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GVI Forex john  09:46:27 GMT - 03/16/2010  
German ZEW Survey

The ZEW Financial Market Survey is a monthly survey among 350 financial analysts and institutional investors in Germany. It has been conducted since 1991. Participants are asked about their six-months expectations concerning the economy, inflation rates, interest rates, stock markets and exchange rates in the Eurozone, Germany, Japan, United States, United Kingdom, France and Italy as well as their expectations concerning the oil price.


GVI Forex john  15:01:18 GMT - 02/24/2010  
The Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

The Monetary Policy Report to the Congress is a semi-annual report prepared by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and presented to the U.S. Congress. The Fed Chairman is required to offer testimony about the report to the Banking Committee of the Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the House.

Monetary Policy Reports are mandated by the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act of 1978. The Monetary Policy Reports were previously referred to as Humphrey-Hawkins reports


GVI Forex john  11:12:55 GMT - 02/05/2010  
Employment Report (various countries)

Employment is a monthly estimate of the number of payroll jobs. The rate of unemployment is released along with this report.

Impact: Growth of employment and hours worked provide important information about the current and likely future pace of overall economic growth. Trends in average hourly earnings provide information about supply and demand conditions in labor markets, which may provide signals about the overall level of resource utilization in the economy.


GVI Forex john  13:02:05 GMT - 02/04/2010  
U.S. Quarterly Productivity

Productivity measures output from a production process per unit of input. Labor productivity is typically measured as a ratio of output per labor-hour.


GVI Forex john  12:35:14 GMT - 02/03/2010  
U.S. Quarterly Refunding Announcement

Debt Management Policy decisions are announced as part of the Quarterly Refunding. The Office works closely with the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and market participants to manage Treasury borrowing needs.


GVI Forex john  13:08:35 GMT - 01/19/2010  
LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate)

LIBOR is the offered side of deposit interest rates that very large banks charge each other for wholesale loans in various major currencies. This rate is applicable to the short-term international interbank market for anywhere from one day to five years. The official LIBOR is computed daily by the British Bankers Association (BBA) based on a small group of large London banks. Nevertheless, rates change throughout the day.


GVI Forex john  15:53:49 GMT - 01/14/2010  
ECB Press Conference


An important component of the ECB policy decision. Live
Video broadcast.


GVI Forex john  15:47:06 GMT - 01/14/2010  
Import/Export Prices

The import price index measures changes in the prices of imports of merchandise into a country.

The export price index is an index calculated for the prices of one or any specified group of commodities entering into international trade using, ideally, f.o.b. export prices.


GVI Forex john  14:35:22 GMT - 01/12/2010  
OPEN INTEREST: is the number of open contracts for a particular market. Open interest used for most exchange traded futures and options contracts.

IMPACT: Open interest can be used as an indication of trader commitment to a position in the market. It can also be used as an overbought or oversold indicator.


GVI Forex john  14:01:43 GMT - 12/29/2009  
The Swiss KoF Leading Indicators Index

The Swiss KoF Institute Leading Indicators Index determines overall economic health by combining 12 indicators related to consumer confidence, banking confidence, production, new orders and housing. It indicates the economic trend and the movement of GDP growth in Switzerland.

IMPACT: A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the CHF, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the CHF.

-- Source FXPros


GVI Forex john  12:39:58 GMT - 12/23/2009  
Difference Between GNP and GDP

GDP (gross domestic product) is the total market value of goods and services produced within the borders of a country regardless of the nationality of those who produce them.

GNP (gross national product) is the total market value of goods and services produced by the residents of a country, even if they’re living abroad. So if a U.S. resident earns money from an investment overseas, that value would be included in GNP (but not GDP).

GDP is generally the preferred measure of national output.


sofia kaprikorn  09:34:01 GMT - 12/19/2009  
 
10-2Yr UST spreads as leading indicators:

12/17/2009 21:16:40 john GVI Forex 22
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Inspired by an email from a GVI member EARLIER today. Note how EURUSD has correlated very well with the 10s vs. 2s spread in the U.S. recently. Yes fundamentals do matter. You just have to keep looking for which fundamentals are working.

