Category Archives: Economic Growth

European Economic Forecasts and Trading the Euro

The European Commission (EC) published economic forecasts for European Union countries on May 5th 2014. The forecasts are produced by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN). Forex trading is strongly affected by economic growth. Reading the latest EC forecasts I was struck by how optimistic they are compared to recent private sector forecasts. In this article […]

The Best Economic Indicators for Measuring Economic Trends

Many traders and investors carefully watch the release of economic indicators such as PMI data to get a glimpse of how the economy is performing. A release that is perceived as positive or negative can often move the markets.  However, it is not always clear which economic indicators are the most important In this article […]