Marc Chandler

About the Author Marc Chandler

Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets in one fashion or another for 25 years, working at economic consulting firms and global investment banks. A prolific writer and speaker he appears regularly on CNBC and has spoken for the Foreign Policy Association. In addition to being quoted in the financial press daily, Chandler has been published in the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and the Washington Post. In 2009 Chandler was named a Business Visionary by Forbes. Marc's commentary can be found at his blog ( and twitter

Economic Outlook: U.S. Jobs Data Disappoints, but Still Strong Enough to Keep Risks of a Dec Move on Rates

The US grew 156k jobs in August, missing the median estimate by about 16k.  The July series was revised up by 16k.

Fed Watching: Much Noise, Weak Signal

Our approach to Fed-watching is clear: Among the cacophony of voices, the Troika of Fed leadership, Yellen, Fischer and Dudley provide the clearest …

Economic Outlook: Natural Rates and Terminal Fed Funds

The market recognizes that the indication by the FOMC at the end of last year that four rates hikes in 2016 may be …

Economic Outlook: Dollar Edges Up Into The Weekend

The US dollar is trading firmly ahead of the weekend as part of this week’s losses are recouped. The gains are sufficient to put …

Yen Bulls and Sterling Bears are Enjoying August

Speculative position adjustments in the currency futures continued at a low pace in the Commitment of Traders report for the week ending August …

Federal Open Market Committee Says What It Had To

The Federal Reserve met market expectations fully.  It upgraded its assessment of the economy, recognized that the near-term risks had diminished, and remained …

Economic Overview: Fed To Stand Pat, But Statement May Be More Constructive

The Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting concludes tomorrow.  There is little doubt that it will stand pat.

Economic Overview: Fragile Calm Ahead of Quarter-End

No fundamental development can compare with the UK decision to leave the EU. It has set off a chain reaction whose outcome is still …

Brexit Spurred a Dramatic Risk-Off Move

The UK’s decision to leave the EU spurred a dramatic risk-off move through the capital markets.  The dollar, yen, and gold soared.

Markets Consolidate Ahead of Tomorrow’s Brexit Vote

There is a nervous calm in the capital markets today. The focus is squarely on tomorrow’s UK referendum.

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