12/17/2009 21:31:49 john GVI Forex 19
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The correlation charts are useful because they explain how the markets work. In this case, they are useful because they provide insight into how to react to developments that are likely to impact the U.S. yield curve. Furthermore, it should provide additional information to those wanting to fight the trends.

Bottom line is markets usually move for a REASON they are not just a succession of random prices.

12/17/2009 21:41:07 john GVI Forex 15
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I can't say how long it will work. We will just have to see. The idiotic EURUSD to S&P correlation has been working for several years. The key item here is that the rising spread preceded the USD turn by a couple of months. If I had been smart enough to have been watching it Id be a lot better off today than a was a couple of months ago. I'm going to be watching it now!





GVI Forex john  23:30:40 GMT - 12/09/2009  
Corporate Goods Price Index (CGPI) Japan

The Corporate Goods Price Index (CGPI) focuses on the prices of goods traded among corporations. The main purpose of the index is to investigate price developments that closely reflect supply and demand conditions in the markets for individual goods, with a view to facilitating the analysis of macro economic conditions. At the same time, indexes for lower-order (less-aggregated) categories, such as individual commodities and commodity classes, not only have a role as deflators that transform nominal output values into real quantities, but are also useful as references when determining prices for individual transactions.


GVI Forex john  23:12:50 GMT - 12/09/2009  
Machine orders (Japan)

Machine orders (Japan) Definition: Machine Orders Data (also known as Machine Tool Order Data) is a figure issued by Japan Machine Tool Builders Association (JMTBA) every month. It serves as one indicator of the Japanese economy. In the forex market, the release of such data is often followed by sharp change in currency exchange rate.


GVI Forex john  17:51:04 GMT - 11/24/2009  
Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC Minutes)

Three weeks after the each FOMC meeting, the Fed releases minutes of that meeting. The minutes provide an in-depth summary of what was discussed at the meeting and list those who voted with the majority and those who dissented.


GVI Forex john  13:46:25 GMT - 11/24/2009  
Belgian Leading Indicators

Often a reliable predictor of the important monthly German IFO Survey. It is not always released before IFO each month.


GVI Forex john  14:06:40 GMT - 11/17/2009  
Treasury TIC data

The Treasury International Capital (TIC) reporting system collects data for the United States on cross-border portfolio investment flows and positions between U.S. residents (including U.S.-based branches of firms headquartered in other countries) and foreign residents (including offshore branches of U.S. firms).

IMPACT: Traders sometimes use the TIC data as a measure of international demand for U.S. financial instruments. These data tend to be a bit old (two months) by the time they are released.


GVI Forex john  14:01:19 GMT - 11/17/2009  
Industrial Production/Capacity Utilization

Industrial Production is an index designed to measure changes in the level of output in the industrial sector of the economy. The index is grouped by both products (consumer goods, business equipment, intermediate goods, and materials) and industry (manufacturing, mining, and utilities). The data is produced by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

IMPACT: While the industrial sector of the economy represents only about 20 percent of GDP, because changes in GDP are heavily concentrated in the industrial sector changes in this index provide useful information on the current growth of GDP. The level of capacity utilization in the industrial sector provides information on the overall level of resource utilization in the economy which may in turn provide information on the likely future course of inflation.


GVI Forex Jay  10:57:19 GMT - 11/11/2009  
The following discussion took place on GVI Forex last night and is worth reading as this is a case where fundamentals are what is driving the forex market. Scroll down and read up for chronological order.

Sydney GE 02:11 GMT November 11, 2009
market: Reply
Well yes it is inevitable but maybe not for a very long time. The Fed seems intent on creating asset inflation as a precursor to consumer inflation. The market has taken the view therefore that rates will stay very low for a very long time and thus the moves you are seeing. Bonds will stay bid a nd equities look like they want to start a new major bull phase ie new overall highs.USD stays weak due to the carry trade phenomenon as well as the reserve diversification by central banks.

But there is one potential paradox and its a long shot. The RBA is supposedly trying to burst the housing bubble here juxtaposed against a Fed trying to create an asset bubble. Does that mean we should sell AUD?


