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The FOMC meeting turned out to be a non-event as the Fed maintained the target range at 1.75-2.00% and did not feel it was necessary to send any new signals in the statement (there were no updated projections or a press conference at this meeting), explains the research team at Danske Bank.

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“The statement just stated the fact that growth has been strong and PCE core inflation is near the 2% target.  We still expect the Fed to hike two additional times this year in September and December.”