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How to Trade on FOMC Press Conference?

How to Trade on FOMC Press Conference?

Information is not investment advice

What will happen?

FOMC press conference is among the primary methods the Fed uses to communicate with investors regarding monetary policy. It covers in detail the factors that affected the most recent interest rate and other policy decisions, along with commentary about economic conditions such as the future growth outlook and inflation. Most importantly, it provides clues regarding future monetary policy.

Today, on September 22, traders await FOMC’s tapering decision as it will make a huge impact on the markets. In this article let’s discuss two possible variants of the FOMC statement and imagine how they will affect the market.

Possible variants

  • Dovish statement. Powell says that the US economy still needs stimulus and doesn’t call any dates when the tapering might begin. In this case, the US dollar will get weaker.
  • Hawkish statement. Powell calls the possible date of stimulus tapering (the further the date, the shorter will be the effect on the markets) and says that the government needs to take control over inflation. In this case, the US dollar strengthens.

Asset’s technical overview

US dollar index daily chart

UsDollarDaily.png

In the 1st scenario, the US dollar index will drop down to 92.3 support level, in case, of breakout the next target will be 91.5. USD/*** will fall. ***/USD will rise. 

In the 2nd scenario, the US dollar index will surge to 93.7 and 94.4 resistance levels. USD/*** will rise. ***/USD will fall.

Gold (XAU/USD) daily chart

XAUUSDDaily.png

In the 1st scenario, XAU/USD will surge with the main target at $1839.

In the 2nd scenario, XAU/USD might drop down and touch the $1680 support level.

 

S&P500 (US500) daily chart

US500Daily.png

1st scenario will send S&P500 to 4450 and 4480 resistance levels.

2nd scenario will open a road to 4250 and 4150 support levels.

Bitcoin daily chart

BTCUSDDaily.png

1st scenario will make bulls push Bitcoin up to $47 000.

2nd scenario will send the main cryptocurrency down to $37 600 and probably even $30 000 levels.

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