The upcoming FOMC Meeting holds high expectations for easing steps by the Federal Reserve – steps that can help stimulate the economy that has slowed down. Here are possible scenarios for this decision, and possible market reactions. On Tuesday, August 10th, at 18:15, Ben Bernanke and his team will release the FOMC statement. I’ve already written about how Bernanke can print dollars and weaken the greenback, but as the market already prices in such steps, the impact on the market depends on the details: Massive Dollar Spilling: The statement consists of a deep concern for a double dip recession and declares a program to buy assets in hundreds of billions of dollars. This is the worst case scenario. Showing worries might send traders away from the dollar. Spilling hundreds of billions of dollars in a new Quantitative Easing program means similar impact as in March 2009 – the dollar lost 600 pips against the Euro. Bernanke wouldn’t want to create panic. Probability: Low. Renewal of asset buying: The statement shows concern about the slowdown and states that the current asset buying program that was stopped in March 2010 will be temporarily resumed at a moderate scale. Taking careful measures and carefully wording the statements is what the Fed does best. This scenario is bad for the dollar, but as the market already expects this, the dollar will slide down moderately. Probability: High Change of wording: The statement shows concern about the slowdown, and vows to act if necessary, without any measures taken. Changing the wording of the statement without taking any steps is something that Bernanke mentioned in a recent public appearance. The market is expecting real steps to be taken, especially after the Non-Farm Payrolls, and while option won’t come as a huge surprise, not spilling dollars will boost the dollar, and erase some of the Euro’s recent gains. Probability: Medium. No change in the statement: This means that the only dovish part in the statement is the pledge to keep interest rates low for “an extended period of time”. This “wait and see” policy, that happened so many times in the past will be a big surprise now, and will turn the recent gains of EUR USD to a case of “Buy by the rumor, sell by the fact”. The dollar will significantly rise. Probability: Low. The chance of an optimistic statement about the economy is highly unlikely, and needless to say, the chance of a rate hike is zero. Inflation is no threat – the Federal Funds Rate will stay at a maximum rate of 0.25%. What do think will happen? Want to see what other traders are doing in real accounts? Check out Currensee. It’s free.. Yohay Elam Yohay Elam Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts. Yohay's Google Profile View All Post By Yohay Elam Opinions share Read Next Weekly Video Outlook – Potential Breakouts, FOMC Meeting and Yohay Elam 12 years The upcoming FOMC Meeting holds high expectations for easing steps by the Federal Reserve - steps that can help stimulate the economy that has slowed down. Here are possible scenarios for this decision, and possible market reactions. On Tuesday, August 10th, at 18:15, Ben Bernanke and his team will release the FOMC statement. I've already written about how Bernanke can print dollars and weaken the greenback, but as the market already prices in such steps, the impact on the market depends on the details: Massive Dollar Spilling: The statement consists of a deep concern for a double dip recession and… Regulated Forex Brokers All Brokers Sponsored Brokers Broker Benefits Min Deposit Score Visit Broker 1 $100T&Cs Apply 0% Commission and No stamp DutyRegulated by US,UK & International StockCopy Successfull Traders 9.8 Visit Site FreeBets Reviews$100Your capital is at risk.2 T&Cs Apply 9.8 Visit Site FreeBets Reviews$100Your capital is at risk.3 Recommended Broker $100T&Cs Apply No deposit or withdrawal feesTrade major forex pairs such as EUR/USD with leverage up to 30:1 and tight spreads of 0.9 pips Low $100 minimum deposit to open a trading account 9 Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.4 T&Cs Apply Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.5 Recommended Broker $0T&Cs Apply Trade gold, silver, and platinum directly against major currenciesUp to 1:500 leverage for forex trading24/5 customer service by phone and email 9 Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.