• Date
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    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Feb, 22 15:30
    ★★★
    ECB President Mario Draghi Speaks
    ECB President Mario Draghi Speaks
    Country:

    Mario Draghi is an Italian banker and economist who succeeded Jean-Claude Trichet as President of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2011.

    Date: Feb, 22 15:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: -
    - - -
    Feb, 21 23:30
    ★★★
    National CPI
    National CPI
    Country:

    National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

    Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

    As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

    Date: Feb, 21 23:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 0.3%
    Forecast: 0.2%
    Actual: -
    Period: Jan
    0.3% 0.2% -
    Feb, 21 22:30
    ★★★
    RBA Governor Philip Lowe Speaks
    RBA Governor Philip Lowe Speaks
    Country:
    RBA Governor Oct 2016 - Sep 2023. Volatility is often experienced during his speeches as traders attempt to decipher interest rate clues. As head of the central bank, which controls short term interest rates, he has more influence over the nation's currency value than any other person. Traders scrutinize his public engagements as they are often used to drop subtle clues regarding future monetary policy.
    Date: Feb, 21 22:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: -
    - - -
    Feb, 21 17:50
    ★★★
    BOC Governor Stephen Poloz Speaks
    BOC Governor Stephen Poloz Speaks
    Country:
    Mr. Poloz was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 3 June 2013, for a term of seven years. As Governor, he is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank. Mr. Poloz has over 30 years of public and private sector experience in financial markets, forecasting and economic policy. Traders and investors listen to his speeches, as they may contain hints at change the course of monetary policy, or a change in the Bank's assessments of the economic outlook.
    Date: Feb, 21 17:50
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: -
    - - -
    Feb, 21 13:30
    ★★★
    Durable Goods Orders
    Durable Goods Orders
    Country:

    The value of orders placed for relatively long-lasting goods. Durable Goods are expected to last more than three years. Such products often require large investments and usually reflect optimism on the part of the buyer that their expenditure will be worthwhile.

    Because orders for goods have large sway over the actual production, this figure serves as an excellent forecast of US output to come. Durable Goods are typically sensitive to economic changes. When consumers become sceptical about economic conditions, sales of durable goods are one of the first to be impacted since consumers can delay purchases of durable items, like cars and televisions, only spending money on necessities in times of economic hardship. Conversely, when consumer confidence is restored, orders for durable goods rebound quickly.

    Date: Feb, 21 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 0.8% m/m; -0.3% m/m
    Forecast: 0.8% m/m; 0.2% m/m
    Actual: -
    Period: Dec
    0.8% m/m; -0.3% m/m 0.8% m/m; 0.2% m/m -
    Feb, 21 00:30
    ★★★
    Unemployment Rate
    Unemployment Rate
    Country:

    The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

    Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

    Date: Feb, 21 00:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 5.0%
    Forecast: 5.0%
    Actual: -
    Period: Jan
    5.0% 5.0% -
    Feb, 21 00:30
    ★★★
    Employment Change
    Employment Change
    Country:

    Tracks the number of the employed in Australia . The figure appears in the monthly Labour Force Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. A surge in new employment suggests higher spending potential and budding inflation pressures, which the RBA often counters with rate increases.

    The headline figure is the annualized percentage change in employed workers.

    Date: Feb, 21 00:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 21.6K
    Forecast: 15.2K
    Actual: -
    Period: Jan
    21.6K 15.2K -
    Feb, 20 19:00
    ★★★
    FOMC Meeting Minutes
    FOMC Meeting Minutes
    Country:

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting Minutes are a verbatim record of the committee's meeting held about two weeks earlier.

    Date: Feb, 20 19:00
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Jan
    - - -
    Feb, 19 09:30
    ★★★
    Claimant Count Change
    Claimant Count Change
    Country:

    The UK claimant count provides data on those individuals who are out of work and who are claiming some sort of unemployment benefit.

    Date: Feb, 19 09:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 20.3K
    Forecast: 12.3K
    Actual: 14.2K
    Period: Jan
    20.3K 12.3K 14.2K
    Feb, 19 00:30
    ★★★
    Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
    Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
    Country:
    It's a detailed record of the RBA Reserve Bank Board's most recent meeting, providing in-depth insights into the economic conditions that influenced their decision on where to set interest rates.
    Date: Feb, 19 00:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: -
    - - -
    Feb, 15 09:30
    ★★★
    Retail Sales With Auto Fuel
    Retail Sales With Auto Fuel
    Country:

    Change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level with auto fuel. It's the primary gauge of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.

