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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

Gold Braces For FOMC Meeting, Crude Rebounds Ahead Of Inventories Data
Gold is primed for a volatile session as pressure mounts on the FOMC to deliver firmer guidance on rates, which in turn may make-or-break the greenback.
Video: EURUSD and NZDUSD Better FOMC Trades than GBPUSD
Have volatility levels been rising in anticipation of the upcoming FOMC decision or is it a more systemic shift in circumstances?
Dollar Checks Back in Anticipation of FOMC Decision
Given the fundamental platform the market has been built upon over the past few years – low participation, excessive leverage and a dependency on low volatility conditions &...
Dollar and Yen to Rise as Aussie Falls if FOMC Stokes Rate Hike Bets
The US Dollar and the Japanese Yen may rise while the Aussie falls if a perceived “hawkish” shift in FOMC rhetoric fuels rate hike bets and drives risk aversion.
Forex Strategy Video: FOMC Strategy for the Dollar and Financial Markets
The Federal Reserve is set to rock the FX majors and broader financial markets Wednesday.
GBP/USD Extends Losses Below 1.6200 As UK CPI Slows To A 5-Year Low
UK inflation figures slowed to five-year low on food prices. GBP/USD extends losses as UK August CPI Y/Y slows in line with expectations.
Gold And Silver Recover Ground As US Dollar Loses Steam Ahead Of FOMC
Gold may see some selling pressure ease as the US Dollar bulls catch their breath ahead of the upcoming US Federal Reserve September Meeting.
EURUSD Short Bias at Risk Ahead of FOMC- 1.29 Bullish Invalidation
EURUSD is at support ahead of major event risk with the weekly opening now in focus. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels.
Gold Plummets to Eight-Month Lows on Persistent USD - All Eyes on FOMC
While the broader outlook for gold remains weighted to the downside, near-term the metal is coming into support as investors shift their focus to next week’s key event risk ...
Trading Video: Dollar Bulls Keep Control But Losing Momentum
The USDollar is working on its fifth consecutive daily advance - which is shaping the currency's ninth straight weekly climb.