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Key News Events 07 Mar 2013 13:35 #1

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Thanks Remo.

I'd recommend bookmarking Forex Factory as a good site to keep up to date on market data announcements and key events using their Calendar.
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Key News Events 07 Mar 2013 11:14 #2

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Ive just added this section in the learning menu.
Theres a few other info i need to update on this like trade balance, and GDP.
If theres other market moving events that i need to put in here please let me know. If you have dates as well that would be great. Fundamentals is not my strong point so any help would be nice to improve on this article.




Key News that could move the markets
US NON FARM Payroll(NFP)
This is released at 8.30am EST on the first Friday of every month.

If the US Employment data is weak then it could signal a dollar weakness and Commodity rally

If the US Employment data is strong then it could signal dollar Strength and Commodity weakness

This also impact the equity markets as well. If it beats markets expectation then it can signal a rally

If it does not meet the market expectation then it could signal a fall.

These numbers can move the markets so be aware of the time of the NFP



Quadruple Witching Hour
This is the last hour of the stockmarket trading session on the Third Friday of March,June,September and December.

On these days the Stock index futures,Stock Index Options,Stock Options and single stock futures expires. The Markets can get very volitile on these days so best be aware of this.



Crude Oil Inventories
This anouncement is at 3.30pm GMT every Wednesday

If the supply is low then you can expect the Crudeoil prices to rally

If the supply is High then you can expect the Crudeoil price to fall

This is worth trading if you have real time news feeds as its very tradable.Once the news comes out the price starts to move within hours

so worth keeping an eye out on this. This is released during Market hours so it means everyones on an equal footing.



Consumer Price Index (CPI)
This is the Inflation Data and is released monthly.

These are the dates for 2013 below

Month Released date

January 2013 February 21, 2013
February 2013 March 15, 2013
March 2013 April 16, 2013
April 2013 May 16, 2013
May 2013 June 18, 2013
June 2013 July 16, 2013
July 2013 August 15, 2013
August 2013 September 17, 2013
September 2013 October 15, 2013
October 2013 November 15, 2013
November 2013 December 17, 2013
December 2013 January 2014




Consumer Price Index(CPI)
This is the measure of the inflation. This can have a big impact on local currency and can determin the direction of future interest rate decision.

If the CPI comes above expectations then the value of that country's Currency tends to increase against other currency.

If the CPI comes below expectations then that will reduce the value of the country currency against other currency.

Key dates for 2013 for UK

Consumer Price Indices - February 2013
Release date: 19 March 2013 at 9:30am
Consumer Price Indices - March 2013
Release date: 16 April 2013 at 9:30am
Consumer Price Indices - April 2013
Release date: 21 May 2013 at 9:30am
Consumer Price Indices - May 2013
Release date: 18 June 2013 at 9:30am
Consumer Price Indices - June 2013
Release date: 16 July 2013 at 9:30am
Consumer Price Indices - July 2013
Release date: 13 August 2013 at 9:30am
Consumer Price Indices - August 2013
Release date: 17 September 2013 at 9:30am
Consumer Price Indices - September 2013
Release date: 15 October 2013 at 9:30am
Consumer Price Indices - October 2013
Release date: 12 November 2013 at 9:30am
Consumer Price Indices - November 2013
Release date: 17 December 2013 at 9:30am
Consumer Price Indices - December 2013
Release date: 14 January 2014 at 9:30am


Trade Balance
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