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Fundamental analysis refers to the study of the core underlying elements that influence the economy of a particular entity. It is a method of study that attempts to predict price action and market trends by analyzing economic indicators, government policy and societal factors (to name just a few elements) within a business cycle framework. For forex traders, the fundamentals are everything that makes a country tick. From interest rates and central bank policy to natural disasters, the fundamentals are a dynamic mix of distinct plans, erratic behaviors and unforeseen events. Therefore, it is best to get a handle on the most influential contributors to this diverse mix than it is to formulate a comprehensive list of all "The Forex Fundamentals."

FOMC To Determine Near-Term US Dollar Direction Print E-mail
Weekly Forex Fundamentals | Written by Admiral Markets | Dec 15 14 13:53 GMT
Last week, with lesser releases scheduled for publication, the US Dollar registered heavy losses against majority of its counterparts as market players remained cautious about the FOMC outcome, scheduled during the current week. However, the consumer centric details, Retail Sales and the Preliminary reading of UoM Consumer Sentiment, remained upbeat and minimized some of the losses piled during the early week days.
Weekly Wrap: All Focus Now Shifting To FOMC Print E-mail
Weekly Forex Fundamentals | Written by ThinkForex | Dec 15 14 02:38 GMT
US Dollar: The main focus for the markets is the FOMC meeting and projections and whether or not the key words 'considerable time' will be removed form their statement. The markets have been pricing in the removal so if they remian we can expect USD to take a knock on the head as a result.
Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary Print E-mail
Weekly Forex Fundamentals | Written by Wells Fargo Securities | Dec 13 14 03:16 GMT
Economic data this week was upbeat reinforcing our view for continued robust growth in the fourth quarter. The most impressive data point this week came from the November retail sales report that showed sales climbing 0.7 percent for the month while October sales were revised higher. With the strong pace of sales, inventory building in the fourth quarter looks like it will only slightly add to growth. Inflation data for November reflected the continued slide in oil prices with declines in both the producer price index and the import price index. The Labor Department's job openings data continued to reflect a tightening labor market as the number of job openings continue to climb.
The Weekly Bottom Line Print E-mail
Weekly Forex Fundamentals | Written by TD Bank Financial Group | Dec 13 14 03:00 GMT
It was a crude start to the week for U.S. financial markets, with last Friday's blockbuster payrolls report quickly fading into the background as the theme of weaker global growth stepped back into the lime light. Both the S&P500 and DJ30 retreated on the week, falling by 2.8% and 2.7%, respectively. Industrial commodities also continued their descent lower, with the WTI benchmark reaching a fresh new low $58 a barrel, as growing inventories and downwardly revised demand forecasts by both OPEC and the EIA weighed on the price of crude.
If PM Abe's Victory is in the Bag, What Does That Mean for JPY? Print E-mail
Weekly Forex Fundamentals | Written by | Dec 13 14 02:49 GMT
On Sunday 14th December, Japan will head to the polls to vote in the Lower House Election. This snap election was called by President Abe to ensure that he has the public's backing for his economic reform plans after the economy contracted in the third quarter. Ironically, as the election has neared, Abe has distanced himself from his economic reform program and plans to reign in Japan's huge debt. For example, he has delayed the second installment of the increase in the sales tax, instead focusing on ways to add more stimulus and end the economic malaise that Japan finds itself in.
Weekly Focus: Proactive Rate Cut from Norges Bank Print E-mail
Weekly Forex Fundamentals | Written by Danske Bank | Dec 13 14 02:38 GMT
Markets correct, but it is likely to be temporary. The short-term outlook for oil is weak. Lower oil prices give stronger baseline growth but higher tail risk. Euro area is bottoming, US looks strong. Norges Bank delivered a surprise rate cut and its new interest rate path suggests a 50- 50 probability of a rate cut again before June.
Week in FX - Risk Steadies Dollar Ahead of Elections and FOMC Print E-mail
Weekly Forex Fundamentals | Written by MarketPulse | Dec 13 14 02:35 GMT
Investors have just completed navigating through a week that was not for the fainthearted. The market was peppered with news of new record lows for crude (West Texas Intermediate +$58.80, down -10% on the week and -20%, month-over-month), the Russian rouble's nosedive ($57.98, down -44% year-to-date), and a massive scramble to own less risky assets like U.S. Treasurys (10's +2.125%) and Bunds (10's +0.638).
Fewer Economic Releases Might Trigger US Dollar Pull-Back Print E-mail
Weekly Forex Fundamentals | Written by Admiral Markets | Dec 08 14 12:50 GMT
Friday's blockbuster Non-farm payrolls (NFP) data and upward revision of September and October readings helped the US Dollar to register yet another week of strong gains, lifting the overall US Dollar Index (I.USDX) to its highest level since April 2006. Before the release of strong jobs report, encouraging US ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI figures also supported the US Dollar during the early part of the week.
Weekly Wrap: Dollar Bulls Continue To Dictate Print E-mail
Weekly Forex Fundamentals | Written by ThinkForex | Dec 08 14 02:36 GMT
Following Friday's Nonfarm employment data the USD remains within a clear bullish trend. With 321k jobs created it is the highest level since June 2010, seeing the Dollar Index close the week at a new 4-year high and finish the strongest performing currency of the week, again.
Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary Print E-mail
Weekly Forex Fundamentals | Written by Wells Fargo Securities | Dec 06 14 02:25 GMT
Nearly every major economic indicator released this week pointed to an expanding U.S. economy. The massive 321,000-payroll gain in November was by far the biggest news. Most industries saw employment gains accelerate in the month, most notably in construction, retail trade, financial activities and professional & business services. The household survey did not corroborate the payroll number's good news, with the unemployment rate inching slightly higher on an unrounded basis. This should not cause alarm, however, as the meager 4,000 workers added in November followed a gargantuan 683,000 workers gained in October, putting the three-month average over 300,000. Average hourly earnings jumped 0.4 percent in the month, though are still up just 2.1 percent year over year. In addition, the work week ticked upward. More jobs, higher wages, longer hours and lower gas prices bode well for the U.S. consumer as we move further into the holiday shopping season.
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