Important Economic News Releases

We provide real time access to all the economic releases that may impact your trading activities. Here we rank them by their impact on the Forex market (low, medium or high impact).

High Impact News 

Fed’s Janet Yellen Speech (USD)

The Fed Governor Janet Yellen was born in 1946. She graduated summa cum laude from Pembroke College (Brown University) with a degree in economics in 1967. At Brown, Yellen had switched her planned major from philosophy to economics and was particularly influenced by professors George Borts and Herschel Grossman.[6] She received her Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1971 for a thesis titled Employment, output and capital accumulation in an open economy: a disequilibrium approach under the supervision of James Tobin and Joseph Stiglitz. In 2014 she became the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System. She delivers a press conference outlining the Fed's assessment of the current US economy and the value of the USD. Her comments may determine a short-term positive or negative trend.

Unemployment Rate (USD)
Non-farm Payrolls (USD)
Average Hourly Earnings (USD)
ISM Manufacturing (USD)
Personal Spending (USD)
FOMC Minutes (USD)
Durable Goods Orders (USD)
ECB Interest Rate Decision (EUR)
ECB Trichet's Speech (EUR)
ZEW Survey - Economic Sentiment (EUR)
IFO - Business Climate (EUR)
IFO - Expectations (EUR)
BoC Interest Rate Decision (CAD)
Gross Domestic Product (CAD)
BoE Interest Rate Decision (GBP)
Bank of England Minutes (GBP)
RBA Interest Rate Decision (AUD)
SNB Interest Rate Decision (CHF)
BoJ Interest Rate Decision (JPY)
Crude Oil Inventories

Medium Impact News 

Core Personal Consumption Expenditure - Prices Index (USD)

The Core Personal Consumption Expenditure released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis is an average amount of money that consumers spend in a month. "Core" excludes seasonally volatile products such as food and energy in order to capture an accurate calculation of the expenditure. It is a significant indicator of inflation. A high reading is bullish for the USD, while a low reading is bearish.

Pending Home Sales (USD)
ADP Employment Change (USD)
Factory Orders (USD)
Import Price Index (USD)
Industrial Production (USD)
Continuing Jobless Claims (USD)
Initial Jobless Claims (USD)
Producer Price Index ex Food & Energy (USD)
EIA Crude Oil Stocks change (USD)
Durable Goods Orders ex Transportation (USD)
Consumer Price Index (EUR)
Purchasing Manager Index Services (EUR)
Retail Sales (EUR)
Trade Balance (EUR)
Nationwide Consumer Confidence (GBP)
Producer Price Index (GBP)
CBI Industrial Trends Survey - Orders (GBP)
RBA Meeting's Minutes (AUD)
Westpac Leading Index (AUD)
Real Retail Sales (AUD)
Retail Trade (JPY)
Bank of Japan Monthly Economic Survey (JPY)
Jobless Rate (JPY)
Tokyo Consumer Price Index (JPY)
Tokyo CPI ex Food, Energy (JPY)

Low Impact News 

Personal Income (USD)

The Personal Income released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce measures the total income received by individuals, from all sources including wages and salaries, interest, dividends, rent, workers' compensation, proprietors' earnings, and transfer payments. This figure can provide insight into the US employment situation. A high reading is positive for the USD, whereas a low reading is negative.

Construction Spending (USD)
ABC/Washington Post Consumer Confidence (USD)
Non-Farm Productivity (USD)
Consumer Credit (USD)
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index (USD)
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey (USD)
Wholesale Sales (USD)
Wholesale Sales (USD)
BRC Shop Price Index (GBP)
Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (GBP)
M4 Money Supply (GBP)