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Candlestick Chart
Originating in Japan over 300 years ago, candlestick charts have become quite popular in recent ...
Central Bank
A central bank, reserve bank or monetary authority, is an entity responsible for the monetary policy...
Chartist
Another name for a technical analyst. This is a person who uses charts to identify patterns that can...
Choice Market
A market in which the spread between the bid and the ask for a given financial instrument is zero - ...
Chooser Option
An option where the investor has the opportunity to choose whether the option is a put or call at a ...
Clearing
The procedure by which an organization acts as an intermediary and assumes the role of a buyer and ...
Contagion
The likelihood of significant economic changes in one country spreading to other countries. This can...
Commission
A service charge assessed by an agent in return for arranging the purchase or sale of a security or ...
Confirmation
A document exchanged by counterparts to a transaction that confirms the terms of said transaction.
Contract
The standard unit of trading.
Counterparty
The participant, either a bank or customer, with whom the financial transaction is made.
Country Risk
The risk associated with government intervention (does not include central bank intervention). ...
Cross Rate
Rates between two currencies, neither of which is the US Dollar.
Currency
A generally accepted form of money, including coins and paper notes, which is issued by a government...
Currency Risk
A form of risk that arises from the change in price of one currency against another. Whenever ...
Capacity Utilization Rate
 Measures the percentage of available resources being utilized by factories, mines and utilities. A ...
Capital Spending
 Measures the total amount of new capital expenditures by private businesses. A rising trend has a ...
CBI Industrial Trends Orders
 The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Industrial Trends Orders measures the value of new ...
CGPI
 The Corporate Goods Price Index (CGPI) measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate of price ...
Chicago PMI
 The National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM) Chicago Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) ...
Claimant Count Change
 Measures the change in number of people claiming unemployment related benefits during the previous ...
Company Gross Operating Profits
 Measures the total amount of pre-tax profits earned by businesses with greater than 20 employees. A...
Composite Leading Indicators
 Measures overall economic health by combining ten leading indicators including average weekly ...
Construction PMI
 The Construction Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
Construction Spending
 Measures the total amount spent by builders on public and private construction projects.
Construction Work Done
 Measures the value of all completed construction projects including new buildings and alterations ...
Consumer Climate
 Measures the mood of consumers in regard to economic conditions. The reading is derived from a ...
Consumer Confidence Index
The Nationwide Consumer Confidence Index (NCCI) measures the mood of consumers in regard to economic...
Consumer Credit
 Measures the total value of outstanding consumer installment debt, such as credit cards and auto ...
Consumer Sentiment
 Measures consumer attitudes concerning both the present situation and future expectations. It's ...
Consumption Indicator
Measures the total amount spent by consumers on goods and services. UBS publishes this indicator up ...
Core CPI - GBP
Derivative of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) that excludes the volatile Food, Energy, Alcohol and ...
Core CPI - USD
Derivative of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) that excludes the Food and Energy items. Food and ...
Core CPI - CAD
Derivative of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) that excludes the eight most volatile items, including ...
Core CPI - JPY
Derivative of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) that excludes the volatile Fresh Food items. CPI with ...
Core Durable Goods Orders
Derivative of Durable Goods Orders that excludes the Transportation components. Orders for aircraft ...
Core Machinery Orders
Measures the total value of new orders placed with machine manufacturers, excluding orders for items...
Core PCE Price Index
The Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Price Index measures the rate of inflation ...
Core PPI
Derivative of the Producer Price Index (PPI) that excludes the Food and Energy items. Although Food ...
Core Retail Sales
Derivative of Retail Sales that excludes the Automobile Sales component.
Core Tokyo CPI
Derivative of the Tokyo Consumer Price Index (CPI) that excludes the Fresh Food items. Fresh Food ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate of price changes) ...
Credit Card Spending
Measures the total credit card expenditures for brand name credit cards. A rising trend has a ...
Crude Oil Inventories
The Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Crude Oil Inventories measures the weekly increase in ...
CSPI
The Corporate Services Price Index (CSPI) measures the rate of inflation experienced by corporations...
