate hike in December: CNBC
US job openings edged down in Aug, but still near record high: USA Today
SF Fed’s Williams: “banks need to plan for lower rates”: SF Fed
Is Stanford U’s John Taylor on short list to become next Fed chair? Bloomberg
New poll shows Americans favor higher taxes on wealthy: Reuters
Is the rise of hedging (Skew Index) a warning sign for S&P 500? CityIndex

Macro Briefing: 12 October 2017

James Picerno
James Picerno is a financial journalist who has been writing about finance and investment theory for more than twenty years. He writes for trade magazines read by financial professionals and financial advisers. Over the years, he’s written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets, Mutual Funds, Modern Maturity, Investment Advisor, Reuters, and his popular finance blog, The CapitalSpectator.

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