GVI Forex Jay 01:38 GMT November 11, 2009
market: Reply
GE, and that is inevitable but when is the question? Currently, markets have cover of an easy Fed


Sydney GE 01:13 GMT November 11, 2009
market: Reply
And the risk aversion will come about through a tick up in US interest rates


GVI Forex Jay 01:00 GMT November 11, 2009
market: Reply
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The way I see it, the only thing that would turn the dollar is a bout of risk aversion. Otherwise, bouts of indigestion or correction seem more focused on rotation between currencies (via crosses) than buying of dollars. Then you also have diversification and that is not going away. Conclusion: Given current Fed policies, it will be very difficult for the dollar to sustain any sort of rally in the absence of risk aversion.

As for Wednesday, it is hard to make a suggestion for a holiday session. However, while I was comfortable selling eur/usd 1,50+ on Tuesday, I am less comfortable with that view Wednesday and leaning towards buying dips.

Feel free to comment.





GVI Forex Jay  19:56:59 GMT - 11/06/2009  
Today was a prime example of the reaction to news being more important than the news itself. Note the reaction in the CAD, which fell sharply after a weaker employment report although that came following a surprise strong showing the prior month. The market could easily have shrugged it off if it wanted to average the two months but the CAD fall showed it was vulnerable.

The reaction to the US employment report was a mixed one and harder to decipher. Stocks as of this writing are near flat on the day and the dollar, well the dollar, is pulled in both directions. JPY crosses point to risk aversion, a firm AUD suggests otherwise.


GVI Forex Jay  02:09:10 GMT - 11/06/2009  
This is from a discussion on GVI Forex about the significance of a 10% unemployment rate and worth a read.

GVI Forex john 23:09 GMT November 5, 2009
Jobs report: Reply
Historically the unemployment rate is the last jobs statistic to turn. It can continue to worsen even after NFP starts to improve. 10% means nothing its just an ugly number psychologically. It will get the lead on the evening news broadcasts.

GVI Forex Jay 23:07 GMT November 5, 2009
Jobs report: Reply
Because CNBC has been talking about it all day and so have wire services. More psychological than anything else for its effect on the consumer, who needs to get some confidence before opening the wallet.This is why stemming job losses and creating new ones is the key to an economic recovery.

Mtl JP 23:05 GMT November 5, 2009
Jobs report: Reply
Jay why is 10% unemployment print a worry ? everyone from 0bama to Larry has been forecasting it for months, even higher.


GVI Forex john  19:41:59 GMT - 10/19/2009  
NAHB Index

The NAHB index is the result of a survey of a number of home builders. It is a measure of demand for new homes. The index runs from 0-100. A result of 50 would mean that demand for new homes is average.


GVI Forex john  14:25:36 GMT - 10/19/2009  
Fed Repos/Reverse Repos

The Fed uses repurchase agreements, also called "RPs" or "repos", to make collateralized loans to primary dealers. In a reverse repo or “RRP”, the Fed borrows money from primary dealers. The typical term of these operations is overnight, but the Fed can conduct these operations with terms out to 65 business days.

The Fed uses these two types of transactions to offset temporary swings in bank reserves; a repo temporarily adds reserve balances to the banking system, while reverse repos temporarily drains balances from the system.

Repos and reverse repos are conducted with primary dealers via auction. In a repo, dealers bid on borrowing money versus various types of general collateral. In a reverse repo, dealers offer interest rates at which they would lend money to the Fed versus the Fed’s Treasury general collateral, typically Treasury bills.



GVI Forex john  11:23:37 GMT - 10/09/2009  
Employment Data / Unemployment Rate

Employment is a monthly estimate of the number of payroll jobs and government agencies. The rate of unemployment is released along with this report.

Impact: Growth of employment provides important information about the current and likely future pace of overall economic growth and future monetary policy. Most analysts prefer to watch the employment data rather than the unemployment rate, which is also impacted by changes to the labor force (denominator of the ratio).

Other statistics watched are the breakdown between full and part-time jobs and the labor participation rate.



GVI Forex john  13:37:22 GMT - 10/08/2009  
Business/Wholesale Inventories

Inventory statistics from the various stages of the manufacturing process are included in the Wholesale Trade Report. When inventories increase production demand is thought to decrease and vice versa. Inventory swings often affect the GDP calculation.

IMPACT: This statistic is usually more closely followed by economists than by traders.


