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Time Region Importance Event Period Previous Forecast Actual
Thursday, February 21, 2019
12:00
United Kingdom
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MPC Member Andy Haldane Speaks
12:30
Eurozone
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ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts
12:50
U.S.
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FOMC Member Bostic Speaks
13:30
Eurozone
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ECB's Peter Praet Speaks
13:30
Canada
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Wholesale Sales, m/mDecember-1.1%-0.1%0.3%
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventWholesale Sales, m/m
DescriptionThe indicator represents the total sales for the accounting period at the wholesale level.
Impact on the marketIt has a limited influence on the Canadian dollar dynamics. The index growth or the actual value rise, exceeding the forecast is a positive sign for the Canadian currency.
SourceStatistics Canada
13:30
U.S.
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Continuing Jobless Claims178017401725
13:30
U.S.
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Initial Jobless Claims239229216
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventInitial Jobless Claims
DescriptionThe Index represents the initial jobless claims (the initial claim is the claim applied for unemployment benefits for the first time in five years). The index is released weekly. Obtained figures are sometimes distorted by short term factors such as federal or local holidays. This indicator is a sort of guide to determine the coming basic data as for the US labor market (unemployment rate and number or new job vacancies opened in non-agricultural sector of the US economy).
Impact on the marketThe index has generally a moderate influence over the Dollar dynamics. Depending on the market situations, the index growth may have both positive and negative influence on the US currency.
SourceU.S. Department of Labor
13:30
U.S.
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Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing SurveyFebruary1714.0-4.1
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventPhiladelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey
DescriptionThe Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank business index represents the Philadelphia manufacturers survey results as for their attitude towards the current national economy situation. The figures below zero demonstrate the national economic development retardation. The index is published a little bit earlier than the managers index for ISM purchases and may give an idea of the resulting national business index level.
Impact on the marketThe index has a significant influence on the markets. The index growth or the value rise exceeding the forecast can be either positive or negative for the Dollar depending on the existing situation.
SourceFederal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
13:30
U.S.
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Durable Goods Orders December1%1.5%1.2%
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventDurable Goods Orders
DescriptionThe index reflects the alteration of the amount of orders, for the durable goods received by manufacturers (the goods with the length of life more than 3 years, such as cars, furniture, various appliances, etc.). The index is a very important marketfactor,since it gives an idea of the production consumers’ confidence in the existing economic situation. Since the durable goods are quite expensive, the increased amount of orders for such goods demonstrates the consumers’ readinessfor the expenses. The index calculation has aseparatedisplay ofthe orders alteration, excluding transport and the defense industry orders, what makes it more volatile.
Impact on the marketThe index growth is a positive factor of the economic development. The index significant variance from the forecasted values may have a strong effect on the markets. Depending on the market situation the index value may be both positive and negative for the Dollar.
SourceU.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce
13:30
U.S.
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Durable Goods Orders ex Transportation December-0.2%0.3%0.1%
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventDurable Goods Orders ex Transportation
DescriptionThe index reflects the alteration of the amount of orders, for the durable goods received by manufacturers (the goods with the length of life more than 3 years, such as cars, furniture, various appliances, etc.). The index is a very important marketfactor,since it gives an idea of the production consumers’ confidence in the existing economic situation. Since the durable goods are quite expensive, the increased amount of orders for such goods demonstrates the consumers’ readinessfor the expenses. The index calculation has aseparatedisplay ofthe orders alteration, excluding transport and the defense industry orders, what makes it more volatile.
Impact on the marketThe index growth is a positive factor of the economic development. The index significant variance from the forecasted values may have a strong effect on the markets. Depending on the market situation the index value may be both positive and negative for the Dollar.
SourceU.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce
13:30
U.S.
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Durable goods orders ex defenseDecember0.0%0.4%1.8%
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventDurable goods orders ex defense
DescriptionThe index reflects the alteration of the amount of orders, for the durable goods received by manufacturers (the goods with the length of life more than 3 years, such as cars, furniture, various appliances, etc.). The index is a very important marketfactor,since it gives an idea of the production consumers’ confidence in the existing economic situation. Since the durable goods are quite expensive, the increased amount of orders for such goods demonstrates the consumers’ readinessfor the expenses. The index calculation has aseparatedisplay ofthe orders alteration, excluding transport and the defense industry orders, what makes it more volatile.
Impact on the marketThe index growth is a positive factor of the economic development. The index significant variance from the forecasted values may have a strong effect on the markets. Depending on the market situation the index value may be both positive and negative for the Dollar.
SourceU.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce
14:45
U.S.
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Manufacturing PMIFebruary54.954.753.7
14:45
U.S.
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Services PMIFebruary54.254.356.2
15:00
U.S.
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Leading Indicators January0.0%0.1%-0.1%
 
