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Forex Fundamental Analysis
Forex Fundamental Analysis
This past weekend saw the dollar rise from a near three-month low amid signs that U.S. consumer spending remains strong.
The UK has run its worst ever trade imbalance with the rest of the world in 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Unsurprisingly, given the chilly start to this economic year, the Federal Reserve would not seem to be keen to continue with its policy of moving interest rates back towards historically normal levels.
Many people are not particularly happy with Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and her recent take on the U.S. economy. The miniscule rate hike implemented in December was a mere drop in the bucket according to some analysts and many lawmakers are concerned with the chair’s future moves.
Data just released by Indian authorities suggest that the world’s most populace democracy managed to grow at a faster rate than China in Q4 2015 with growth of 7.3% compared to China’s 6.9%.
US unemployment has declined to 4.9% in January, according to the latest figures from the US Department of Labor Statistics, dipping below the 5% level seen at the end of 2015.
The Bank of Japan’s introduction of negative interest rates is one of the most significant events to hit the FX market recently.
Last week saw all of the major markets lose ground and the oil price partially relinquish earlier gains.
A controversial trade agreement, the Trans Pacific Partnership, has been agreed by the trade ministers of its twelve constituent countries and now moves to a ratification process in member states
Unemployment in the 19 member state block eased from 10.5% to 10.4% at the latest reading (November 2015); a fall in the total unemployed of 49000 people leaving 16.75 million officially counted as out of work. Across the wider EU, unemployment remained unchanged with an average figure of 9%.
The US economy managed expansion of 0.7% in Q4 over the same period in 2014, but this is down sharply on the comparable figure for Q3 when the economy managed a 2% expansion on its GDP.
Figures just released by the Office for National Statistics in the UK (ONS) provide an initial estimate of the nation’s GDP in the final quarter of 2015.
Last week saw all of the major markets regain some ground and the oil price consolidate earlier gains.
The Bank of Japan shocked markets Friday by introducing negative interest rates in an attempt to push inflation and growth by pressuring people away from saving money and towards spending more.
In a move which appears to have caught most financial analysts by surprise, the Bank of Japan has moved its interest rate into negative territory, to the tune of minus 0.1%.