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Fed Interest Rate Decision

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Latest Release
Nov 08, 2018
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2.25%
Forecast
2.25%
Previous
2.25%
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 19, 2018 14:00      
Nov 08, 2018 14:00 2.25% 2.25% 2.25%
Sep 26, 2018 13:00 2.25% 2.25% 2.00%
Aug 01, 2018 13:00 2.00% 2.00% 2.00%
Jun 13, 2018 13:00 2.00% 2.00% 1.75%
May 02, 2018 13:00 1.75% 1.75% 1.75%

News

Federal Reserve Keeps Rates Steady; Lines up December Hike
Federal Reserve Keeps Rates Steady; Lines up December Hike By Investing.com - Nov 08, 2018

Investing.com - The Federal Reserve left interest rates on hold Thursday, but delivered an upbeat assessment of the economy and labor market, reaffirming expectations for a December rate hike. The...

MarketPulse: DR Horton Hammered as Homebuilders Wobble
MarketPulse: DR Horton Hammered as Homebuilders Wobble By Investing.com - Nov 08, 2018

Investing.com – D.R. Horton's quarterly report and bearish outlook underscored the wobbly backdrop for U.S. housing activity, triggering a wave of selling across homebuilders. DR Horton...

Gold Prices Erase Post-Election Gains With Fed on Deck
Gold Prices Erase Post-Election Gains With Fed on Deck By Investing.com - Nov 08, 2018

Investing.com - Gold prices erased gains seen a day earlier when news that the Democrats had taken control of the House of Representatives, effectively creating a political gridlock in Congress, had...

Analysis

Kathy Lien
Is The Dollar Bull Run Over? By Kathy Lien - Nov 16, 2018 12

By Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management. Investors are bailing out of U.S. dollars and their recent moves are important because some of the factors that drove the...

Matthew Weller
USD/JPY Bullish Trend Under Threat By Matthew Weller - Nov 16, 2018

Taking a break from our non-stop Brexit coverage, we want to highlight a key development that on the US monetary policy front that may mark a significant shift for markets heading into next year. In a...

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paresh pagi
paresh pagi Mar 21, 2018 6:39AM ET
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11:30pm USD up?
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Noman Ali
Noman Ali Oct 31, 2017 6:24AM ET
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last 2 days still time waste
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chita arbitrage
chita arbitrage Jul 22, 2017 10:37PM ET
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USD is expected to rebound ,measuring with a 0.382 previously falling length on the chart
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Amr Mamdoh
Amr Mamdoh Mar 15, 2017 2:22PM ET
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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
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Tarek Kenawee
Tarek Kenawee Mar 15, 2017 2:22PM ET
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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.
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chase shields
ItsaGrind Mar 15, 2017 2:22PM ET
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Think bigger Amr. The reason the dollar is dropping is insider works. trade deals Central Banks investments of our debt.  these are all things that go into play.  that is why it can be hard to trade it. government and central banks push dollar down to make our product more affordable for other countries to purchase driving the sales up. its all a game the "man" plays.
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Adil D.
Adil D. Nov 14, 2016 7:08AM ET
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Expect it to rise to > .65
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Sarmad ete
Sarmad ete Jun 15, 2016 2:11PM ET
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didnt change
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Girish Iyer
Girish Iyer Sep 17, 2015 8:50AM ET
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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...
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Ahmad Ahmad
Ahmad Ahmad Sep 17, 2015 6:28AM ET
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before somedays the forcast was 0.38%, why did you change the forcasted value?
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Vaclovas Miliukas
Vaclovas Miliukas Dec 17, 2014 2:50PM ET
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i dont get it. if rate didnt change so why EUR/USD took huge affect?
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Abhishek Dutta
Abhishek Dutta Dec 17, 2014 2:11PM ET
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cuckooo koooo
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