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The Fed

The Federal Reserve (Fed), or the central bank of the United States, is responsible for regulating the U.S. monetary policy and interest rates. As a provider of liquidity for world trade, the Fed is also known as the world's central bank. Its every move affects the global economy and financial markets.
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The US dollar (USD) has strengthened again due to hawkish speeches from Federal Reserve (Fed) officials. This has suppressed gold prices significantly, with the strong strength of the bears in the short term. Therefore, a further fall below 1750 cannot be ruled out.

Setting the Post-Summer Tone

While today may prove a quiet session, the summer holiday is drawing to a close. Recent data and central bank comments have set the tone for the coming weeks – there is still much to do to rein in inflation.

Dollar Hits 1-month High as Fed Officials Talk Up Rate Hikes

The U.S. dollar climbed to a fresh one-month high against a basket of major peers on Friday as Federal Reserve policymakers continued to talk up the need for further interest rate hikes ahead of their key Jackson Hole symposium next week.

XAUUSD: Fed's July Meeting Minutes Are Dovish, Still Poses Downside Risk to Gold

The minutes of the July 26-27, 2022 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting showed that "curbing inflation remains critical to the Federal Reserve." Gold market signals suggest that the downside is strengthening, which conflicts with market expectations that the Fed will turn as inflation cool
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Signs of Progress in U.S. Inflation Fightback Yet to Deter Hawkish Fed

Multiple pieces of recent economic data have offered early signs that U.S. inflation pressures may be moderating but minutes of July's Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting make clear that these are unlikely to keep hawkish Fed officials from lifting interest rates to restrictive levels this year.

Fed Minutes Show More Rate Hikes in The Pipeline, But Pace Could Slow

The Fed has lifted its benchmark overnight interest rate by 225 points this year to a target range of 2.25% to 2.50%. The central bank is widely expected to hike rates next month by either 50 or 75 basis points.

Fed Echoes

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USDJPY: Could Oscillate in the Short Term as the Outlook for Fed Rate Hikes Is Unclear

The US dollar (USD) has been weak recently. The possibility of slowing down inflation and recession fears are not well supportive of a sharp rise in the USD. Therefore, the USDJPY is confined to the rally and adjustment in oscillation in the short term.

Rates Spark: Plot twist

Bonds quickly reversed their gains and look under further pressure from the goldilocks state of play across financial markets.

US Financial Conditions Are Loosening, But the Fed Is Hiking. What Gives?

Since April the Federal Reserve has hiked by 200bp, but over the same period financial conditions have improved, bringing them back to where they were in April. Why?
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