Economic Indicators

Economic indicators are among the most closely watched pieces of news in the investment world. There’s no doubt economic indicators can move markets. Traders focus on the steady stream of economic releases because the major ones — Fed statements and monthly reports on GDP, jobs, manufacturing, and inflation — can cause sharp rallies or selloffs. Learn how to interpret the most important reports and also check the updated economic indicators here.

By Forex Zone - July 29, 2016
Demystifying Ticker Symbols
What does the International Business Machines Corporation have in common with a silver mining firm, a New Jersey bank and several indices on Colombia's Medellin Stock Exchange?They all come up when you type "IBM" into a major Internet portal's symbol lookup directory. Ticker symbols are a kind of shorthand for identifying particular issues and tracking their performance. But like shorthand, they have a language all their own. To navigate through the maze of symbols, it pays...
What Do Economic Indicators Mean to the Average Person?
Economic indicators are a quantifiable measure of the opportunities, choices, challenges and risks that each of us face and that matter to all of us. Measures of national job creation and unemployment, wealth and poverty, and inflation and interest rates provide guideposts for governments, markets and individuals. While such indicators may seem impersonal, they have a profound impact on our personal circumstances and daily financial decisions—decisions such as whether to ask for a raise, close...
Japan
By Minami FunakoshiTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's consumer prices were expected to fall in June for the fourth straight month, a Reuters poll found, keeping alive market expectations the central bank will expand an already massive stimulus program to hit its 2 percent price goal.Separate data next week is also expected to show exports slumped in June from a year earlier, a sign the economy is suffering from the hit from a strong yen and global uncertainties after Britain's vote to leave...