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Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)

FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) is the branch of the United States Federal Reserve that determines the course of monetary policy. FOMC announcements inform everyone about the US Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates and are one of the most anticipated events on the economic calendar. The FOMC may decide to increase, decrease or keep interest rates steady, having a tremendous effect on currency values. The FOMC’s Board of Governors is composed of seven members and five reserve bank presidents.

FOMC News & Analysis

Ranges Persist in USD-Pairs Post-FOMC Meeting
The FOMC threw the US Dollar a bone yesterday by leaving its name absent from its policy statement.
Dollar Surges as FOMC Ends Quantitative Easing
The US Federal Reserve ended its Quantitative Easing program and struck a fairly positive tone on future policy. Here's how we covered the Dollar reaction in realtime.
AUDUSD FOMC Reversal Values
The AUDUSD is approaching resistance prior to today's FOMC event. Learn all of the pairs reversal values with the Chart of the Day!
Trade Setups in EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD Ahead of FOMC Meeting
Make or break time for the US Dollar - many of the major pairs sit at technical crossroads.
Gold Down Move Stalls, SPX 500 Hits Monthly High Before FOMC
Gold prices lost downward momentum after clearing chart support and the SPX 500 rose to a monthly high ahead of the much-anticipated FOMC policy announcement.
US Dollar May Rise as Status-Quo FOMC Clashes with Dovish Market Bets
The US Dollar may rebound as a status-quo FOMC policy statement clashes with a recent dovish shift in financial markets’ Fed interest rate hike expectations.
Video: EURUSD, GBPUSD and USDJPY Trade Potential on FOMC
If the FOMC decision significantly alters the Dollar's position in the monetary policy ranks, what pair is best positioned for the change?
Gold At Risk On Hawkish FOMC Tilt, Crude Rebounds Ahead Of Inventories
Gold and silver are bracing for volatility on the upcoming FOMC decision that holds the potential to reinvigorate the USD bulls and drag the precious metals lower.
Video: What to Expect and How to Trade the FOMC Decision
There is perhaps greater weight to this event through its influence over broader risk trends and global financial markets.
Target on US Dollar’s Back this Week with FOMC, GDP Due
The US Dollar may be in trouble this week.