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EventLeading Indicators
DescriptionIt is an average index, calculated on the basis of several macroeconomic indicators. Calculationof this indexis made with the account of the data on production orders, applications for unemployment benefits, rates of money supply, average workweek, building permits, common stocks prices, orders for durable goods and consumer confidence index.The index characterizes the economic developmentwithin the next 6 months. There is also a rule of thumb, stating that the negative output of the index value within three consecutive months indicates economic recession.
Impact on the marketIt has a little impact on the market, as it isgiven after a month from the reporting period, when practically all the major indicators used in its calculation, have already been published.
SourceConference Board
15:00
U.S.
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Existing Home Sales January554.94
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventExisting Home Sales
DescriptionThe index represents the quantity of homes sold in the US real estate secondary market. It may give an idea of the consumers’ optimistic sentiment (consumers’ confidence) as well as about the power to purchase high-priced goods. These data are subject of season fluctuations due to the real estate market peculiarities. The indicator is published within the yearly pace of sales with seasonal adjustment (seasonally-adjusted volume of sales is multiplied by 12).
Impact on the marketIt has a moderate influence on the markets. The index growth or the value rise exceeding the forecast can be either positive or negative for the Dollar depending on the existing situation.
SourceNational Association of Realtors
16:00
U.S.
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Crude Oil InventoriesFebruary3.6333.083.672
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventCrude Oil Inventories
DescriptionIt represents the change in oil stock level in barrels. It is the guide of the demand level.
Impact on the marketIt has almost no influence on the dynamics of the dollar. This indicator is More important for the oil market.
SourceEnergy Information Administration
17:50
Canada
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BOC Gov Stephen Poloz Speaks
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EventBOC Gov Stephen Poloz Speaks
DescriptionStephen Poloz started his work at the position of the Bank of Canada Governor in June 2013. As current governor of the Bank of Canada who controls short-term interest rates, his influence on the country currency, is stronger than anyone else’s. Traders closely follow his reports as they may contain certain signals related to the future Central Bank monetary policy.
Impact on the marketThe tougher line regarding the inflation and better forecast are considered to be positive factors for the Canadian Dollar. Expressed concerns regarding the economic slowdown are a negative factor for the Canadian currency.
SourceBank of Canada
22:30
Australia
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RBA's Governor Philip Lowe Speaks
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EventRBA's Governor Philip Lowe Speaks
DescriptionPhilip Lowe is the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) since September 2016. His comments are of high importance and are always monitored by market players, as long as they may send out signals regarding future decisions of the RBA monetary policy.
Impact on the marketThe commentaries that are tougher than the market expectations are considered to be a positive factor for the Australian Dollar. More conservative tone as for the further monetary policy behavior may result in the Australian currency fall.
SourceReserve Bank of Australia
23:30
Japan
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National CPI Ex-Fresh Food, y/yJanuary0.7%0.8%0.8%
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventNational CPI Ex-Fresh Food, y/y
DescriptionIt is the consumer prices index, excluding the volatile fresh food items costs. The index calculation unadjusted for the highly volatile components allows for the correct estimation of inflation rate changes for an accounting period.
Impact on the marketGenerally the index has a moderate influence on the Yen dynamics.
SourceMinistry of Internal Affairs and Communications
23:30
Japan
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National Consumer Price Index, y/yJanuary0.3%0.2%0.2%
 
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EventNational Consumer Price Index, y/y
DescriptionThe index monitors retail price changes for goods and services included into the consumer goods basket. The index calculation includes food and clothing prices, education expenditures, as well as prices for public health services, transportation, utility payments and leisure. The index is a monthly calculated value and is the basic indicator of the inflation rate in any country including the Japan. It is considered to be the most important inflationary indicator. The high rate of inflation raises the chances of the bank’s rate increase by the national Central Bank. Low inflation rate allows for more active economic stimulation by the Central Bank, and decreases the bank rate or applies quantitative easing in particular (when it is necessary).
Impact on the marketGenerally the index has a moderate influence on the Yen dynamics.
SourceMinistry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Friday, February 22, 2019
07:00
Germany
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GDP (YoY)Quarter IV1.1%0.6%0.6%
 
