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Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)

The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meet on a regular basis to discuss monetary policy for the United States. FOMC meeting minutes are published to the world at scheduled economic calendar announcements.

Interest rates may increase, decrease or flatline depending on current foreign and domestic economics. A change in the bank interest rates can have a significant effect on USD currency pairs.

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Not So Sterling Just Yet

A nice rally in the Pound over the past several days has many thinking about a major bottom. While I think we could be close, I still wouldn't rule out the possibility for one more big decline. 

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Live to Fight Another Day

Nothing has really played out as I thought it might in the Fed aftermath and this has opened a path back to a more comfortable, less dangerous spot....trading light and mostly on the sidelines. 

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What to Expect on Fed Day

It's Fed day and while we are sure to get a change in the form of a 25 basis point hike, that's not going to be the change that moves the market. 

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Why the US Dollar Sold Off

A strong jobs report and the US Dollar sells off? What are these shenanigans?!!

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Today's the Day

The market has been waiting for the US jobs report for some time and we could see fireworks later on. 

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Is The Fed Regaining Credibility?

For so long now, the Fed has come out with guidance the market doesn't like and then has been forced to backtrack so as to not upset the market. But is this all changing now?

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When Fed Guidance Regains Credibility

The Fed has consistently let down its own guidance since the onset of the 2008 crisis and we wonder if the central bank is finally starting to regain credibility. 

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When the Levels Break

The US Dollar is starting to emerge as the victor following an intense round of back and forth trade. 

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Fed Minutes Reflections

The market is in the process of digesting the latest Fed Minutes. Here's a quick overview....

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Waiting for the Next One

It's been about a week since I last traded and FX position and I'd love to get back in. 

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