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Ask Rate
The rate at which a financial instrument is offered for sale.
Asset Allocation
Investment practice that divides funds among various markets to achieve diversification for risk ...
Arbitrage
 Buying or selling of a financial instrument and simultaneous taking of an equal and opposite ...
Around
 Dealer slang used in quoting when the forward premium/discount is close to parity. For example, ...
Appreciation
 Saying about a currency that it is `appreciated` means it is strengthens in price in response to ...
Back Office
The departments and processes related to the arrangement of financial transactions.
Balance of Trade
The value of a country's exports minus its imports.
Base Currency
In general terms, the base currency is the currency in which an investor or issuer manages its book ...
Bear Market
A market characterized by declining prices.
Bid Rate
The rate at which a trader is willing to purchase a currency.
Bid/Ask Spread
The difference between the bid and offer price, and the most widely used criterion of market ...
Big Figure
Dealer slang refers to the first few digits of an exchange rate. These digits rarely change in ...
Book
In a professional trading surroundings, a ‘book’ is the summary of a trader's or desk's total ...
Broker
An individual or firm that acts as a mediator, putting together buyers and sellers for a commission....
Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944
The United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, commonly known as Bretton Woods conference, ...
Bull Market
A market characterized by rising prices.
Bundesbank
Central Bank of Germany.
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 ...
Daily Chart
A line graph that displays the intraday movements of a given security. This contrasts to longer term...
Day Trading
Refers to positions which are opened and closed on the same trading day.
Dealer
An individual who acts as a principal or counterpart to a transaction. Principals take one side of a...
Debit
An accounting entry which results in either an increase in assets or a decrease in liabilities on a ...
Debit Balance
In a margin account, money owed by the customer to the broker for funds advanced to purchase ...
Deficit
A negative balance of trade or payments.
Delivery
An FX trade where both sides make and take actual delivery of the currencies traded.
Depreciation
A decrease in the value of a particular currency relative to other currencies.
Derivative
A contract that changes in value in relation to the price movements of a related or underlying ...
Devaluation
The deliberate downward adjustment of a currency's price, normally by official announcement.
Direct Quote
A foreign exchange rate quoted as the domestic currency per unit of the foreign currency. In other ...
Dual Exchange Rate
A situation in which there is a fixed official exchange rate and an illegal market-determined ...
Econometrics
The application of statistical and mathematical methods in the field of economics to test and ...
Economic Indicator
A statistic that indicates current economic growth and stability issued by the government or a ...
Efficient Market
A market in which new information is immediately available to all investors and potential investors....
Electronic Order
An order placed electronically (without the use of a broker) either via the Internet or an ...
Electronic Trading System
Systems that allow participating exchanges to list their products for trading after the close of the...
End Of Day Order - EOD
An order to buy or sell at a specified price. This order remains open until the end of the trading ...
Equity
The dollar value of a futures trading account if all open positions were offset at the going market ...
European Monetary Union - EMU
The principal goal of the EMU is to establish a single European currency called the Euro, which will...
EURO
The currency of the European Monetary Union (EMU). A replacement for the European Currency Unit ...
Eurodollars
U.S. dollars on deposit with a bank outside of the United States and, consequently, outside the ...
European Central Bank - ECB
The Central Bank for the new European Monetary Union.
European Monetary Union - EMU
The principal goal of the EMU is to establish a single European currency called the Euro, which will...
European Terms
A method of quoting exchange rates, which measures the amount of foreign currency needed to buy one ...
Exchange Rate
The price of one currency stated in terms of another currency.
Exchange Risk Factor
The delta value of an option as computed daily by the exchange on which it is traded.
Expanded Traded Hours
Additional trading hours of specific futures and options contracts at the Chicago Board of Trade ...
Expiration Date
Generally the last date on which an option may be exercised. It is not uncommon for an option to ...
Fast Market
Rapid movement in a market caused by strong interest by buyers and/or sellers. In such circumstances...
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp
The regulatory agency responsible for administering bank depository insurance in the US. Federal...
Fill
The process of completing a customer's order to buy or sell a currency pair.
Fill price
The price at which a buy or sell order was executed.
