Tokyo's Nikkei soars 2% to close at two-year high

Japan's Nikkei index soars to two-year high

Similarly, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) analysts said in a recent report that the odds of a third rate hike this year have increased to 60 percent from 55 percent, after a significant firming in core inflation.

"The Fed didn't alter this time to the market's outlook".

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 surged 0.83 percent to 20,479.88 at midday.

"The quiet nature of (the market) is in anticipation of the Fed meeting". The euro weakened to $1.1873 from $1.1892.

Alan Bush has been a commodity analyst since 1976 focusing on the fundamental and technical aspects of stock index, interest rate and foreign currency markets. The 1294/2 area had played an important role in the past and I expect that it could act as support in the near-term. Sony is losing almost 1 percent, Mitsubishi Electric is declining 0.5 percent and Panasonic is edging down less than 0.1 percent, while Canon is up 0.2 percent. The Fed also revealed that it will begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October. "Some US dollar recovery would be in line with that". Banks Mizuho Financial and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial climbed 1% to 2% on expectations that they would benefit from higher bond yields. Government data yesterday showed a smaller current account deficit than expected at 2.8 percent of GDP.

The greenback firmed to a 3-day high of 0.7946 against the aussie and a 2-day high of 0.7299 against the kiwi, off its early lows of 0.8036 and 0.7364, respectively.

Futures and options trading involve significant risk of loss and may not be suitable for everyone. It peaked to hit session high at 112.53 and made session lows at 111.10 levels.

Gold prices fell 1 percent on Wednesday after the US Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged but signaled it still expected to raise interest rates by year-end.

Meanwhile, rising geopolitical tensions did little to stem losses in gold after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a fresh round of sanctions to curb North Korea's nuclear missile program.

In the U.S. bond market, yields rose slightly. The bulls have to confidently lift prices above 1306 in order to challenge the next barrier in the 1312.60-1312 area.

The move marks first of such from the US Fed and markets are paying close attention of how things will unfold.

The New Zealand dollar was down 0.3 per cent at $0.7334, its rally the previous day petering out against a broadly stronger dollar.

The Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar are higher due to firming crude oil prices.

Dow Jones closed up by 0.17 percent, S&P 500 ended up 0.05 percent, Nasdaq finished the day up by 0.09 percent. The benchmark Shanghai Composite index eased 8.18 points or 0.2% to 3,357.81 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was marginally lower at 28,120 in late trade. The pound dropped below $1.35.

The U.S. dollar is lower and continues to underperform the news, including increasing prospects for a fed funds rate hike in December.

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