The Fed delayed its shift towards tightening, but that didn't generate much enthusiasm in the US or abroad. Will its counterparts act to compensate the drained enthusiasm?
The big day has come and gone. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted 9-1 to keep the range for the benchmark interest rate between 0.00 and 0.25 percent.
Now that the Federal Reserve is keeping its ZIRP policy in place amid a backdrop of falling energy prices and ongoing disinflation, traders may now turn to other central banks – mainly the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank – to make their countermove.
GBP/USD may continue to retrace the decline from the previous month as the Bank of England (BoE) still anticipates faster inflation later this year, while the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) turns increasingly cautious towards the risks posed by a further appreciation in the reserve currency.
The Australian Dollar may turn lower anew following a two-week recovery as global slowdown fears weigh on risk appetite and hurt the sentiment-linked currency.
Canada’s August consumer price index came in right as expected across the board for the year-over-year reading with no revisions providing signs of stability in the energy reliant economy.
After embarking on one of the most emboldened down-trends of the year, the Kiwi-Dollar spent the better part of two weeks attempting to break-through support at the ‘panic lows’ of August 24th.
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