FOMC Press Conference
The FOMC Press Conference is a crucial event on the economic calendar. It is the public release of decisions made by the policymaking portion of the U.S. Federal Reserve (FED), the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Upon the conclusion of an official FOMC meeting, the monetary policy decisions facing the USD are made public via press conference.Each FOMC Press Conference is delivered by the acting FED chair and presented to media outlets in a public forum. Statements issued by FED chair are written in advance, with printed transcripts available.Markets are highly sensitive to the FOMC press conference. Policy matters, economic forecasts, as well as the actual verbiage used are interpreted by traders and investors in a myriad of ways. Tone, content, and the type of language used by the FED chair is capable of sending USD valuations in any direction.