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A much-anticipated monetary policy announcement from the Federal Reserve will shape price action across financial markets in the week ahead.

US Dollar[1] Forecast: US Dollar on Offensive Before Fed Rate Decision. Will it Last?[2]

The US Dollar is on the offensive as traders brace for what could be a major hawkish policy pivot at the Federal Reserve. Will Jerome Powell and company deliver?

British Pound[3] Forecast: From Famine to Feast - BOE, Hard Data and Brexit[4]

Sterling traders will be happy to see a raft of potentially market moving releases and events next week after a week of twiddling their thumbs.

Australian Dollar[5] Forecast: Australian Dollar Pressured, Fed Hawkishness Will Be Decisive[6]

The Australian Dollar will be as in thrall to the week’s Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting as the rest of the currency complex

Crude Oil[7] Forecast: Crude Oil Bulls Turn Spotlight To Demand Ahead of Trade War Clarification[8]

Crude oil is set for a second weekly gain despite a sharp rise in US output that shows little signs of slowing thanks to rising demand forecasts and geopolitical concerns as the market’s focus.

Equities Forecast: S&P 500 & FTSE Face FOMC, BoE; DAX Still Trying to Mend Itself[9]

The coming week holds key events by way of the FOMC[10] and BoE meetings; markets are still searching for sustainable buying pressure after the February plunge.

Gold Forecast: Gold Prices At Risk if Fed Echoes Jerome Powell Outlook At Hike[11]

Gold prices[12] could be at risk next week if the Federal Reserve echoes Chair Jerome Powell’s favorable outlook on the economy when they presumably hike rates again.

Weekly Trading Forecast: All Eyes on Fed Policy Announcement

See what live coverage is scheduled to cover key event risk for the FX and capital markets on the DailyFX Webinar Calendar[13].

See how retail traders are positioning in the majors using the IG Client Sentiment readings on the sentiment page[14].

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