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  1. #31

    Factory orders

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator of the needs of the durable goods industry (furniture, cars and other goods with service life more than three years) and nondurable goods industry(food, clothing, etc.).

    Market impact: limited.
    If the index advance, production is actively developing and the national currency is strengthening, conversely - production deteriorates and the local currency rate falls.

    Published: early in each month.

  2. #32

    FOMC Meeting Announcement

    Index: tracking.
    The United States economic situation is analyzed and a decision of the future of monetary policy is came to.

    Market Impact: High.
    Meeting report has a high influence over the market and traders always pay attention to the change of monetary policy, as well as consider statements by the FOMC.

    Published: 8 times a year.

  3. #33

    FOMC Meeting Begins

    Index: tracking.
    The FOMC meeting opener.

    Market Impact: High.
    At the FOMC meeting, the current economic situation of the country is considered, the credit interest rate for federal funds negotiation and discount interest rate (refinancing rate) are admitted.

    Published: eight times a year.

  4. #34

    FOMC Meeting Minutes

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator records the bankers’ diagnosis of the economic development and monetary policy.

    Market Impact: High.
    These protocols are paid a lot of attention and have a sizeable influence over the financial markets, as define the future policy of the FOMC regarding the economy.

    Published: at the end of the meeting.

  5. #35


    Index: tracking.
    GDP report.

    Market Impact: High.
    The most important indicator of the economy, has a huge influence over the market. Quarterly GDP changes in percentage relative to the previous period marks the economic growth. Each quarter, the data may floats greatly. The net exports and cash commodity indices have a great influence over the GDP. Sales data, except the reserves, can help to identify the main trends of growth. Inventories are excluded from the sales data for the reason that it is not sold goods, and increases the GDP value, although records the economy weakness in a greater degree. Consumption, investment, the difference between exports and imports (net exports), government purchases and inventories are included in the GDP. GDP report for the quarter includes three parts: a provisional value, forecast and the final value. The final value is revised annually in July. GDP data is published on the third or fourth week of the month. This index is easily to predict by personal consumption, construction costs, sales of durable goods, inventories and information regarding international trade.

    Published: quarterly.

  6. #36

    Housing Market Index

    Index: tracking.
    Home sales data, a list of potential customers and sales forecast are taken into account in the index calculation. The computation is performed by the National Association of Home Builders.

    Market impact: limited.
    The index records the attitude of the housing construction sphere representatives in the current environment. If the index is greater than 50, it means that the majority of respondents believe the current conditions are favorable for the houses sale. The index has limited influence over the market. In case of the index advance, the dollar grows.

    Published: in the middle of each month.

  7. #37

    Housing starts

    Index: tracking.
    Indicator for number of homes that have already started to build, means the number of foundation laid. Mostly resident houses are taken into account.

    Market Impact: Limited.
    Mostly resident houses are taken into account. Index depends on the interest rates within the country, as *housebuilding is in want of the financial loan. The indicator has limited influence over the market. Сonstruction volume growth means the incomes level increase and economic growth, so has a positive effect on the rate of the national currency.

    Published: on the 3rd week of each month.

  8. #38

    HPI (Housing Price Index)

    Index: tracking.
    The index records changes in prices of houses sold compared to the previous month.

    Market Impact:
    The report is written according to the mortgage agencies data, such as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. It has a significant influence over the market, as property prices have a leading role in the financial well-being and consumer spending. The index advance helps to strengthen the dollar.

    Published: at the end of each month.

  9. #39

    ICSC - Goldman Sachs Index*or*Goldman Store Sales

    Index: tracking.
    The index is published by the investment bank Goldman Sachs. It records the amount of sales in retail chains and stores.

    Market impact: limited.
    Has little impact on the market. if the rate is high, it means that people are actively spending money, and inflation expectations are intensified.

    Published: every Tuesday.

  10. #40

    Import Prices

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator, by which import prices change is reflected.

    Market impact: limited.
    It characterizes the interest of import prices in the overall picture of consumer price changes, because consumer price index calculation is based on the prices of imported goods.The index has not a strong influence over the market. The report allows you to explore how the foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations have an effect on the market. The import prices are falling in case of the national currency is stable.

    Published: in the middle of each month.

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