FOMC Board Member Meeting
FOMC Meeting Minutes
Minutes from the FED After the Dovish Rate Meeting
Starts Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 19:00
Updated Monday, February 18, 2019
The Federal Reserve increased interest rates again in December which was the fourth rate hike that year. The market was widely expecting that, but traders were also expecting the FED to turn slightly dovish and signal a slowdown in rate hikes this year. They sounded both, to be honest - they sounded a bit dovish but not as dovish as the market was expecting. Although, they sounded a tad more dovish in their last meeting this year. So, it will be interesting for traders to see what their 'behind the curtains' discussion was. Please follow us for live coverage of this event by live market analysts.
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About FOMC Meeting Minutes
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is the policy-making body of the U.S. Federal Reserve System (FED). It is scheduled to meet five to eight times annually, with the intent of addressing the current state of the U.S. economy. Decisions are made regarding the management of the USD, including interest rate adjustments and the purchase/sale of U.S. government debt.The FOMC Meeting Minutes are a written record of the presentations and discussions of the previous FOMC meeting. They are released to the public three weeks after each scheduled meeting. Included are summaries of policy decisions, economic forecasts, and dissenting opinions of the FOMC members.FOMC minutes give active traders and investors valuable insights into the inner workings of the FED. The minutes often allude to coming policy decisions as well as the overall tone of the committee. Markets are capable of reacting unpredictably to surprise disclosures in the release, specifically USD valuations.