Fed Meeting & Press Conference

Fed Meeting & Press Conference

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates during its last two December meetings – in 2015 and 2016. This December should be no exception to this trend. The US central bank has been preparing the market for this move for a while.  
The last time the Fed changed the federal funds rate was in June 2017. That time it raised the rate to 1.25%. The odds of another rate hike in December exceed 90%. 
The rate statement at 21:00 MT time will be followed by a press conference at 21:30 MT time. The US dollar will likely stay volatile during these events in all currency pairs, especially in USD/JPY and EUR/USD. 


British inflation edges up 2.4%

In June, inflation in Great Britain tacked on at a slower than anticipated tempo, thus contributing to the major bank’s dilemma as it considers whether to have interest rates lifted next month or not…


Asian shares tumble with Japan markets shut

On Monday, stocks in Asia declined with markets in Japan unavailable for a holiday and traders watching oilfield-related stocks after a bankruptcy filing by Singapore's Ezra Holdings…

Greenback surges as yields soar

On Friday, the evergreen buck added against the Japanese yen and euro, drifting away from recent minimums, though revenues were capped as traders focused on a showdown between Donald Trump and members of his own party as for a fresh healthcare bill…

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