    Date: Feb, 15 09:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: -0.7% m/m; 3.1% y/y
    Forecast: 0.2% m/m; 3.4% y/y
    Actual: 1.0% m/m; 4.2% y/y
    Period: Jan
    -0.7% m/m; 3.1% y/y 0.2% m/m; 3.4% y/y 1.0% m/m; 4.2% y/y
    Feb, 15 01:30
    ★★★
    CPI
    CPI
    Country:

    Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures.

    Date: Feb, 15 01:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 1.9%
    Forecast: 1.9%
    Actual: 1.7%
    Period: Jan
    1.9% 1.9% 1.7%
    Feb, 14 13:30
    ★★★
    PPI
    PPI
    Country:

    Measures changes in the selling prices producers charge for goods and services, and well as tracks how prices feed through the production process. Because producers tend to pass on higher costs to consumers as higher retail prices, the PPI is valuable as an early indicator of inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services. The report also gives insight into how higher prices from raw materials flow toward the final product.

    A rise in PPI signals an increase in inflationary pressures. Given the economic instability associated with rising price levels, the Fed often will raise interest rates to check inflation. A low or falling PPI is indicative of declining prices, and may suggest an economic slowdown.

    The headline figure is expressed in percentage change of producer price.

    Notes: The PPI records prices at various stages of production: raw goods, intermediate goods and finished goods. Though intermediate and crude goods price do provide insight for future inflationary pressure, it is the price of finished goods that generates most interest for market participants. The finished goods data is able to gauge price pressure before the goods reach the retail market.

    Date: Feb, 14 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: -0.1% m/m; 2.5% y/y
    Forecast: 0.1% m/m; 2.1% y/y
    Actual: -0.1% m/m; 2.0% y/y
    Period: Jan
    -0.1% m/m; 2.5% y/y 0.1% m/m; 2.1% y/y -0.1% m/m; 2.0% y/y
    Feb, 14 13:30
    ★★★
    Retail Sales
    Retail Sales
    Country:

    An aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated time period, typically based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. In the U.S., the retail sales report is a monthly economic indicator compiled and released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce. The report covers the previous month, and is released about two weeks after the month-end. Comparisons are made against historical data; year-over-year comparisons are the most-reported metric because they account for the seasonality of consumer-based retail.

    Date: Feb, 14 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 0.1% m/m; 0.2% m/m
    Forecast: 0.1% m/m; 0.0% m/m
    Actual: -1.2% m/m; -1.8% m/m
    Period: Dec
    0.1% m/m; 0.2% m/m 0.1% m/m; 0.0% m/m -1.2% m/m; -1.8% m/m
    Feb, 13 23:50
    ★★★
    Gross Domestic Product
    Gross Domestic Product
    Country:

    A comprehensive measure of Japan's overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP is a significant report in FX Market, serving as one of the primary indicators of a country\\\'s overall economic health.

    Robust GDP growth signals a heightened level of economic activity and often a higher demand for the domestic currency. At the same time, economic expansion raises concerns about inflationary pressures which may prompt monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus positive GDP readings are generally bullish for the Yen, while negative readings are generally bearish.

    Most production reports that lead to Japanese GDP are released before the official GDP number. Therefore, actual GDP figures usually confirm expectations. However, an unexpected release can move markets due to the significance of the figure.

    Technically, Gross Domestic Product is calculated in the following way:

    GDP = C + I + G + (EX - IM)

    where
    C = private consumption
    I = private investment
    G = government expenditure
    EX = exports of goods and services
    IM = imports of goods and services

    The headline figures for GDP are the percentage growth rate from the previous quarter and the annualized percentage change in GDP. Prices used are benchmarked to 1997 prices.

    Date: Feb, 13 23:50
    Importance: High
    Previous: -0.7%q/q; -2.6%q/q
    Forecast: 0.4% q/q; 1.4% q/q
    Actual: 0.3% q/q; 1.4% q/q
    Period: 4 quarter
    -0.7%q/q; -2.6%q/q 0.4% q/q; 1.4% q/q 0.3% q/q; 1.4% q/q
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