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Weekly Trading Forecast: Will the Fed Rate Decision Curb or Accelerate the Market's Tumble?

Weekly Trading Forecast: Will the Fed Rate Decision Curb or Accelerate the Market's Tumble?

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Volatility soared this past week with both the Dollar and S&P 500 suffering. With a round of high level event risk - the Fed decision included - this week is unlikely to be the typically quiet year-end liquidity drain.

US Dollar Forecast– Dollar’s Six-Month Bull Trend Rides on FOMC

The Dow Jones FXCM Dollar Index (ticker = USDollar) dropped this past week for the first time since the mid-October, market-wide slump.

Euro Forecast - Positioning Unwind May be Driving Factor, Not QE, for Euro

Euro bulls shouldn’t get too comfortable, as short covering is only producing a mild upswing in price – for now.

British Pound Forecast – British Pound May Finally Mount a Sustained Recovery versus USD

The British Pound finished the week modestly higher but continued to trade in a tight range versus the US Dollar.

Japanese Yen Forecast – USD/JPY Outlookto Remain Bullish on Fed, BoJ Policy Divergence

The near-term outlook for USD/JPY remains mired by Japan’s December 14 snap election, but the ongoing deviation in the policy outlook should continue to produce a further advance in the exchange rate as a growing number of Fed officials show a greater willingness to normalize monetary policy in 2015.

Australian Dollar Forecast – Australian Dollar May Drop Out of Range on FOMC, RBA Minutes

The Australian Dollar may break out downward as the FOMC policy announcement and minutes from December’s RBA meeting fuel policy divergence bets.

Gold Forecast – Gold Rally Vulnerable to Hawkish FOMC - $1237 Key Resistance

Gold prices are markedly higher this week with the precious metal rallying 2.5% to trade at $1222 ahead of the New York close on Friday.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Will the Fed Rate Decision Curb or Accelerate the Market's Tumble?

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