GVI Forex john  11:27:07 GMT - 10/08/2009  
Central Bank Policy Decision

Often a major events for forex and other financial markets. After all, forex price swings boil down to money flows. Through their money market activities, Central Banks set the “cost of money” (interest rates). Most target a short-term interest rate. Virtually all central banks, explicitly (or implicitly) target inflation in the medium term, so many traders track price trends closely as an indicator of policy. Central Bank watchers also usually dig deep into central bank policy statements for clues about future policy decisions.


GVI Forex john  20:47:49 GMT - 10/07/2009  
Current Account balance

The Current Account balance is the difference between a nation's exports of goods and services and its imports of goods and services. The current account is one of the two primary components of the balance of payments, the other being the capital account. It is called the current account because goods and services are generally consumed in the current period.


GVI Forex john  10:45:15 GMT - 10/07/2009  
Weekly Mortgage Statistics

Weekly Mortgage Statistics are released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Total mortgage applications are the headline figure. They are then broken down into (1) new mortgage applications and (2) refinance applications. Both items by themselves are more revealing than the total number. The latest 30-year mortgage interest rate is released as well.

IMPACT: These data provide an early read on the state of the housing market.


GVI Forex john  18:42:40 GMT - 10/06/2009  
Fed Beige Book

The Beige Book Report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector. An overall summary of the twelve district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis.


GVI Forex john  16:40:50 GMT - 10/06/2009  
NOTE/BOND AUCTIONS-

Markets are highly sensitive to the results of periodic U.S. debt auctions. This is because of the sheer magnitude of the paper that is continuously being offered to the marketplace. Any stumble could reverberate through the marketplace.


GVI Forex john  17:33:00 GMT - 10/01/2009  
Merchandise Trade

Broad Definition: Merchandise trade is trade in goods only, not services, and excludes capital transfers and foreign investments. Exports are total exports; they include both domestically-produced goods and re-exports, which constitute imports of goods which are warehoused here, then re-exported. Imports are general imports, which measure total arrivals of goods. The. Balance of trade is defined as total exports minus general imports.

IMPACT: Trade figures used to be viewed as the most important statistic for the forex market. It goes to proper valuation of the exchange rate, but can also reflect relative demand for goods. A trade deficit is a net deduction from GDP, while a surplus is an addition.

U.S. Trade


GVI Forex john  16:24:56 GMT - 09/30/2009  
Factory Orders (Revision to Advance Durable Goods Orders)
Durable good new orders placed with domestic manufacturers for immediate and future delivery. The advance report is an early estimate of durable goods orders. Two weeks later, more complete and revised data are available in the Factory Orders report. Department of Commerce; BEA.

The report provides information on the strength of demand, from both domestic and foreign sources, for U.S. manufactured durable goods.


NY Fed: Chart (updated with delay)



GVI Forex john  16:19:50 GMT - 09/30/2009  
Nonfarm Payroll Employment

Non-Farm Payroll Employment is a monthly estimate of the number of payroll jobs at all nonfarm business establishments and government agencies. Information is also provided on the average number of hours worked per week and average hourly and weekly earnings.

The rate of unemployment is released along with this report.

Impact: Growth of employment and hours worked provide important information about the current and likely future pace of overall economic growth. Trends in average hourly earnings provide information about supply and demand conditions in labor markets, which may provide signals about the overall level of resource utilization in the economy.



Click on chart for five-year history



GVI Forex john  16:11:18 GMT - 09/30/2009  
Construction Spending

The Construction Spending data is a monthly report that report on the amount of construction spending for home building, which is the major component of the report. In addition to residential spending, the data also tracks spending on government projects and office buildings.


GVI Forex john  16:02:45 GMT - 09/30/2009  
Pending Homes Sales

The Pending Homes sales index is produced monthly by the NAR. Pending Home Sales become Existing-Home Sales one-to-two months later.

The index derived from Pending Home Sales is used to predict Existing Home Sales, which is the most important U.S. housing statistic.

Existing/Pending Homes Sales


GVI Forex john  15:49:33 GMT - 09/30/2009  
Personal Income

Personal income is defined as the income that is received by persons from participation in production, from both government and business transfer payments, and from government interest (which is treated like a transfer payment). It is calculated as the sum of wage and salary disbursements, other labor income, proprietors'' income with inventory valuation and capital consumption adjustments, rental income of persons with capital consumption adjustment, personal dividend income, personal interest income, and transfer payments to persons, less personal contributions for social insurance.


