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Rates are Up but the Road is Long

December 18, 2015
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- The Federal Reserve did it: They hiked rates for the first time in nearly a decade. And markets are still here, nothing has collapsed. - Global markets have largely rallied after this rate hike, and while counter-intuitive, this is likely due to the perception that the Fed felt the global economy is strong...

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USDOLLAR Post-Fed Rally Eyes First Hurdle- Bullish Above 12146

December 18, 2015
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Talking Points USDOLLAR rebound underway- Rally eyeing near-term resistance Updated targets invalidation levels Event Risk on Tap This Week USDOLLAR Daily Technical Outlook: The Dow Jones FXCM U.S. Dollar Index (Ticker USDOLLAR) broke through downtrend resistance at the upper median-line parrallel extending off the monthly high with the rally now eyeing resistance at the...

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US Dollar Outlook Favors Gains on Fed Rate Decision Outcome

September 22, 2015
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Talking Points: US Dollar to Rise on Hawkish Rhetoric Even if FOMC Forgoes a Rate Hike Outright Tightening to Weigh on “Commodity Dollars”, Boost Japanese Yen See Economic Releases Directly on Your Charts with the DailyFX News App The markets are firmly focused on the outcome of the Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting in...

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Trade Setups and Preview for Today’s FOMC Meeting

September 22, 2015
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Talking Points: - High yielding and emerging market currencies in focus today. - Base case is for no rate hike, lower rate guidance. - See the September forex seasonality report. Market participants have more or less priced out the possibility of a September rate hike, with the Fed funds futures contract implied probability showing...

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EUR/USD Bulls Vulnerable on Bets for 2015 Fed Rate Hike

September 22, 2015
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- Seeing Wide Range of Expectations for Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Rate Decision. - If the Fed Retains Current Policy, Will the Statement Reflect a Greater Dissent? Trading the News: Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Interest Rate Decision According to a Bloomberg News survey, 59 of the 113 economists polled see the Federal...

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Fed Rate Hold Doesn’t Embolden Risk Taking but Does Slow the Dollar

September 22, 2015
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Talking Points After its two day meeting, the FOMC committee kept the benchmark rate range of 0.00 – 0.25% There are only two policy meetings remaining in 2015, prompting a downgrade in rate forecasts Despite the easier-for-longer policy outcome, equities proved dubious of the implications Sign up for a free trial of DailyFX-Plus to...

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