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Forex: Dollar Breakout Inevitable as Market Readies for FOMC

Forex: Dollar Breakout Inevitable as Market Readies for FOMC

John Kicklighter, Chief Strategist

Talking Points:

USDollar has worked its way into a position where a breakout is inevitable - follow through or not

• With the FOMC decision on deck; key setups from EURUSD, GBPUSD and AUDUSD are more likely to trigger

• Volatility from the AUD, NZD and GBP this past session suggest trade potential outside the risk and Fed

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The markets are offering mixed messages between a rise in 'risk appetite' measures, headlines that point to growing uncertainty and a USDollar on the verge of a break. This is a good time for the FOMC rate decision. A heavy event risk like the US central bank policy meeting can tap into both risk and monetary policy themes to restore a common drive to the broader financial markets. With the S&P 500 feigning a rebound, USDollar in a make-or-break position and EURUSD building pressure below 1.4000; reengaging the markets under a common banner is a high probability. Meanwhile, as we await the winds of risk and policy, certain currencies have made provocative moves of their own including the GBP, AUD and NZD. We discuss the potential heading into the upcoming session and the catalysts that can turn it kinetic in today's Trading Video.

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