Beginner Fundamental Analysis
Central banks are responsible for implementing monetary policies that manage inflation while promoting employment.
Dovish refers to a lawmaker or policy that aims to stimulate economic growth by increasing the supply of money (usually achieved by lowering interest rates). Hawkish refers to a lawmaker or policy that aims to limit inflation by decreasing the supply of money (usually achieved by hiking interest rates).
When I began trading, I thought that news events controlled the markets. No matter what I did, I could not control my fate when it came to news events and how they played out. I remember early on in my trading journey trying to trade all the news events as if I would make billions of dollars from predicting the outcomes. As if!
Consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of inflation within a region that calculates the average change in the cost of goods and services.
A consistent set of metrics is used when calculating CPI, including – Transport, energy, food, housing, medical care, education, and recreational spending.
GDP stands for gross domestic product, representing the total value of goods and services produced within a country.
The standard formula used to calculate GDP is the following:
Gross domestic product = Consumption + Government spending + Investments + (Exports – Imports)
If this week has taught me anything, it’s that you can never be too sure because you never know what’s coming or when it is coming. This past week we witnessed the US elections, and with that came volatility.
As traders, we love volatility. We love movement in a bearish or bullish direction.
Early on in my Forex trading journey, I never followed Economic events to the tee. I genuinely felt it was useless, and so I left that out of my trading strategy altogether.
One day, I found myself on top of the moon because I had a couple of GBP trades open, which were going incredibly well until…
The Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) report is an economic indicator measuring employment change within the United States.
Each month, NFP shows the net change in the number of paid employees, excluding specific sectors like the farming industry and non-profit organizations.
Today I come before you as a wounded soldier. This week, more specifically at the time of writing this article, I was caught asleep at the wheel. It happens to the best of us and it’s important to recognize when you are out of balance as a person because your imbalance, whether it’s physical, emotional, or mental, affects your trading results directly…
In Forex trading the economic calendar refers to scheduled economic releases that have an impact on a currency’s value and/ or the market as a whole; these calendars come packed with other useful information for traders.
Economic releases have an impact on trader sentiment and valuation, the influence on price is usually short term but, in significant cases, the impact can be long term.