The FOMC statement essentially retained the bias to keep rates low for a 'considerable time' but Yellen added some hawkish hints in her press conference. The US dollar surged after the announcement while JPY lagged on risk appetite but the Fed wasn't the only reason why. In early Asia-Pacific trading, New Zealand GDP beat expectations. Our AUSUSD Premium trades issued prior to the Fed statement are in the money as are USDJPY, USDCAD, UDCHF and EURNZD.
The market whipsawed on the FOMC statement. In one sense, the Fed's guidance no longer commits to a considerable time of low rates and instead replaces it with 'patience'. But in the very next breath, the Fed spelled out that its intentions on rates are unchanged.