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EUR/USD Tumbles after FOMC Meeting

January 28, 2009 by

EUR/USD showed some really promising growth earlier today. The optimistic mood at the financial markets was based on the FOMC meeting’s expectations and the expectations that the «bad bank» plan will be approved soon. The Federal Reserve meeting showed that the committee is still sees the U.S. economic conditions as deteriorating. EUR/USD is currently down to 1.3125 — down from 1.3225 level. where it traded right before the FOMC statement release.

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories advanced by 6.2 million barrels last week. Considering 1.2 million barrels growth during the previous week, the oil inventories now show that the supply is significantly greater than the demand for this energy resource.

Federal Open Market Committee at its scheduled meeting, which ended today, decided to leave the interest rate unchanged in the range between 0% and 0.25%. The released statement says that the economy declined further since their last meeting in December and that they will need to expand the purchases of the troubled assets and the long-term Treasury securities as well:

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. The Committee continues to anticipate that economic conditions are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels of the federal funds rate for some time.

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