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EventGDP (YoY)
DescriptionThe indicator represents alteration of the market value for all goods and services meant for use and manufactured over a certain period of time in all economic sectors to be used on a country’sterritory,exported or collected regardless the ethnic background of the employed production factors. It is the most complete indicator of the economic climate.
Impact on the marketThe index is taken into account by the market. The index growth is a positive factor for the Euro.
SourceFederal Statistical Office of Germany
07:00
Germany
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GDP (QoQ)Quarter IV-0.2%0%0%
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventGDP (QoQ)
DescriptionThe indicator represents alteration of the market value for all goods and services meant for use and manufactured over a certain period of time in all economic sectors to be used on a country’sterritory,exported or collected regardless the ethnic background of the employed production factors. It is the most complete indicator of the economic climate.
Impact on the marketThe index is taken into account by the market. The index growth is a positive factor for the Euro.
SourceFederal Statistical Office of Germany
09:00
Germany
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IFO - Current Assessment February104.5103.9103.4
09:00
Germany
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IFO - Expectations February94.394.293.8
09:00
Germany
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IFO - Business ClimateFebruary99.39998.5
 
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EventIFO - Business Climate
DescriptionThe index represents the situation of the business sentiment in the EU largest economy, which is Germany. The index calculation is based on the survey of about 7000 business managers who evaluate the relative level of doing business and expectations for the next 6 months. The value below 100 is the indicator of the economic growth slowdown. The value above 100 shows growing optimism among businessmen. The indicator’s value may vary in the range between 80 and 120, while the level of business activity adopted in 2005 is 100.
Impact on the marketThe index has a moderate influence on the Euro dynamics, but closely followed by the market participants. The index growth or the actual value rise, exceeding the forecast is a positive sign for the Euro.
SourceCESifo Group
10:00
Eurozone
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Harmonized CPIJanuary0%-1.1%
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventHarmonized CPI
DescriptionThe indicator monitors retail price changes for goods and services included into the consumer goods basket. The index calculation includes food and clothing prices, education expenditures, as well as prices for public health services, transportation, utility payments and leisure. The index is a monthly calculated value and is the basic indicator of the inflation rate in any country including European Union on the whole. It is considered to be the most important inflationary indicator. The Central Bank generally sets up the inflationary target level that allows for the optimal economic development rate for the country. The ECB target inflationary level is 2%. The high rate of inflation raises the chances to increase the bank rate by the national Central Bank. Low inflation rate allows for more active economic stimulation by the Central Bank, and decreases the bank rate or applies quantitative easing in particular (whenever it is necessary). The index has preliminary and final values that are released after 15 days from the preliminary data publication.
Impact on the marketIndex growth or the actual value rise, exceeding the forecast is a positive sign for the Euro. Significant forecast variations may have a strong influence on the European currency dynamics.
SourceEurostat
10:00
Eurozone
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Harmonized CPI ex EFAT, Y/YJanuary1%1.1%
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventHarmonized CPI ex EFAT, Y/Y
DescriptionIt is the consumer prices index, excluding the volatile energy and food items costs. The Central Bank often uses exactly this index on mid-term prospects (3-6 months) as inflationary target level inflation in the country. The index calculation unadjusted for the highly volatile components allows for the correct estimation of inflation rate changes for an accounting period.
Impact on the marketIndex growth or the actual value rise, exceeding the forecast is a positive sign for Euro. In case of significant forecast variations may have a strong influence on the European currency dynamics.
SourceEurostat
10:00
Eurozone
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Harmonized CPI, Y/YJanuary1.6%1.4%
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventHarmonized CPI, Y/Y
DescriptionThe indicator monitors retail price changes for goods and services included into the consumer goods basket. The index calculation includes food and clothing prices, education expenditures, as well as prices for public health services, transportation, utility payments and leisure. The index is a monthly calculated value and is the basic indicator of the inflation rate in any country including European Union on the whole. It is considered to be the most important inflationary indicator. The Central Bank generally sets up the inflationary target level that allows for the optimal economic development rate for the country. The ECB target inflationary level is 2%. The high rate of inflation raises the chances to increase the bank rate by the national Central Bank. Low inflation rate allows for more active economic stimulation by the Central Bank, and decreases the bank rate or applies quantitative easing in particular (whenever it is necessary). The index has preliminary and final values that are released after 15 days from the preliminary data publication.
Impact on the marketIndex growth or the actual value rise, exceeding the forecast is a positive sign for the Euro. Significant forecast variations may have a strong influence on the European currency dynamics.
SourceEurostat
11:00
United Kingdom
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CBI retail sales volume balanceFebruary0
 
