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Live Event: FOMC Decision Will Help Decide USD Trend if Not Volatility

By , Chief Currency Strategist
30 April 2014 22:42 GMT

Talking Points:

• The immediate reaction to the FOMC rate decision for USD and risk was staid

• This is an event that contadicts an early GDP release for yield forecast and amplifies possible 'risk off'

• A risk aversion lean is a high risk going forward and the dollar may outperform certain counterparts

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Watch the recording of John Kicklighter's coverage of the FX market's reaction to FOMC rate decision. On the heels of a surprisingly weak 1Q GDP report, the Fed was surprisingly optimistic about the future - so much so that they have maintained their bullish outlook for growth with the pace of Taper in check and traders' rate hike forecasts untouched. The immediate reaction to this was remarkably quiet, but don't expect this not to weigh in on the greenback and risk appetite trends going forward.

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30 April 2014 22:42 GMT