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U.S. Fed Funds Target Rate

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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 target interest rate. Traders watch interest rate changes closely as relative short term interest rates are a primary factor in currency valuation.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.
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Currency: USD
Source: Federal Reserve
U.S. Fed Funds Target Rate
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Dec 13, 2017 20:00      
Nov 01, 2017 19:00      
Sep 20, 2017 19:00      
Jul 26, 2017 19:00   1.25% 1.25%
Jun 14, 2017 19:00 1.25% 1.25% 1.00%
May 03, 2017 19:00 1.00% 1.00% 1.00%

News

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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 ...

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Forex - Dollar climbs to 2-week highs vs. other majors By Investing.com - Jun 15, 2017

Investing.com - The dollar climbed to two-week highs against other major currencies on Thursday, as a string of upbeat U.S. data and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates ...

Analysis

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Another Week Of Summer FX Grind? By Kathy Lien - Jun 23, 2017 2

By Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management. By all counts, it was an extremely quiet week in the foreign-exchange market. There was very little change in the U.S. dollar, ...

Kathy Lien
USD Stalls, GBP Crushed, NZD Awaits By Kathy Lien - Jun 20, 2017

By Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management. Tuesday was a lively session in the foreign-exchange market despite the lack of market-moving data as the moves in FX were led ...

Kathy Lien
5 FX Events To Watch, Starting With Carney By Kathy Lien - Jun 19, 2017

By Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management. It has been a fairly slow start to a busy week in the foreign-exchange market. Monday's U.S. dollar traded higher against all ...

Fed Interest Rate Decision Discussion

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