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FOMC optimistic about economic growth

2018-04-12 08:37 am | Resource: NEWS | No Views : 36



The minutes of the latest FOMC meeting showed that members were optimistic about economic growth and that inflation was moving towards the target, which might need a "sharper" path at a higher rate than currently expected.
 
All participants agreed that the outlook for the economy after the current quarter had been strengthened in recent months, as the minutes of the March 20-21 meeting showed, and the Fed expected inflation to rise towards its target of 2%.
 
A number of participants pointed out that the stronger outlook for economic activity, coupled with their growing confidence that inflation will return to 2 percent in the medium term, suggests that the appropriate course of interest rate (federal policy) over the next few years is likely. Will be a little sharper than expected before. "
 
Some members said that "monetary policy is likely to eventually move from a compromise position to being a neutral or restricted factor of economic activity."
 
At the March meeting, the Federal Reserve raised federal funds rates by a quarter percentage point to 1.5% to 1.75%.


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EUR/USD failed to break through the 1.2247 zones which we confirmed during yesterday's report and then fell to break the first support of 1.2184 areas on the hourly interval. The EUR/USD pair is trading in a bearish direction in the form supported by the pair breaking the ascending trend line during the trading which began with the beginning of March during the European session. The SMA 20 is currently neutral…

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