GVI Forex john  14:27:34 GMT - 09/30/2009  
Weekly Petroleum Status Report

Government (EIA) survey of inventory levels of crude oil and petroleum products, crude oil, motor gasoline, distillate fuel oil.


GVI Forex john  22:50:05 GMT - 09/29/2009  
U.S. Core PCE price index

The Core PCE price index is defined as personal consumption expenditures (PCE) prices excluding food and energy.

IMPACT: Core PCE is said to be the preferred inflation measure of the Fed and therefore is a very significant release in that it can influence policy. It is thought the Fed targets core PCE loosely between 2.0% and 3.0%.

Global-View.com Chart: Core PCE


U.S. CPI and Core PCE


GVI Forex john  22:30:01 GMT - 09/29/2009  
Retail Sales

Retail Sales are usually a broad measure of the retail sale of consumer durable and non-durables. It is used by analysts to gauge the strength of consumer consumption.

IMPACT: In most economies, the consumer sector is the largest sector of the economy. Central banks watch retail sales to measure the strength of the economy.


GVI Forex john  22:19:19 GMT - 09/29/2009  
Japan Quarterly Tankan Survey

TANKAN is a statistical survey by Bank of Japan. The survey is conducted to provide an accurate picture of business trends of enterprises in Japan, thereby contributing to the appropriate implementation of monetary policy. The Bank of Japan keeps the information confidential. The quarterly survey results are released at the beginning of April, July, October, and mid-December. The population of the survey is approximately 210,000.

Impact: The Tankan Survey is considered to be a very accurate representation of business sentiment in Japan, and at times can move the markets.


BOJ Tankan Survey


GVI Forex john  16:53:30 GMT - 09/29/2009  
Producer Price Index (PPI)

The PPI is a price index designed to measure the level of wholesale prices in a given economy. Its another input into the policy making decisions of central banks.


GVI Forex john  16:46:28 GMT - 09/29/2009  
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

The total value of goods and services produced within the borders of a country, regardless of who owns the assets or the nationality of the labor used in producing that output. The growth of output is usually measured in real terms, meaning increases in output due to inflation have been removed.

Importance: One goal (often unstated) of central banks is sustained growth of the economy with full employment and stable prices. Real GDP is the most comprehensive measure of the performance of an economy. By monitoring trends in the overall growth rate as well as the unemployment rate and the rate of inflation, policy makers are able to assess whether the current stance of monetary policy is consistent with its policy goals.


GVI Forex john  14:41:35 GMT - 09/28/2009  
ADP National Employment Report

The ADP National Private Employment Report is a measure of nonfarm private employment, based on aggregated and anonymous payroll data. The report attempts to provide additional timely and accurate estimates of short-term movements in the national labor markets ADP pays 1-in-6 private sector employees in the United States across a broad range of industries, firm sizes, and geographies.

The data (after revisions) tend to track the government data over time, although on any given month there can be significant discrepancies. The ADP report does not include government employees.

Global-View Charts:

Small CHART:U.S. Employment & ADP Estimate



Large CHART: U.S. Employment & ADP Estimate



GVI Forex john  14:02:06 GMT - 09/28/2009  
Purchasing Managers Index – Manufacturing and Service - plus Regional PMIs

Most major economies have purchasing managers indices (PMI) released monthly. They are compiled by various organizations. Some focus on the manufacturing sector while others measure the service sector. They are a very current measure of the economic health of the manufacturing or services sector. The PMI indices are usually based on five major indicators: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment.

A PMI of greater than 50 represents expansion, compared to the previous month. A reading under 50 represents a contraction, while a reading at 50 indicates no change.

We find the PMI indices to be useful predictors of future economic activity.

Global-view PMI Charts:

Japan


GVI Forex john  13:38:47 GMT - 09/28/2009  
The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices measures the residential housing market. This index family consists of 20 regional indices and two composite indices as aggregates of the regions. The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index is a broader composite of single-family home price indices for the nine U.S. Census divisions and is calculated quarterly.

This is yet another measure of the housing industry in the U.S. It is watched because of its accuracy, but the data tend to be too old to impact the markets much.

