Forex Weekly Outlook May 22 ~ 26, 2017

We’ve got just 3 tradable releases scheduled this week, but these 3 releases have the potential of changing the entire market landscape, so my recommendation is to schedule your tradings around it, or at least be aware of them and either move with the trend or stay out of the way! May 24, 2017 10:00am […]

Waiting too long to raise interest rates would be ‘unwise’: Fed Chair Yellen

Waiting too long to raise interest rates would be “unwise” as economic growth continues and inflation rises, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Tuesday. Repeating caution that she and other central bank officials have issued in recent months, Yellen said that even though the Fed expects to hike gradually and to keep policy accommodative, getting rates back to normal levels is important…

US Core Retail Sales | December 14, 2016 | Forex News Trading

US Core Retail Sales is a high impact tradable release that may have some impact on the upcoming FOMC decision, especially if we were to get a significant weak release, as today’s FOMC decision is pretty much set on a rate hike… Here´s the forecast: 8:30am (NY Time) US Core Retail Sales Forecast 0.4% Previous […]

Fed held interest rates steady again; markets anticipate rate hike in December

With financial markets anticipating a rate hike before the end of the year, the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady again while continuing to acknowledge that the case for a move is getting stronger. Federal Open Market Committee officials, however, made no direct nod to a coming rate increase at the December meeting, a move that the market is strongly anticipating. In fact, the dovish FOMC majority gained a vote…

Fed hawks fear recession in rate hike delay, Fed minutes show

Federal Reserve officials who favor hiking interest rates worry that waiting too long could send the country into recession. At an unusually divisive Federal Open Market Committee meeting in September, hawkish members said history holds a worrisome lesson for a central bank that has kept a historically accommodative monetary policy in place for the past eight years…

Fed’s Yellen sees two interest rate hikes this year likely

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen struck a generally positive tone on the U.S. economy on Monday — despite last week’s disappointing jobs report. Speaking at an event in Philadelphia, Yellen continued to say the Fed needs to raise rates, but she stepped back from putting a time period on that plan.
The Fed funds rate probably needs to rise gradually over time…

Interest rates too low for too long could cause financial instability: Fed’s Bullard

U.S. interest rates being kept too low for too long could cause financial instability in future and stronger market expectations for a rate rise are “probably good”, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday. A relatively tight labor market in the United States may also exert upward pressure on inflation, raising the […]

US FOMC Interest Rate | April 27, 2016 | Currency Trading

US FOMC Interest Rate decision today is the main focus of the week, but with most Fed officials and the market in general expecting no action today, any deviation from that expectation will cause a huge market correction that could last days or even weeks… 2:00pm US FOMC Interest Rate Forecast 0.50% Previous 0.50% DEVIATION: […]

Financial market’s expectations on U.S. rate hike more pessimistic: Fed’s Evans

Financial markets are more pessimistic than the U.S. central bank in their pricing of U.S. interest rate hikes, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said on Tuesday. “Market expectations are pricing in a 20 percent likelihood of things deteriorating from here,” said Evans during an investor conference in the Asian financial hub, citing recent surveys. “I don’t have that outlook. In general, financial market expectations are more pessimistic than ours.”…

Four of 17 FOMC members publicly disagree with Yellen’s dovish guidance in last week’s policy statement

Fed Chair Janet Yellen has something of a mini revolt on her hands. Four of the 17 members of the Federal Open Market Committee have now publicly indicated their disagreement with the dovish guidance in last week’s policy statement and in comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen at her press conference. The latest dissenter is Patrick Harker…

US FOMC Interest Rate | January 27, 2016 | Currency Trading

US FOMC Interest Rate decision today is the main focus of the week. With Feds now in a dilemma with sharp drop in crude prices immediately after a rate hike in December, today’s statement should provide some idea as to what the Fed is likely to do next… 2:00pm US FOMC Interest Rate Forecast 0.50% […]

Economists say Fed will hike interest rates again in March

The U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again in the next three months, according to two-thirds of economists polled by Reuters, although many say rates won’t rise as quickly next year as policymakers have suggested.

The Fed hiked rates for the first time in nearly a decade on Dec 16, confident the U.S. economy can stand higher borrowing costs after years of stimulus and near-zero rates, although Janet Yellen, who chairs the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee, made clear future increases would be gradual.

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