Flat/square
Dealer jargon used to describe a position that has been completely reversed, e.g. you bought ...
FOMC
Federal Open Market Committee, the committee that sets money supply targets in the US which tend to ...
Foreign Exchange - - Forex, FX
the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another.
Forward
The pre-specified exchange rate for a foreign exchange contract settling at some agreed future date,...
Forward points
The pips added to or subtracted from the current exchange rate to calculate a forward price.
Fundamental analysis
Analysis of economic and political information with the objective of determining future movements in...
Futures Contract
An obligation to exchange a good or instrument at a set price on a future date. The primary ...
Good ‘Til Cancelled Order - GTC
An order to buy or sell at a specified price. This order remains open until filled or until the ...
Group of Eight - G-8
Eight of the world's economically leading countries that in a cooperative effort meet periodically ...
Hard Currency
A currency, usually from a highly industrialized country, that is widely accepted around the world ...
Hedge
A position or combination of positions that reduces the risk of your primary position.
Indicative Quote
In forex trading, a currency quote that is provided by a market maker to a trading party but that is...
Indirect Quote
A foreign exchange rate quoted as the foreign currency per unit of the domestic currency. In an ...
Inflation
An economic condition whereby prices for consumer goods rise, eroding purchasing power.
Initial margin
 The initial deposit of collateral required to enter into a position as a guarantee on future ...
Interbank rates
The Foreign Exchange rates at which large international banks quote other large international banks.
Interest Rate Parity
A theory that the interest rate differential between two countries is equal to the differential ...
International Monetary Fund -
An international organization created for the purpose of: 1. Promoting global monetary and ...
Leading Indicators
Statistics that are considered to predict future economic activity.
LIBOR
The London Inter-Bank Offered Rate. Banks use LIBOR when borrowing from another bank.
Limit order
An order with restrictions on the maximum price to be paid or the minimum price to be received. As ...
Liquidity
The ability of a market to accept large transaction with minimal to no impact on price stability.
Liquidation
The closing of an existing position through the execution of an offsetting transaction.
Long position
A position that appreciates in value if market prices increase.
Loonie
A slang term for a Canadian dollar. It is derived from the picture of a loon on one side of the ...
Margin
The required equity that an investor must deposit to collateralize a position.
Margin call
A request from a broker or dealer for additional funds or other collateral to guarantee performance ...
Market Maker
A dealer who regularly quotes both bid and ask prices and is ready to make a two-sided market for ...
Market Risk
Exposure to changes in market prices.
Mark-to-Market
Process of re-evaluating all open positions with the current market prices. These new values then ...
Maturity
The date for settlement or expiry of a financial instrument.
Mine and Yours
Terms used by floor traders to signify buying and selling. Mainly used in forex transactions.
Minimum Price Contract
A forward contract with a provision guaranteeing a minimum price at delivery of the underlying ...
Monetary Base
The total amount of a currency that is either circulated in the hands of the public or in the ...
Monetary Base
The total amount of a currency that is either circulated in the hands of the public or in the ...
Monetary Policy
The actions of a central bank, currency board or other regulatory committee, that determine the size...
Money Supply
The entire quantity of bills, coins, loans, credit, and other liquid instruments in a country's ...
Nominal
An unadjusted rate, value or change in value. This type of measure often reflects the current ...
Nominal Effective Exchange Rat
The unadjusted weighted average value of a country's currency relative to all major currencies being...
Non Client Order
An order on an exchange that is made by a participant firm or on behalf of a partner, officer, ...
Non-Deliverable Forward - NDF
A cash-settled, short-term forward contract on a thinly traded or non-convertible foreign currency, ...
Offer
The rate at which a dealer is willing to sell a currency.
Offsetting transaction
A trade with which serves to cancel or offset some or all of the market risk of an open position.
One Cancels the Other Order - O
A designation for two orders whereby one part of the two orders is executed the other is ...
Open order
An order that will be executed when a market moves to its designated price. Normally associated with...
Open position
A deal not yet reversed or settled with a physical payment.
Over the Counter - OTC
Used to describe any transaction that is not conducted over an exchange.
Overnight
A trade that remains open until the next business day.
