Sensitive Data Again Leaked Out of the Fed Early

Second premature release of sensitive information in past three months

by Greg Robb
Market Watch

At least one media organization prematurely released news on Thursday from the Federal Reserve, the second early data release from the central bank in the last three months.

Dow Jones Newswires released headlines on August industrial production at 9:08 a.m Eastern. The data was scheduled for release at 9:15 a.m.

It’s not clear if the early release moved markets. There was a small upward move in the S&P 500 futures contract around the time of the early release, and the contract did take another incremental step up after the official release time. The euro also moved slightly, two minutes after the Dow Jones Newswire report, but before the official release time.

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