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Prepare for FX, Equity Volatility as the Fed Weighs in on the Taper

Prepare for FX, Equity Volatility as the Fed Weighs in on the Taper

John Kicklighter, Chief Strategist

The underlying bull trend behind the US Dollar and S&P 500 are at extreme risk this coming week as the Federal Reserve prepares to deliver its decision on stimulus. Speculation over the taper has already stirred significant volatility in dollar-based pairs, Treasuries and interest rate products; but the standard bearers of moral hazard - equities - have yet to give in to fear and conjecture. As the perfect mix of optimism through genuine fundamentals and unnatural stimulus, the benchmark US equity indexes are ideal barometers of investors come Wednesday. In this video, we discuss the likely outcomes for this critical event and the best trade options for the different scenarios.

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