Panel Bank
The name given to the group of banks contributing to the EURIBOR. This group is made up of the ...
Parallel Loan
A type of foreign exchange loan agreement that was a precursor to currency swaps. A parallel loan ...
Pips
Digits added to or subtracted from the fourth decimal place, i.e. 0.0001. Also called Points.
Political Risk
Exposure to changes in governmental policy which will have an adverse effect on an investor's ...
Position
The netted total holdings of a given currency.
Premium
In the currency markets, describes the amount by which the forward or futures price exceed the spot ...
Price Transparency
Describes quotes to which every market participant has equal access.
Quote
An indicative market price, normally used for information purposes only.
Quality Spread Differential -
In an interest rate swap, the difference between the interest rates of debt obligations offered by ...
Rate
The price of one currency in terms of another, typically used for dealing purposes.
Real Effective Exchange Rate -
The weighted average of a country's currency relative to an index or basket of other major ...
Reserve Currency
A foreign currency held by central banks and other major financial institutions as a means to pay ...
Resistance
A term used in technical analysis indicating a specific price level at which analysis concludes ...
Revaluation
An increase in the exchange rate for a currency as a result of central bank intervention. Opposite ...
Risk
Exposure to uncertain change, most often used with a negative connotation of adverse change.
Risk Management
The employment of financial analysis and trading techniques to reduce and/or control exposure to ...
Roll-Over
Process whereby the settlement of a deal is rolled forward to another value date. The cost of this ...
Settlement
The process by which a trade is entered into the books and records of the counterparts to a ...
Settlement Risk
The risk that one party will fail to deliver the terms of a contract with another party at the time ...
Short Position
An investment position that benefits from a decline in market price.
Single Payment Options Trading
A type of option product that allows an investor to set not only the conditions that need to be met ...
Spot Price
The current market price. Settlement of spot transactions usually occurs within two business days. ...
Spread
The difference between the bid and offer prices.
Sterling
slang for British Pound.
Stop Loss Order
Order type whereby an open position is automatically liquidated at a specific price. Often used to ...
Support Levels
A technique used in technical analysis that indicates a specific price ceiling and floor at which a ...
Swap
A currency swap is the simultaneous sale and purchase of the same amount of a given currency at a ...
Take-Profit Order - T/P
An order used by currency traders specifying the exact rate or number of pips from the current price...
Technical Analysis
An effort to forecast prices by analyzing market data, i.e. historical price trends and averages, ...
Thin Market
A market with few bid and ask offers. The market is characterized by low liquidity, high spreads, ...
Tomorrow Next - Tom/Next
Simultaneous buying and selling of a currency for delivery the following day.
Toraku Index
A technical indicator that compares the number of advancing stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to ...
Transaction Cost
The cost of buying or selling a financial instrument.
Transaction Date
The date on which a trade occurs.
Transaction Risk
The exchange rate risk associated with the time delay between entering into a contract and settling ...
Turnover
The total money value of all executed transactions in a given time period; volume.
Two-Way Price
When both a bid and offer rate is quoted for a FX transaction.
Uptick
A new price quote at a price higher than the preceding quote.
Uptick Rule
In the U.S., a regulation whereby a security may not be sold short unless the last trade prior to ...
US Dollar Index - USDX
A measure of the value of the U.S. dollar relative to majority of its most significant trading ...
US Prime Rate
The interest rate at which US banks will lend to their prime corporate customers
Value Date
The date on which counterparts to a financial transaction agree to settle their respective ...
Variation Margin
Funds a broker must request from the client to have the required margin deposited. The term usually ...
Volatility - Vol
A statistical measure of a market's price movements over time.
Whipsaw
Slang for a condition of a highly volatile market where a sharp price movement is quickly followed ...
Yard
Slang for a billion.
Bank Rate
The central bank is prepared to lend money to its domestic banking system at a certain rate. This ...
ADP Nonfarm Employment Change
Measures the change in number of employed people during the previous month, excluding the farming ...
Advance GDP Annualized
 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the total value of all goods and services produced by the ...
Advance GDP Deflator Annualized
 The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Deflator measures the annualized quarterly implied rate of ...
