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July FOMC Meeting – Will it be a non-event?

July FOMC Meeting – Will it be a non-event?

Trading Articles
Summary: FOMC meeting is due on Wednesday, July 26th There will be no press conference after the FOMC statement Fed officials are likely to communicate further on the plans to unwind the balance sheet Markets expecting a less than 10% chance of a rate hike this week Overall odds of a rate hike for the rest of the year stands just around 50% Fed unlikely to change much of its communication The FOMC meeting this Wednesday, July 26th is likely to pass off as a non-event as investors were seen not expecting much from the central bank this week. The fact that there is also no press conference following the FOMC statement potentially lowers the odds of any surprises from this week's meeting. The fact that the Fed funds futures rate hike probability has odds of less than 1...
Trading Tips for FOMC event

Trading Tips for FOMC event

Trading Articles
The US FOMC's (Federal Open Markets Committee) monthly statement is due out later today during the US Sessions. Given the circumstances, it is touted to be one of the key policy making events this year with repercussions reaching far and wide. Here are some trading tips to bear in mind for the trader, those who are gearing up to trade based off this news releases. Protecting your equity Equity protection cannot be stressed enough and trading during such volatile events can make or break your fund. It brings to question the topic of placing your stops correctly. Due to the nature of the event, prices can spike in either ways, thus what would seem like a logical stop level can easily be taken out only to have your trade move back to the original direction. The possibility of the trade brea...
FOMC Meeting Minutes Explained – How to Trade

FOMC Meeting Minutes Explained – How to Trade

Financial Markets Explained
FOMC meeting minutes is a report released by the US Federal Reserve, a few weeks after the actual FOMC meeting concludes. The meeting minutes give a quick summary of discussions and individual opinions among the FOMC voting members. FOMC Minutes meeting is an often sought after economic release made by FOMC. An acronym for the Federal Open Market Committee which is a part of the Federal Reserve System, the Central bank for the US. The FOMC meets eight times in a year, whose primary goal is to ensure price stability, create ideal economic scenarios to push for maximum employment while keeping an eye on the Long Term Interest Rates. The purpose of the FOMC meeting also considers the future course of action on the overnight interest rates which largely impacts the average consumer directly