News and Analysis of Events and Decisions Made at the US Federal Reserve (the US Fed)
USD to be hit by falling interest rate expectations while yield curve inverts signalling possible rate peak and potential U.S. growth slowdown. Inversion signals rising hedging costs disincentivising foreign investment.
The U.S. Dollar was seen sharply lower against its major competitors in the wake of a much-anticipated speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
The Dollar was unmoved Wednesday by disappointing third-quarter GDP figures, although the greenback remains on its front foot ahead of an eagerly-awaited speech from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.
The Dollar extended its rebound from an earlier election-induced slump Thursday after the Federal Reserve (Fed) signalled that it will continue with its plan to raise U.S. interest rates during the months ahead.
The U.S. Dollar is more likely to strengthen through month-end owing to an especially high number of bonds held by the US Federal Reserve maturing.
The Pound-to-Dollar rate could benefit from the Federal Reserve's (Fed) push to raise its interest rate above the "neutral" level in the year ahead, because analysts are saying such a move will be a bitter pill for the U.S. greenback to swallow.
The U.S. Dollar advanced against rivals Thursday after the Federal Reserve dropped some key language from its regular monetary policy statement before upgrading its forecasts for the economy as well as its estimate of how high its interest rate will sit on average over the long-term.
The US Dollar took a dive Friday after Jerome Powell used a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to hint at a possible slowdown in the pace of Federal Reserve rate hikes once into 2019.
For the Dollar, not much volatility is expected from today's Federal Reserve meeting (Fed) as the US central bank is not expected to raise interest rates so soon after it hiked in June and recieived wisdom says it would take another hike or similarly bold move to push the US Dollar higher.
The US Dollar fell broadly Thursday even after the Federal Reserve raised its interest rate for a second time in 2018 and signalled to markets that it will soon step up the pace at which it tightens US monetary policy, suggesting the two-month-long rally in the greenback may now be exhausted.
GBP/USD has fallen to the 1.36s after UK growth stalled in Q1, Brexit uncertainty revived and rising interest rates in the US continue attracting foreign capital.
The flattening of the yield curve has been bothering investors for some time now; those regular followers of Pound Sterling Live will remember this issue is something we were looking at quite a bit back in November 2017 when the phenomenon first hit the radar.
The Federal Reserve raises interest rates and strikes an hawkish tone yet the Dollar falls. We investigate why the Dollar has reacted this way.
The combined years of experience in central banking of the members of the US Federal Reserve tends to have an impact on the trajectory of the Dollar, according to a study from Danske Bank.
The US Dollar softened into the final day of the week on confirmation Jerome Powell will be next chair of the Federal Reserve.
Taylor’s Rule places the Fed considerably behind the curve on interest rates, which has led strategists to speculate the greenback could rise as much as five per cent if the Stanford economist gets the top job.
Uncertainty over who will fill key positions, and the Trump administration’s supposed preference for a weaker Dollar, will probably favour Pound-to-Dollar buyers during the months ahead.
US Federal Reserve maintains a steady and Dollar-Neutral approach to interest rate rises that is unlikely to be swayed by near-term fluctuations in the data pulse.
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