All Industries Activity Index
 Measures the change in spending for goods and services. This indicator is similar to the Tertiary ...
ANZ Commodity Price Index
 Measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate of price changes) for the nation's seventeen main ...
Average Cash Earnings
Measures the monthly change in the wages paid to jobholders
Average Earnings Index
 The Average Earnings Index (AEI) measures the average wage, including bonuses, paid to employees. ...
Average Hourly Earnings
 Measures the rate of inflation found in the wages paid to nonfarm jobholders. A rising trend has a ...
BBA Mortgage Approvals
The British Bankers' Association (BBA) Mortgage Approvals measures the number of home loans issued ...
BOC Autumn Review
The Bank of Canada (BOC) Review is a quarterly publication featuring articles related to the economy...
BOE Inflation Report
The Bank of England (BOE) Inflation Report provides detailed economic analysis and an assessment of ...
BRC Retail Sales Monitor
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Retail Sales Monitor measures the change in value of ...
BRC Shop Price Index
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Shop Price Index measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate ...
BSA Mortgage Approvals
Building Societies Association (BSA) Mortgage Approvals measures the value home loans issued by the ...
BSI Large Manufacturing Conditions
Measures the number of new residential building permits issued. A rising trend has a positive effect...
Business Conditions Orders
 Measures the relative level of purchase orders received by the manufacturing industry. The index is...
Business Confidence
 Measures the mood of businesses in regard to economic expectations. It's derived from a monthly ...
Business Inventories
 Measures the value of goods held by manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. A falling trend has ...
Business Investment
 Measures the total amount of capital expenditures by all businesses. A rising trend has a positive ...
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 ...
Discount Rate
Eight times per year the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) votes on where to set the nation's ...
Domestic Vehicle Sales
Measures the annualized number of domestically produced vehicles sold in the previous month. A ...
Durable Goods Orders
Measures the annualized number of domestically produced vehicles sold in the previous month. A ...
Dwelling Commencements
Measures the number of new residential buildings that began construction. A rising trend has a ...
ECB President Trichet Speaks
European Central Bank (ECB) President Jean-Claude Trichet will hold a press conference after the ...
ECI
 The Employment Cost Index (ECI) measures rate of inflation in the wages, salaries and benefits paid...
Eco Watchers Survey
 Measures the current mood of businesses that directly service consumers, such as barbers, taxi ...
Economy Watchers Current Index
 Measures the current mood of businesses that directly service consumers, such as barbers, taxi ...
Empire State Business Conditions Index
Measures the general business conditions of manufacturers in New York State. The index is derived ...
Employment Change
 Measures the change in number of employed people during the previous month. A rising trend has a ...
Existing Home Sales
Measures the annualized number of existing residential buildings that were sold during the previous ...
Factory Orders
Measures the value of new purchase orders placed with domestic manufacturers for durable and ...
Final Deflator Annualized
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Deflator measures the annualized quarterly implied rate of ...
Final GDP Annualized
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the total value of all goods and services produced by the ...
FOMC Meeting Minutes
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting Minutes are a detailed record of the committee's ...
Foreign Securities Purchases
Measures the monthly value of domestic securities, debt, and assets purchased by foreigners. A ...
FPI
The Food Price Index (FPI) measures the rate of inflation for food and food services. FPI can give ...
French Consumer Spending
Measures the total amount spent by consumers on goods and services. A rising trend has a positive ...
French CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate of price changes) ...
French GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the total value of all goods and services produced by the ...
French Government Budget Balance
Measures the difference between the central government's monthly income and spending. A positive ...
French Industrial Production
Measures the total value of output produced by factories, mines, and utilities. A rising trend has a...
French Nonfarm Employment
Measures the change in number of employed people during the previous month. A rising trend has a ...
French Trade Balance
 Measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services. A positive Trade...
G20 Press Conference
 The Group of Twenty (G20) Finance Ministers and Central Bankers will host a press conference in ...
GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the total value of all goods and services produced by the ...
GDP Deflator
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Deflator measures the quarterly implied rate of inflation for all ...
German Consumer Confidence
Measures the mood of consumers in regard to economic conditions. The reading is derived from a ...
