March 2017

 

Fundamental Analysis

This month, the EUR/USD was marked by an appreciating trend.

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Technical Analysis

On March, the EUR/USD was marked by a bullish movement with a downward movement in the final days of the month.

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FED’s interest rate hike

On the 15th of March the FOMC decided to raise the federal funds rate for the 3rd time since the financial crisis, adjusting its target goal from 0.5%- 0,75% to 0,75%-1%. Some of the factors that contributed to this decision were: a continuous moderate economic recovery; the labor market continued its upwards dynamic, the increasing total employment in % of the total population and decreasing unemployment rate; private consumption has increased above expectations and investment has stabilized, and inflation got closer to FED’s 2% long-run objective.

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Did you know...

... that ECB and FOMC implement monetary policy decisions 8 times a year?

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