US FOMC Interest Rates


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Report name: US FOMC Interest Rate Decision - Max
Release Time: 14:00 New York time (EST)
Primary currency pair: USD/JPY
Forecast: 2.00
Prior: 2.25
LT1 (Lower Trigger 1): -0.25 [SELL] (means a 50 bp cut)
UT1 (Upper Trigger 1): +0.25 [BUY] (means no change)
Safety: 1

There are 98 estimates, 94 economists expect a cut from 2.25% to 2.00%, while four economists expect no change this month. The median estimate is 2.00 and the average estimate is 2.01%. One standard deviation is 0.05%.

If they cut to 1.75% or lower ( -0.25 deviation in this case as a 2.00% rate is widely expected), it would be a great sell signal on USD/JPY. It's not likely to happen but if it does happen, it might be a very good price movement.

If there is a cut to 2.00% (0.00 deviation as it is expected to happen), it's a no-trade. Overall, the market mostly expects this scenario to happen. I would personally stay away. In fact, last time the price went up on a 25 bp cut.

If there is no change in interest rates so it would stay at 2.25% level ( +0.25 deviation in this case), then USD/JPY may go up quite a bit. As always, be careful but there is a good chance for a decent trade here.

As always with the interest rates, be careful as sometimes price actions may be very fast-moving with big reversals.

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