What does the data mean to the market?
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.
Historic deviations and their outcome
I will use forecasts of:
FOMC Interest Rate Decision - Max 0.75
Today's trade plan
Today is a very rare occasion when there are varying forcasts of a change. I am using the forcast of 0.75% actual, therefore I wil take a take if the hike to 1.00% or leave the rates unchanged at 0.50%
Hope this helps but please do your own analysis!!
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