Current Account
Measures the quarterly difference in value between imported and exported goods, services, income ...
Capacity Utilization Rate
The Capacity Utilization Rate is the percentage of production capacity being utilized in the ...
Capital Spending
Capital Spending measures the change in the overall value of capital investment made by companies. ...
CBI Distributive Trades Realized
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Distributive Trades Survey (DTS) measures the health ...
CBI Industrial Trends Orders
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Industrial Trends Orders measures the economic ...
CGPI
The Corporate Goods Price Index (CGPI) measures the change in the selling prices of goods purchased ...
Chancellor Darling Speaks
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling (June 2007 - May 2010) is to testify on financial...
Chicago Fed President Evans Speaks
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting member ...
Chicago PMI
The Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) determines the economic health of the ...
Claimant Count Change
Claimant Count Change measures the change in the number of unemployed people in the U.K. during the ...
Company Gross Operating Profits
Company Gross Operating Profits measures the change in the total value of profits earned by private,...
Construction PMI
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Construction Purchasing Manager's Index...
Construction Spending
The Construction Spending index measures the change in the total amount spent on construction. The ...
Construction Work Done
Construction Work Done measures the change in the total value of completed construction projects. It...
CB Consumer Confidence
Conference Board (CB) Consumer Confidence measures the level of consumer confidence in economic ...
Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence measures the level of consumer confidence in economic activity. It is a leading ...
Consumer Credit
Consumer Credit measures the change in the total value of outstanding consumer credit that requires ...
Consumption Indicator
The UBS Consumption Indicator is a leading indicator of private consumption trends. This indicator ...
Core CPI
The Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changes in the price of goods and services, ...
Core CPI
The Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changes in the price of goods and services, ...
Core CPI
The Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changes in the price of goods and services, ...
Core Durable Goods Orders
Core Durable Goods Orders measures the change in the total value of new orders for long lasting ...
Core Machinery Orders
Core Machinery Orders measures the change in the total value of new orders placed with machine ...
Core PCE Price Index
The Core Personal Consumption spending (PCE) Price Index measures the changes in the price of goods ...
Core PPI
The Core Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the change in the selling price of goods and services ...
Core Retail Sales
Core Retail Sales measures the change in the total value of sales at the retail level in the U.S., ...
Core Retail Sales
Core Retail Sales measures the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail ...
Core Retail Sales
Core Retail Sales measures the change in the total value of sales at the retail level in Canada, ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Credit Card Spending
Credit Card Spending measures the change in the credit card spending by individuals. It is closely ...
Crude Oil Inventories
The Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Crude Oil Inventories measures the weekly change ...
CSPI
The Corporate Services Price Index (CSPI) measures the change in the price of goods sold by ...
Current Account
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
Current Account
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
Current Account
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
Current Account
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
Current Account
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
Current Account
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
CB Leading Index
The Conference Board (CB) Leading Index is a composite index based on seven economic indicators, ...
CB Leading Index
The Conference Board (CB) Leading Index is a composite index based on 10 economic indicators, that ...
Core CPI
The Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services purchased...
Challenger Job Cuts
Challenger Job Cuts measures the change in the number of job cuts announced by ...
Commodity Prices
Commodity Prices measures the change in the selling price of exported commodities. The commodity ...
Capacity Utilization Rate
The Capacity Utilization Rate is the percentage of production capacity being utilized in Canada ...
Corporate Profits
Corporate Profits measures the change in the total value of profits earned by corporations. This ...
Czech CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Czech GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Czech Interest Rate Decision
The Czech National Bank (CNB) Monetary Policy Committee's decision on where to set the ...
Chinese CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Chinese Fixed Asset Investment
Chinese Fixed Asset Investment measures the change in the total spending on non-rural capital ...
Chinese GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Chinese Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Chinese M2 Money Stock
Monetary aggregates, known also as "money supply", is the quantity of currency available ...
Chinese PPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the change in the price of goods sold by manufacturers. It ...
Chinese Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Chinese Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services ...
Chain Store Sales
Chain Store Sales measures monthly sales volumes at the largest retail chain stores. The data has a ...