Press Release



GVI Forex john  13:10:53 GMT - 09/28/2009  
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Survey

Consumer Confidence Survey is a monthly report detailing consumer attitudes and buying intentions. The Index is calculated on the basis of a 5,000 household survey of consumer opinions on current conditions and future expectations of the economy.

Latest Press Release and Chart



GVI Forex john  12:38:48 GMT - 09/27/2009  
Consumer Price Index (most countries have a similar measure)

The CPI is an index designed to measure the change in price of a fixed market basket of goods and services. The market basket of goods and services is representative of the purchases of a typical consumer. Most countries have an alternate measure of inflation where they exclude volatile items, such as food and energy, to arrive at a measure of underlying inflation. Colloquially, this is usually referred to as “core” inflation. Core inflation can be a useful analytical tool.

Many Central banks explicitly target inflation levels. An acceleration or deceleration of inflation may signal that a change in monetary policy might be appropriate.

Global-view.com Inflation Charts:

Australia (quarterly)

Canada

Eurozone

Japan

Switzerland

U.K. CPI & RPIX

U.S. CPI and Core PCE



Livingston nh  20:21:23 GMT - 09/25/2009  
Fed Balance Sheet
This link shows the current status of the Fed balance sheet - many of the programs are being unwound - LINK - there are implications for the bond market and indirectly to USD


GVI Forex john  11:56:31 GMT - 09/25/2009  
New Home Sales, Starts/Permits

New Home Sales record sales of U.S. newly constructed residences. The U.S. Census Bureau publishes New Home Sales statistics monthly.

New Homes Sales, Starts and Permits
Global-View.com Chart



GVI Forex john  11:44:44 GMT - 09/25/2009  
University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment

The University of Michigan Survey is a consumer confidence index published (and revised) over each month. The index is normalized to 100 (December 1964). At least 500 telephone interviews are conducted each month. 50 core questions are asked.

St. Louis Fed Chart



GVI Forex john  11:31:31 GMT - 09/25/2009  
Advance Durable Goods/Factory Orders
Durable good new orders placed with domestic manufacturers for immediate and future delivery. The advance report is an early estimate of durable goods orders. Two weeks later, more complete and revised data are available in the Factory Orders report. Department of Commerce; BEA.

The report provides information on the strength of demand, from both domestic and foreign sources, for U.S. manufactured durable goods.


NY Fed: Chart (updated with delay)



Belgrade AS  19:31:53 GMT - 09/24/2009  
a case study of Japan's performance in the 70's.....
if i told you that during next 12-15 months currencies of those countries with smalest intrest rates and largest CPI(as proxy for inflation) will outperform currencies of other countries with high rates and/or negative CPI....what would you say? this guy is crazy?...stupid?...drunk?

Story

check out this link,and well all come back to this matter.
i find this to very important,because the whole world is now facing what Japan already had to face back in the 70's.
this basicly proves(step-by-step) that the worst losers(usd and gbp)will outperform bigest favorites(jpy,aud,nzd)...in the long run,of course!


GVI Forex john  16:18:42 GMT - 09/24/2009  
Note/bond auction results.

Key measure of confidence in U.S. government finances. Psychologically important for all markets.


GVI Forex john  14:19:02 GMT - 09/24/2009  
Weekly Natural Gas Inventories

Weekly estimates of working gas volumes in underground natural gas storage facilities from the Energy Information Administration, US Dept. of Energy.


GVI Forex john  14:14:04 GMT - 09/24/2009  
CHART: Existing/Pending Homes Sales


GVI Forex john  12:57:00 GMT - 09/24/2009  
Existing Homes Sales
The most closely followed housing statistic by the markets is Existing Homes sales compiled by the NAR (National Association of Realtors). Existing-Home Sales data come out On or about the 25th of each month. The report contains statistics on sales and prices of existing single-family homes for the nation and the four regions. These figures include condos and co-ops, in addition to single-family homes.

A chart of the data is posted following the data release.


GVI Forex john  12:11:49 GMT - 09/24/2009  
CHART: German Ifo Survey...



GVI Forex john  12:10:18 GMT - 09/24/2009  
German IFO Survey
This is a highly respected survey of the German economy and often can move the markets because of its reliability.

