September 1st, 2017
Released monthly, the NFP report is considered one of the leading indicators of the American economy s health. Traders and investors follow it closely, as it has the potential to impact the US dollar and leading indices such as the Dow Jones and S&P 500.
September 6th, 2017
The Bank of Canada announces its interest rate decision 8 times per year. This decision carries great significance for the Canadian economy and could cause significant volatility in the Canadian Dollar.
September 7th, 2017
The bid rate decision is one of the main tools used by the ECB for communicating its monetary policy. The rate decision can cause great volatility for the Euro and has an impact on major European indices, such as the German DAX and French CAC.
September 14th, 2017
Switzerland s economy carries a lot of influence, and therefore, the country s central bank s rate decision garners a lot of attention. Released quarterly, the rate decision can affect the Swiss Franc and other currencies and indices in global markets.
September 20th, 2017
Perhaps the single most influential economic event in the US, the Federal Open Market Committee always carries great significance for the US Dollar and other financial instruments in the US. Alongside the rate decision, the statement given by the Fed Chair, Janet Yellen, can carry long-term effects on the economy, since it provides information on the Fed s monetary policy.
September 21st, 2017
Being the world s third-largest economy, the Bank of Japan s interest rate has a tremendous impact on the Japanese Yen, the Nikkei index and other important market-movers in Asia. Released 8 times per year, this rate decision can also have an impact on prominent companies in the heavily export-dependant Japanese market.
September 24th, 2017
Chancellor Angela Merkel will be seeking a fourth term to maintain her power as one of the most influential leaders in the world. However, the winds in Germany are changing, and Merkel could find herself in an uphill battle against challengers from both the left and the right. Regardless of who wins, the election has the potential to cause volatility for the DAX, the Euro and other major indices and instruments in Europe.
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