Economic Indicators

ISM Manufacturing PMI Components and Weightage

What is the ISM Manufacturing PMI Indicator

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) releases a monthly economic report known as the ISM manufacturing Purchase Manager Index (PMI)….

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Federal Reserve - Operation Twist

Operation Twist – What is it all about

Operation Twist is a federal reserve monetary policy involving buying and selling of bonds in an effort to push down…

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What is the US Pending Home Sales Report Index

US Pending Home Sales Report is presented by the National Association of Realtors which publishes the Pending Home Sales Index…

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What is the Existing Home Sales Report Index

The Existing Home Sales Report Index, published by the National Association of Realtors is released every month where the results…

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Ivey Purchasing Managers Index – Canada

The Ivey Purchasing Manager’s index is an important economic indicator for Canada and influences the CAD currency against the majors….

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Trading the Michigan consumer sentiment report

The Michigan consumer sentiment report (MCSI), also known as the University of Michigan consumer sentiment report (UM Consumer sentiment report)…

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How to trade Crude Oil Inventories Report

Crude oil inventories is a weekly report published by the EIA, Energy Information Administration and covers the inventory report for…

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Impact of Non Farm Payroll on the USD

The USD currency is one of the most traded currencies in the forex market. This is primarily due to the…

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What is the Consumer Price Index in forex trading

The CPI measures inflation (a sustained rise in prices in an economy) as experienced by consumers in their day-to-day living expenses. The increase in the CPI is what most people think of as the “inflation rate.” It is used by retailers in predicting future price increases, by employers in calculating salaries and by the government in determining cost-of-living increases for Social Security.

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Non Farm payroll explained

Nonfarm payroll employment is an influential statistic and economic indicator released monthly by the United States Department of Labor as part of a comprehensive report on the state of the labor market. The NFP report causes one of the consistently largest rate movements of any news announcement in the forex market.

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