The Ifo Institute (Information and Forschung) survey is conducted monthly. Over 7,000 enterprises are polled on their short-term planning and their appraisals of the actual and future business situation.

A chart of the recent survey results are posted after the data.


GVI Forex john  11:54:42 GMT - 09/24/2009  
Check Countdown clock above for data due most Thursdays at 12:30 GMT in summer 13:30 GMT in winter.

Weekly jobless data

Weekly jobless data are the most current read on employment and also the economy.

Initial Jobless claims can be very volatile so many also watch the 4-week moving average to get a better handle on trends.

Continuing claims are used by economists to predict the unemployment rate. These data are not as consistent as they once were as statutory benefit rules have been changing. Changes in the rules can affect the number of individuals eligible for claims.

Updated and revised charts to follow after the report.


Click on chart for multi-year history



GVI Forex john  10:38:34 GMT - 09/23/2009  
The American Petroleum Institute (API)
The API releases its inventory survey Tuesday evening. It is based on an industry group survey. It is used as an indicator of how the DOE survey will turn out.

EIA- The Department of Energy (DOE survey)
EIA Survey comes out Wednesday morning. The DOE survey is more closely watched and generally seen as more accurate than the API data on Tuesday.


GVI Forex john  10:37:11 GMT - 09/23/2009  
Question from Forex Forum

tokyo ginko 07:17 GMT September 23, 2009
Crude oil futures fell Wednesday after data from the American Petroleum Institute showed a surprise : Reply

i thought oil data due later?

23/09/09 15:00 US DOE Crude Oil Cons: -1.1m Last: -4.7m


GVI Forex john  10:36:14 GMT - 09/23/2009  
In this thread we will attempt to make forex fundamentals more friendly for the technical trader.

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Forex Forum

The Global-View Forex Forum is the hub for currency trading on the web. Founded in 1996, it was the original forex forum and is still the place where forex traders around the globe come 24/7 looking for currency trading ideas, breaking forex news, fx trading rumors, fx flows and more. This is where you can find a full suite of forex trading tools, including a complete fx database, forex chart points, live currency rates, and live fx charts. In addition, there is a forex brokers directory where you can compare forex brokers. There is also a forex brokers hotline where you can ask for help choosing a forex broker that meets your individual fx trading needs. Interact on the same venue to discuss forex trading.

Forex News

The forex forum is where traders come to discuss the forex market. It is one of the few places where forex traders of all levels of experience, from novice to professionals, interact on the same venue to discuss forex trading. There is also the GVI Forex, which is a private subscription service where professional and experienced currency traders meet in a private forex forum. it is like a virtual forex trading room. This is open to forex traders of all levels of experience to view but only experienced currency tradingprofessionals can post.

Currency Trading

Currency trading charts are updated daily using the forex trading ranges posted in the Global-View forex database. You will also find technical indicators on the fx trading charts, e.g. moving averages for currencies such as the EURUSD. This is another forex trading tool provided by Global-View.com.

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The forex database can be used to access high, low, close daily forex ranges for key currency pairs, such as the EURUSD, USDJPY, USDCHF, GBPUSD, USDCAD, AUD, NZD and major crosses, including EURJPY, EURGBP, EURCHF, GBPJPY, GBPCHF and CHFJPY. Data for these currency trading pairs dating back to January 1, 1999 can be downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet.

Forex Trading

Forex chart points are in a currency trading table that includes; latest fx tradinghigh-low-close range, Bollinger Bands, Fibonacci retracement levels, daily forex pivot points support and resistance levels, average daily forex range, MACD for the different currency trading pairs. You can look on the forex forum for updates when one of the fx trading tools is updated.

FX Trading

Global-View also offers a full fx trading chart gallery that includes fx pairs, such as the EURUSD, commodities, stocks and bonds. In a fx trading world where markets are integrated, the chart gallery is a valuable trading tool. Look for updates on the Forex Forum when the chart gallery is updated.

Forex Blog

Global-View.com also offers a forex blog, where articles of interest for currency trading are posted throughout the day. The forex blog articles come from outside sources, including forex brokers research as well as from the professionals at Global-View.com. This forex blog includes the Daily Forex View, Market Chatter and technical forex blog updates. In additional to its real time forex forum, there are also Member Forums available for more in depth forex trading discussions.

 

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