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News Update for July 2 2014

News Update for July 2 2014 News Update 9:30 UK Time – GBP Construction PMI: This is reported monthly and is showing the level of a diffusion index based on surveyed purchasing managers in the construction industry (around 170).  This is one of the leading indicators for the health of the economy. You will see [...]

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News Update for July 1, 2014

News Update for July 1, 2014 News Update 9:30 UK Time – GBP Manufacturing PMI: The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is a survey of around 600 purchasing managers, asking them to rate the level of business conditions (new orders, prices, inventories, employment, etc.). It is a number ranging from 0 to 100 and anything [...]

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News Update for June 30 2014

News Update for June 30 2014 News Update 10:00 UK Time – Euro CPI (Consumer Price Index) Flash Estimate: This is a report that is released monthly and shows in a percentage the change in price of goods and services purchased for consumer use. Once released, you can expect to see movement on the Euro [...]

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News Update for June 25 2014

News Update for June 25 2014 News Update 13:30 UK Time – USD Core Durable Goods Orders: This monthly report represents the total change in value of new purchase orders placed with manufactures of durable goods. As aircraft orders can create large volatility, they are left out in the “Core” report however at the same [...]

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News Update for June 24 2014

News Update for June 24 2014  News Update 9:30 UK Time – GBP Inflation Report Hearings: This is a quarterly event in which the Bank of England (BOE) Governor and several members will testify on inflation and the economic outlook. These hearings generally last a few hours and typically create volatility during said time. Look [...]

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News Update for June 23 2014

News Update for June 23 2014 News Update 8:00 UK Time – EUR French Flash Manufacturing PMI: Released every month, this report is based on a survey of 400 purchasing managers within France. The survey consists of questions regarding different sectors of the local economy. This is a very good future economic outlook and as [...]

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News Update for June 19 2014

News Update for June 19 2014 News Update 9:30 UK time – GBP Retail Sales: This monthly number indicates the total change in value of inflation-adjusted retail sales. As consumer spending accounts for a majority of the overall economic activity, this is an important number. As such, you can expect to see some higher volatility [...]

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News Update for June 18 2014

News Update for June 18 2014 News Update 9:30 UK Time – GBP Asset Purchase Facility Votes & Official Bank Rate Votes: The Bank of England’s (BOE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will be releasing to vote reports. The first will be the MPC’s vote on the official bank rate and the other will be the [...]

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News Update for June 17 2014

News Update for June 17 2014 News Update 9:30 UK Time – GBP CPI: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a monthly report showing in a percentage rate, the change in price of both consumer goods and services. Considered the most important inflation data for the UK, once released, we should see high volatility in [...]

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News Update for June 12, 2014

News Update for June 12, 2014 News Update 13:30 UK Time – USD Core Retail Sales: This is a monthly number that shows in a percentage the change in value of all retail sales excluding automobiles. As cars make up around 20% of retail sales, another report, “Retail Sales”, is released at the same time [...]