German Current Account
Measures the quarterly difference in value between imported and exported goods, services, income ...
German Factory Orders
Measures the value of new purchase orders placed with domestic manufacturers for durable and ...
German GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the total value of all goods and services produced by the ...
German Ifo Business Climate Index
The Information and Forschung (Ifo) Business Climate Index measures the mood of firms in ...
German Ifo Business Expectations Index
The Information and Forschung (Ifo) Business Expectations Index measures the mood of firms in regard...
German Import Price Index
Measures the monthly rate of inflation for imported goods.
German Industrial Production
Measures the total value of output produced by factories, mines, and utilities. A rising trend has a...
German Manufacturing PMI
The Manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
German PPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate of price changes) ...
German Retail Sales
Measures the value of sales at the retail level. A rising trend has a positive effect on the ...
German Services PMI
The Services Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing managers in ...
German Trade Balance
Measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services. A positive Trade ...
German Unemployment Rate
Measures the percentage of total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment ...
German WPI
The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) measures the rate of inflation experienced at the wholesale level. ...
Halifax House Price Index
Measures the monthly change in the average sale price of homes finances by the Halifax Bank of ...
Home Loans
Measures the number of commitments for owner occupied home financing. A rising trend has a positive ...
House Price Index
Measures the quarterly change in the average price of residential properties.
Household Confidence
Measures the mood of households in regard to economic conditions. The reading is derived from a ...
Housing Equity Withdrawal
Measures the value of new loans secured on housing that is not used for house purchases or home ...
Housing Starts
Measures the annualized number of new residential buildings that began construction during the ...
Import Price Index
Four times per year the Swiss National Bank (SNB) Governing Board meets to set the nation's short ...
Index of Services
Measures the gross value added (GVA) of all service sectors. GVA is the difference between the value...
Industrial Capacity Utilization Rate
Measures the percentage of available resources being utilized by factories, mines and utilities. A ...
Industrial New Orders
Measures the value of new purchase orders placed with domestic manufacturers for durable and ...
Industrial Production
Measures the total value of output produced by factories, mines, and utilities. A rising trend has a...
Interest Rate Announcement - ECB
Each month the European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council meets to set the nation's short term ...
Interest Rate Announcement - BOJ
Each month the Bank of Japan (BOJ) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) votes on where to set the ...
Interest Rate Statement - BOC
Eight times per year the Bank of Canada (BOC) Governing Council meets to set the nation's short term...
Interest Rate Statement - RBNZ
Eight times per year the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) meets to set the nation's short term ...
Interest Rate Statement - FOMC
Eight times per year the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) votes on where to set the nation's ...
Interest Rate Statement - SNB
Four times per year the Swiss National Bank (SNB) Governing Board meets to set the nation's short ...
Interest Rate Statement - BOE
 Each month the Bank of England (BOE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) votes on where to set the ...
Interest Rate Statement - RBA
Each month, excluding January, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Board meets to set the nation's ...
IPPI
The Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) measures the rate of inflation for raw materials purchased by ...
ISM Manufacturing Index
The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Index measures the activity level of ...
ISM Manufacturing Prices
The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Prices measures the monthly inflation ...
ISM Non-Manufacturing Composite
This is a new indicator being released by the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). Description ...
ISM Non-Manufacturing Index
The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Index measures the activity level of ...
ISM Non-Manufacturing Prices
The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Prices Index measures the monthly ...
Italian CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate of price changes) ...
Italian GDP
 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the total value of all goods and services produced by the ...
Italian Industrial Production
 Measures the total value of output produced by factories, mines, and utilities. A rising trend has ...
Italian Retail Sales
 Measures the value of sales at the retail level. A rising trend has a positive effect on the ...
Italian Trade Balance
 Measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services. A positive Trade...
Italian Unemployment Rate
 Measures the percentage of total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment ...
Ivey PMI
 The Ivey Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing managers from ...
Labor Cost Index
 Measures the rate of inflation in the wages, salaries and benefits paid to civilian workers. A ...
Labor Productivity
Measures the annualized quarterly growth in labor efficiency for producing goods and services ...
