Weekly V.I.P Live WebinarApril 27, 2011 General Overview Of FOMC Announcement
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What Will We Be Covering? The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) How do they determine monetary policy Expectation surrounding today’s announcement. * Why is this announcement important? Final RemarksQuestionsLive Market
What is the FOMC? The Federal Open Market Committee is the branch of the Federal Reserve Bank that determines the direction of monetary policy. The group is made up of 19 members, but only 12 voting members; five regional FED bank presidents and seven members of the FED board of governors. They meet eight times a year (every 6 weeks) and their meetings are conducted in secret.
How Does The FOMC Formulate Monetary Policy? The Federal Open Market Committee takes a look at various economic indicators , business data and forecasts in the market. Some Examples: NFP & Unemployment Data U.S. Housing Market CPI (Consumer Price Index) PPI (Producer Price Index) GDP After the Reserve Bank Boards present there research, analysis & forecasts of the economy, then the policy options are voted upon by the 12 FOMC members.
Why Is This Meeting Important? Interest Rate Decision When will the FED end QE2? Or, QE3? Whatever is announced today, by the Federal Reserve may determine the direction of the USD.
What to look for in Bernanke’s Statement? Is the tone of the statement more Hawkish or Dovish? Is it specific or vague? What are their Inflationary Expectations? Economic forecasts