High Probability of Rate Hike in the US
Last December, Janet Yellen the Chair Lady for the Federal Reserve indicated there could be as many as four rate hikes during 2016. None of which are yet to materialise. Although the Fed is meant to operate as a separate entity to the government and not base it’s decision on politics I am confident the uncertainty surrounding who would become Presidency may have held them back in hiking rates.
Now Trump has gained power, he has made it clear he is in favour of several hikes this year. He has also put pressure on Yellen to raise rates, going as far as to threaten her position if no action is taken.
It is almost a certainty that the US will raise rates today, either by 0.25% or 0.5%. 0.25% is widely predicted so this outcome will already have influenced current exchange rates. If it is raised by 0.5% however expect more volatility on the markets. The Aussie is likely to weaken as investors leave the Aussie for the safe haven of the US Dollar. If you are selling Australian Dollar I think it would be wise to move before today’s interest decision.
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