Large Retailers' Sales
Derivative of Retail Sales that measures only the nation's largest retailers.
Leading Index
Measures overall economic health by combining ten leading indicators including average weekly hours,...
Leading Indicators
Measures overall economic health by combining ten leading indicators including average weekly hours,...
M2+CD/M3/M4 Money Supply
Measures the value of all currency and liquid cash assets held by the public. A rising trend has a ...
Manufacturing PMI
The Manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
Manufacturing Production
Measures the total value of output produced by manufacturers. Manufacturing Production differs from ...
Manufacturing Sales
Measures the value of sales at the manufacturing level.
Manufacturing Shipments
Measure the total value of shipments made by manufacturers.
Merchandise Terms of Trade
Measures trade inflation by calculating the volume of imports that can be bought with an equal ...
Monetary Base
Measures the value of all currency and liquid cash assets held by the public. A rising trend has a ...
Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes are a detailed record of the bank's interest...
Mortgage Approvals
Measures the number of home loans issued during the previous month. A rising trend has a positive ...
MPC Meeting Minutes
The Bank of England (BOE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Meeting Minutes are a detailed record of ...
MPC Treasury Committee Hearings
The Bank of England (BOE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members, including Governor Mervyn King, ...
NAB Business Confidence
National Australia Bank (NAB) Business Confidence measures the mood of domestic firms in non-farm ...
NAHB Housing Market Index
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index (HMI) measures the demand ...
National HPI Composite-20
The S&P/Case-Shiller US National Home Price Index (HPI) Composite-20 measures the annual change in ...
Nationwide House Prices
Measures the monthly change in the average price for a house in the UK. It serves as a leading ...
Net Lending to Individuals
Measures the total value of outstanding home loans and consumer installment debt, such as credit ...
New Housing Price Index
The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) measures monthly changes in the selling prices of new residential...
New Motor Vehicle Sales
Measures the unit sales for new vehicles. A rising trend has a positive effect on the nation's ...
NIESR GDP Estimate
The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Estimate...
Nonfarm Employment Change
Measures the change in number of employed people during the previous month, excluding the farming ...
Nonfarm Productivity
Measures the annualized quarterly growth in labor efficiency for producing goods and services ...
NZIER Business Confidence
Measures the general conditions of manufacturers, builders, architects, wholesalers and retailers, ...
OPEC Press Conference
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will hold a press conference in Abu ...
Overall Household Spending
Measures the total amount spent by households on goods and services. A rising trend has a positive ...
Pending Home Sales
Measures the number of signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos and ...
Performance of Manufacturing Index
Measures the rate of expansion for the manufacturing sector through a survey of employers. A reading...
Personal Income
Measures the total amount of income received by individuals. A rising trend has a positive effect on...
Personal Spending
Measures the total amount spent by consumers on goods and services. A rising trend has a positive ...
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
Measures the general business conditions of manufacturers in the Philadelphia Federal Reserve ...
PPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate of price changes) ...
PPI Input
The Producer Price Index (PPI) Input measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate of price ...
PPI Output
The Producer Price Index (PPI) Output measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate of price ...
Preliminary GDP Annualized
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the total value of all goods and services produced by the ...
Preliminary GDP Deflator Annualized
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Deflator measures the annualized quarterly implied rate of ...
Private New Capital Expenditure
Measures the total amount of new capital expenditures by private businesses. A rising trend has a ...
Public Sector Net Borrowing
Measures the difference between spending and income for the government and public corporations. A ...
RBA Bulletin
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Bulletin is a monthly publication that contains economic ...
Retail Sales
Measures the value of sales at the retail level. A rising trend has a positive effect on the ...
Richmond Fed Index
Measures the general business conditions of manufacturers in the Richmond Federal Reserve district. ...
Rightmove House Price Index
Measures the monthly change in the average asking price of residential properties. Rightmove, the ...
RMPI
The Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) measures the rate of inflation for raw materials purchased by ...
Sentix Investor Confidence
Measures investor confidence towards the Euro-zone economy. A rising trend has a positive effect on ...
Trimmed Mean CPI
Derivative of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) that factors in the seasonality of certain price ...