October 2nd-6th, 2017
In observance of the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day, banks and other financial institutions in China will be closed. Since these account for a major portion of the country s daily trading volume, lower liquidity and volatility could be expected in Chinese market during these times.
October 6th, 2017
The NFP report is one of the most influential reports released out of the US. It is considered a leading indicator of the American economy s health and stability and could potentially impact leading indices such as the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq. It also has the potential to impact the USD.
October 11th, 2017
Other than the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) rate decision, the minutes are considered the most influential of the committee s releases. This document details the various subjects discussed by the committee members at their recent meeting and could provide insight into the Fed s future monetary policy.
October 25th, 2017
Released quarterly, the Prelim Report is the first of three reports regarding the UK s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Followed by the second estimate and final estimate, each released a month apart, this report gives the first insight into the current state of the UK s economy. The prelim report is considered the most influential of the three, as it is the first to be released.
October 25th, 2017
Released 8 times per year, this interest rate decision carries great significance for the Canadian economy. It affects Canadian firms, indices and the Canadian dollar.
October 26th, 2017
This rate decision serves as a key method for the European Central Bank to enforce its monetary policies. The decision is followed by a press conference with ECB President Mario Draghi and has the potential to impact the Euro and leading European indices such as the DAX and CAC.
October 27th, 2017
This is the first of three quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reports – Advance, Preliminary and Final. The Advance report is considered to have the highest impact of the three since it is the earliest indication of the performance of the US economy over the past quarter.
October 31st, 2017
Released 8 times per year, this rate decision has the potential to impact both Japanese companies and the Japanese Yen. Subsequently, volatility is often experienced in Japan s Nikkei index around the time of the announcement, as well as other leading indices in Asia.
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