EUR/USD: FOMC Statement - Fundamental Analysis - Dukascopy Bank

Thu, 30 Apr 2020 10:06:35 GMT
Source: Dukascopy Bank SA
 

The Euro appreciated against the US Dollar, following the FOMC Statement release on Wednesday at 18:00 GMT. The EUR/USD exchange currency rate gained 11 pips or 0.10% after the release. The Euro continued trading at the 1.0875 level against the Greenback after the release.

The Federal Reserve released the Federal Funs Rate data, which came out in line with the expectations of 0.25%.

According to the official release: "The ongoing public health crisis will weigh heavily on economic activity, employment, and inflation in the near term, and poses considerable risks to the economic outlook over the medium term. In light of these developments, the Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. The Committee expects to maintain this target range until it is confident that the economy has weathered recent events and is on track to achieve its maximum employment and price stability goals."


Historical Data: Federal Funds Rate
Date11.12.1929.01.2003.03.2015.03.2029.04.20
Actual1.75%1.75%1.25%0.25%0.25%
Forecast1.75%1.75%--0.25%
Initial Reaction on Main Pairs
PairOpenCloseChange
AUD/USD0.652660.653790.17%
EUR/USD1.086481.087170.06%
NZD/USD0.610760.611710.16%
USD/JPY106.731106.618-0.11%
Apr 30, 2020 Open Positions
PairLongsShorts
AUD/USD33.9%66.1%
EUR/USD26.1%73.9%
NZD/USD61.0%39.0%
USD/JPY40.4%59.6%

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