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EventCBI retail sales volume balance
DescriptionThe sentiment index is calculated by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) based on the survey of top management of about 160 retail and wholesale companies, that evaluate the relative level of current sales quantity. The index value above zero implies sales growth, below means slowdown.
Impact on the marketThe index has a marginal influence on the Pound dynamics since it has little relation to the actual economic situation.
SourceCBI
13:15
U.S.
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FOMC Member Bostic Speaks
13:30
Canada
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Retail Sales YoYDecember0.5%
 
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EventRetail Sales YoY
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Source
13:30
Canada
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Retail Sales, m/mDecember-0.9%-0.3%
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventRetail Sales, m/m
DescriptionThe Index shows the volume of sales change in the retailing sector. It characterizes the consumer expenses and demand level. Besides the basic value, the index calculates the value excluding auto sales due to their highly variable nature. The index that does not include the auto sales represents more objective information.
Impact on the marketThe index growth or the actual value rise exceeding the forecast is a positive sign for the Canadian Dollar.
SourceStatistics Canada
13:30
Canada
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Retail Sales ex Autos, m/mDecember-0.6%-0.3%
 
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DatePreviousForecastActual
EventRetail Sales ex Autos, m/m
DescriptionThe Index shows the volume of sales change in the retailing sector. It characterizes the consumer expenses and demand level. Besides the basic value, the index calculates the value excluding auto sales due to their highly variable nature. The index that does not include the auto sales represents more objective information.
Impact on the marketThe index growth or the actual value rise exceeding the forecast is a positive sign for the Canadian Dollar.
SourceStatistics Canada
14:00
Belgium
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Business ClimateFebruary-1.5-2.3
 
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EventBusiness Climate
DescriptionThe index measures the business community sentiment in Belgium. The index calculation is based on the survey of about 6000 industrial top managers who evaluate the relative level of doing business and expectations for the next 6 months. The value above zero is the indicator of the sentiment improvement, below zero shows decline.
Impact on the marketThe index is closely followed by the market participants, since Belgium is considered to be a typical average level throughout the Eurozone, thus allowingevaluation of the regional state of events. It has a moderate influence on the Euro.
SourceNational Bank of Belgium
15:15
U.S.
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FOMC Member Williams Speaks
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EventFOMC Member Williams Speaks
DescriptionJohn Williams is President of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Federal Reserve FOMC members vote on where to set the nation's key interest rates and their public engagements are often used to drop subtle clues regarding future monetary policy.
Impact on the marketInvestors and traders pay attention to his commentaries in order to clear up the disposition of forces and the committee’s sentiment.
SourceFederal Reserve
15:30
Eurozone
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ECB President Mario Draghi Speaks
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EventECB President Mario Draghi Speaks
DescriptionMario Draghi was appointed as European Central Bank President in November 2011 for eight years term. ECB head commentaries may have a strong influence on the market especially when ECB is expected to take non-standard measures and changes in the monetary policy trend. His commentaries are highly important and are always closely followed by market players since they may contain certain signals as for the prospective ECB monetary policy decisions.
Impact on the marketThe commentaries tougher than the market expectations are positive factor for the Euro. More reserved tone regarding the further steps of the monetary policy may cause the common currency decline.
SourceEuropean Central Bank
17:00
U.S.
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FOMC Member Clarida Speaks
18:00
U.S.
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Baker Hughes Oil Rig CountFebruary857
 
18:30
U.S.
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FOMC Member Quarles Speaks
18:30
U.S.
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FOMC Member Harker Speaks
22:30
U.S.
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FOMC Member Williams Speaks
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EventFOMC Member Williams Speaks
DescriptionJohn Williams is President of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Federal Reserve FOMC members vote on where to set the nation's key interest rates and their public engagements are often used to drop subtle clues regarding future monetary policy.
Impact on the marketInvestors and traders pay attention to his commentaries in order to clear up the disposition of forces and the committee’s sentiment.
SourceFederal Reserve
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