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Sep, 26 19:00
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FOMC Statement
FOMC Statement
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Date: Sep, 26 19:00
Importance: High
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The FOMC usually changes the statement slightly at each release. It's these changes that traders focus on. It's the primary tool the FOMC uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy. It contains the outcome of their vote on interest rates and other policy measures, along with commentary about the economic conditions that influenced their votes. Most importantly, it discusses the economic outlook and offers clues on the outcome of future votes.

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Sep, 26 19:00
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FOMC Economic Projections
FOMC Economic Projections
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Date: Sep, 26 19:00
Importance: High
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Economic projections are collected from each member of the Board of Governors and each Federal Reserve Bank president four times a year, in connection with the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC’s) usual two-day meetings (typically held in January, April, June, and November). Several charts and a table that summarize those projections are released at the Chairman's press conference within hours of the meeting. Three weeks later, more detailed information is provided in the Summary of Economic Projections, which is published with the minutes of the FOMC meeting.

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Sep, 26 19:30
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FOMC Press Conference
FOMC Press Conference
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Date: Sep, 26 19:30
Importance: High
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The press conference is about an hour long and has 2 parts - first a prepared statement is read, then the conference is open to press questions. The questions often lead to unscripted answers that create heavy market volatility. The FOMC conference is among the primary methods the Fed uses to communicate with investors regarding monetary policy. It covers in detail the factors that affected the most recent interest rate and other policy decisions, along with commentary about economic conditions such as the future growth outlook and inflation. Most importantly, it provides clues regarding future monetary policy.

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Sep, 26 22:00
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Official Cash Rate
Official Cash Rate
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Date: Sep, 26 22:00
Importance: High
Previous: 1.75%
Forecast: 1.75%
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Period: Sep
The Official Cash Rate (OCR) is the interest rate set by the Reserve Bank to meet the inflation target specified in the Policy Targets Agreement (PTA). The current PTA, signed in September 2012, defines price stability as annual increases in the Consumers Price Index (CPI) of between 1 and 3 per cent on average over the medium term, with a focus on keeping future average inflation near the 2 percent target midpoint.
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Sep, 26 22:00
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RBNZ Rate Statement
RBNZ Rate Statement
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Date: Sep, 26 22:00
Importance: High
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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) releases this statement in connection to its recent decision on short-term interest rates. Interest rates are a primary determinant of a currency's value and these statements are used by traders to determine future monetary policy decisions.

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