Chilean CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Chilean Unemployment Rate
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
Chilean Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services ...
Chilean GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Chilean Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Chilean Interest Rate Decision
The Banco de Chile (Bank of Chile) Monetary Policy Committee's decision on where to set the ...
Chilean Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Colombian CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Colombian GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Colombian Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Colombian Interest Rate Decision
The Banco de la Republica Colombia (Bank of Colombia) Monetary Policy Committee's decision on ...
Continuing Jobless Claims
Continuing Jobless Claims measures the number of unemployed individuals who qualify for benefits ...
Chicago Fed National Activity
A monthly report by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank that tracks economic activity in the 7th ...
Chilean Economic Activity
The Economic Activity Index provides an early estimate for real gross domestic (GDP) performance in ...
Chinese FDI
Foreign capital actually utilized refers to the amount which has been actually used according to the...
Chinese Manufacturing PMI
China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) provides an early indication each month of ...
Chinese Exports
Exports of goods and services consist of transactions in goods and services (sales, barter, gifts or...
Chinese HSBC Services PMI
The Chinese HSBC Services PMI is compiled by questionnaires sent to purchasing executives in over ...
CB Employment Trends Index
The eight labor-market indicators listed below aggregated into the Employment Trends Index. ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Core PPI
The Core Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the change in the selling price of goods and services ...
Core CPI
The Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changes in the price of goods and services, ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Chinese CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
China House Prices
The HPI is based on transactions involving conventional and conforming mortgages - only on ...
Chinese HSBC Manufacturing PMI
The Chinese HSBC Manufacturing PMI is a composite indicator designed to provide an overall view of ...
Chilean Copper Production
The figure measures the Changes in the volume of the physical output of the nation's cooper ...
Czech Construction Output
Construction output includes construction work done by enterprises with prevailing construction ...
Czech HSBC Markit PMI
The Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing managers in the manufacturing sector. A ...
Czech Retail Sales
Retail Sales measures the change in the total value of sales at the retail level. It is the foremost...
Czech Unemployment Rate
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
Chinese Non-Manufacturing PMI
China Non-Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) provides an early indication each month of ...
Core PPI output
The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures average changes in prices received by domestic producers for...
Core PPI output
The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures average changes in prices received by domestic producers for...
Core RPI
The Retail Price Index was first calculated for June 1947 and was the principal official measure of ...
Core RPI
The Retail Price Index was first calculated for June 1947 and was the principal official measure of ...
Core Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Core Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Current Account (USD)
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
Chinese FX Reserves (USD)
Chinese FX Reserves measures the foreign assets held or controlled by the country's central ...
Chinese Imports
Chinese Imports measures all goods and services brought into the country from another country in a ...
Chinese GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Cleveland CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Challenger Job Cuts
Challenger Job Cuts, released by Challenger, Grey & Christmas monthly, provides information on ...
Core PCE Price Index
The Core PCE price Index is the less volatile measure of the PCE price index which excludes the more...
Chain Store Sales
The ICSC weekly U.S. retail chain store sales index measures nominal same-store or comparable-store ...
Chain Store Sales
The ICSC weekly U.S. retail chain store sales index measures nominal same-store or comparable-store ...
Consumer Inflation Expectation
Consumer Inflation Expectation number is a report by Eurostat that tries to forecast inflation ...
Core CPI
Harmonised Index of Core Consumer Prices, is the same as Core CPI, but with a joint basket of ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
CPI ex Tobacco
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services excluding ...
CPI ex Tobacco
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services excluding ...
Capacity Utilization
Capacity utilization is a concept in economics and managerial accounting which refers to the extent ...
CGPI
The Corporate Goods Price Index measures the price movement of domestically-produced and ...
Construction Orders
Construction Orders number checks with 50 representative construction companies in Japan as ...
Current account NSA
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
Core Machinery Orders
New orders measure the value of orders received in a given period of time. A higher than expected ...
CPI Index Number
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Core CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Colombian GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Czech CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Current Account
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
Corporate Profits
Corporate profits with inventory valuation and capital consumption adjustments is the net ...