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Latest Release
Jun 14, 2017
Actual
1.25%
Forecast
1.25%
Previous
1.00%
Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members vote on where to set the rate. Traders watch interest rate changes closely as short term interest rates are the primary factor in currency valuation.

A higher than expected rate is positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected rate is negative/bearish for the USD.
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Fed Interest Rate Decision
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Dec 13, 2017 15:00      
Nov 01, 2017 14:00      
Sep 20, 2017 14:00      
Jul 26, 2017 14:00   1.25% 1.25%
Jun 14, 2017 14:00 1.25% 1.25% 1.00%
May 03, 2017 14:00 1.00% 1.00% 1.00%

News

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Top 5 things that moved markets this past week By Investing.com - Jun 16, 2017

Investing.com – Take a peek at the top 5 things that rocked U.S. markets this week. Fed hiked rates and signaled additional rate hike The Federal Reserve increased its key interest rate by ...

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Forex - USD/CAD slips lower after downbeat U.S. data By Investing.com - Jun 16, 2017

Investing.com - The U.S. dollar slipped lower against its Canadian counterpart on Friday, after the release of downbeat U.S. housing sector data dented recent optimism over the strength of the ...

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Gold prices edge higher but hover near 3-week trough By Investing.com - Jun 16, 2017

Investing.com - Gold prices edged higher on Friday, but were still hovering near a three-week trough as the greenback remained broadly supported after recent upbeat U.S. data and the Federal ...

Analysis

Kathy Lien
Euro Hits 9-Month Highs, Best Day In A Year By Kathy Lien - Jun 27, 2017 4

By Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management. In quiet summer months, less liquidity can often mean greater volatility for the foreign-exchange market. We saw a classic ...

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Amr Mamdoh
Amr Mamdoh Mar 15, 2017 6:22PM GMT
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i do not understand ....why $ is soo weak ...i know that raising interest rate is positive ...but on chart the effect is negative ....i do not get it
Tarek Kenawee
Tarek Kenawee Mar 26, 2017 1:40PM GMT
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The reason why dollar recently hasn't been going very strong with the raising interest rates (still depending on what chart you are looking at), is because the interest rate decision has already been priced in.. . That means people already expected the interest rates to raise and they acted accordingly even before the decision was made. So when Yellen made the decision, people had nothing to act upon anymore.
Adil D.
Adil D. Nov 14, 2016 12:08PM GMT
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Expect it to rise to > .65
Sarmad ete
Sarmad ete Jun 15, 2016 6:11PM GMT
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didnt change
Girish Iyer
Girish Iyer Sep 17, 2015 12:50PM GMT
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As mentioned by Ahmad, I guess the truth has already been revealed. The interest rate is gonna be @0.38%, Short EUR/USD on the news...
Ahmad Ahmad
Ahmad Ahmad Sep 17, 2015 10:28AM GMT
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before somedays the forcast was 0.38%, why did you change the forcasted value?
Vaclovas Miliukas
Vaclovas Miliukas Dec 17, 2014 7:50PM GMT
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i dont get it. if rate didnt change so why EUR/USD took huge affect?
Abhishek Dutta
Abhishek Dutta Dec 17, 2014 7:11PM GMT
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cuckooo koooo
Gustavo Damasio
Gustavo Damasio Dec 17, 2014 6:03PM GMT
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What do you think? It´s gonna change or no?
Chinna Ande
Chinna Ande Apr 29, 2015 12:35PM GMT
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No they wont change
ronald roelofs
ronald roelofs Oct 29, 2014 6:07PM GMT
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down with euro with this rate decision eur usd sell.
Oct 29, 2014 4:21PM GMT
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no change same % will stand but USD will do bit roarrrrrrrrrr be careful usd strong 50-50
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