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Fed Policy Decision Today. U.K. Jobs Data Steady
|Fed Policy Decision Today. U.K. Jobs Data Steady|
March 19, 2014 10:00 gmt
CALENDAR: US- Weekly Mortgages, Weekly Crude, Fed Decision & Press Conference
| EURUSD 1.3916
|| U.S. 2.66% 0bp
|| North America:Steady|
| EURJPY 141.46
|| Bund 1.58% +1bp
|| DAX: Higher|
| GBPUSD 1.6631
|| GILT 2.69% 0 bp
|| FTSE: Lower|
| USDJPY 101.63
|| JGB 0.61% -1bp
|| Far East Close:Mixed|
HIGH IMPACT NEWS ITEMS: US- Fed Decision & Press Conference
- Wednesday sees the latest Fed rates decision. No changes in the present course of policy are expected. With long-term U.S. rates low and the economy doing better. There could be a temptation to accelerate the pace of the Fed asset purchase taper, but caution suggests they will keep to their $10bln per month reduction pace.
- Another possibility from the Fed could be a change in forward guidance to qualitative from quantitative. There are clearly issues with the quantitative approach as labor participation rates change
- U.K. Claimant Count Unemployment about steady (after previous month revision). 7% Unemployment Carney target to consider raising rates.See the FOREX FORUM. for comments from experienced traders to events as they happen.
- Thursday highlights include the latest Swiss National Bank policy decision and U.K. Retail Sales. Then on Friday, Canadian Retail Sales and CPI data are due.
- Be sure to refer daily to the Global-View Economic Calendar For key items (actual data, selected charts, etc.) as they are released. See the FOREX FORUM. for comments from experienced traders to events as they happen.
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John M. Bland, an author and a founding partner of Global-View.com, has been a corporate FX consultant for a major N.Y. bank, a forex trader for a major N.Y. institution, and an FX analyst for a blue chip Fed watching service. John has an MBA in International Finance and an A.B. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
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