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  • Swiss KOF Leading Indicators (Jan) (3:00 AM ET)
  • Spanish GDP (QoQ) (Q4) (3:00 AM ET)
  • German CPI (MoM) (Jan) (8:00 AM ET)
  • US Core PCE Price Index (YoY) (Dec) (8:30 AM ET)
  • US Core PCE Price Index (MoM) (Dec) (8:30 AM ET)
  • US Personal Spending (MoM) (Dec) (8:30 AM ET)
  • US Pending Home Sales (MoM) (Dec) (10:00 AM ET)
  • Others include: Japan Household Spending (YoY) (Dec) (6:30 PM ET), Japan Household Spending (MoM) (Dec) (6:30 PM ET), Japan Jobs/ Applications Ratio (Dec) (6:30 PM ET), Japan Industrial Production (MoM) (Dec) (6:50 PM ET), Australia NAB Business Confidence (Dec) (7:30 PM ET), Australia Private Sector Credit (MoM) (Dec) (7:30 PM ET), Japan BoJ Interest Rate Decision (Tentative)


    Central Bank Speak

  • Japan BoJ Monetary Policy Statement (YoY) (Tentative)
  • Japan BoJ Outlook Report (YoY) (Tentative)

  • Potential Catalysts

    • CHF

    The KOF Leading Indicators Index is designed to predict the direction of the economy over the following six months. The index is a composite reading of 12 economic indicators related to banking confidence, production, new orders, consumer confidence and housing. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the CHF, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the CHF.

    • EUR

    Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all goods and services produced by the economy. It is the broadest measure of economic activity and the primary indicator of the economy's health. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the EUR, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the EUR.

    • EUR

    The German Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changes in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the EUR, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the EUR.

    • USD

    The Core Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) Price Index measures the changes in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers for the purpose of consumption, excluding food and energy. Prices are weighted according to total expenditure per item. It measures price change from the perspective of the consumer. It is a key way to measure changes in purchasing trends and inflation. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.

    • USD

    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Pending Home Sales Report measures the change in the number of homes under contract to be sold but still awaiting the closing transaction, excluding new construction. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.

    • JPY

    Household Spending measures the change in the inflation-adjusted value of all expenditures by consumers. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the JPY, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the JPY.

    • JPY

    Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced by manufacturers, mines, and utilities. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the JPY, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the JPY.

    Latest News Headlines

    • United States and Canada
    • United Kingdom
    • Asia
    • Europe
    • Middle East

    Mubadala Development and International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) have named the new board for their US$125 billion merged company, the government announced on Saturday.

    May has made rebalancing the heavily services-based economy one of her top priorities since coming to office last July, as a way to deal with the economic impact of Britain's exit from the European Union.

    • Technical Analysis

    Long positions above 1212.00 with targets at 1219.50 & 1223.00 in extension. Alternative Scenario: Below 1212.00 look for further downside with 1209.00 & 1204.50 as targets.

    Long positions above 52.95 with targets at 53.46 & 53.68 in extension. Alternative Scenario: Below 52.95 look for further downside with 52.68 & 52.52 as targets.

    Japan's foreign policy this year is drifting into uncharted waters inhabited by President-elect Donald Trump.

    Following tougher home-buying rules to contain speculation and hold surging prices in check, property sales will grow at a slower pace next year, said Zhang.

    Half of Europe's unemployed have been out of a job for about a year, and two-thirds have been out of a job for more than two years.

    Germany's employment figures for December were better than those from the previous year, the federal jobs agency has reported.

    Stakeholder has expressed fears that Donald Trump's emergence as United States (U.S.) president will pose a major threat to African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).

    Working against the rand are concerns a Trump presidency will force the Federal Reserve to quicken the pace of interest rate increases, eroding the extra returns from riskier emerging-market assets.

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