Interest Rate Announcement – Forex Calendar

The interest-rate announcement specifies the short-term target rate that the central bank will try to maintain in the future. Interest rates are one of the most important economic announcements on the calendar because the interest rate...

Housing Repot – Forex Calendar

Housing announcements report on how healthy the housing sec­tor of the economy is. Because such a large amount of the average person’s net worth is tied up in the value of her home, the...

Job Announcement – Forex Calendar

Employment announcements report on the number of new jobs that have been created in an economy and the percentage of workers who are unemployed. The employment announcements rank right up there with interest-rate announcements...

Inflation Announcement – Forex Calendar

Inflation announcements report on how quickly or slowly the general price level in the economy is rising. Monitoring inflation is important because inflation erodes buying power. Rising infla­tion is a sign that an economy...

Balance of Payments Theory – Forex Calendar

This concept of a currency getting stronger when the country has trade surplus and getting weaker when it has a trade deficit is he basic premise of a currency-pricing model called the balance of payments theory....

Trade Balance Report – Forex Calendar

Trade balance announcements report on how much a country is exporting compared to how much it is importing. Countries that export more than they import have trade surpluses, while coun­tries that import more than...

Consumer Confidence Report – Forex Calendar

Consumer confidence announcements report on how confident the consumers within an economy are. Confident consumers tend to spend more because they believe that the economy is going to continue to grow, and that therefore...