CPI Consumer Price Index – Wednesday 18th March

There are two major pieces of fundamental news on the economic calendar for today in the US, first this afternoon we have the CPI figures, followed in the evening with the FOMC statement and rate announcement. Although headline US inflation continued to decline in January...

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Unemployment Rate UK – 18th March 2009

This morning on the economic calendar we have the unemployment rate in the UK, due for release at 9.30 am, with the shakeout in the labour market continuing apace, with the claimant count climbing a further 63,800 in January, whilst the more reliable LFS measure...

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MPC Meeting Minutes -18th March 2009

UK fundamental news today on the economic calendar concerns the MPC minutes, released at 9.30 UK time. At its meeting earlier in the month, not only did the MPC slice a further 50 basis points off the Bank Rate paid on commercial banks’ reserves (taking...

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US Housing Starts – 17th March 2009

On the economic calendar this afternoon we have the Housing Starts in the US. The good news was that the previously reported falls in privately owned housing starts of 15.5% in December and 15.1% in November were revised down to 14.5% and 14.6% respectively. The...

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FTSE 100 – Monday 16th March

Following the hammer reversal signal we saw in the daily FSTE 100 chart on Monday last week, we are now seeing a mirror image of this reversal being repeated on Friday, with a gapped up shooting star showing signs of weakness in the move up,...

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US Industrial Production – Monday 16th March 2009

The fundamental news for binary betting trades on Monday is centered around the US with the Industrial Production figures due for release in the afternoon ( UK time). The sharp decline in industrial sector activity observed during the final quarter of 2008, continued into the...

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Bernanke Testifies To Senate – 3rd March 2009

Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, testified to the Senate committee this afternoon, laying out the FED’s view of the current economic climate globally. The meeting takes place in two parts with a pre-prepared speech first, followed by a question and answer after, and it during...

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