ZeroHedge – “Robust Evidence” Confirms Fed Leaks Data Ahead Of Rate Announcements – 13 May 2014

ZeroHedgeHaving questioned whether Tim Geithner leaked every Fed announcement to the banks during his tenure (but did not mention it in his memoirs) and shown that traders acted on information at faster than the speed of light (and thus were indeed aware of leaked decisions ahead of time), it should be no surprise that a new research paper has found “robust evidence” that some traders have been getting early news of U.S. Federal Reserve rate announcements and then trading on it during the Fed’s media lockup. The trading anomalies that Bernile and his colleagues spotted begin about 15 minutes before the news embargo is lifted and continue at a fairly even pace and are “statistically significant and in the direction of the subsequent policy surprise.”

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