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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 ...
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...
Factory Orders
Factory Orders measures the change in the total value of new purchase orders placed with ...
Fed Chairman Bernanke Speaks
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (February 2006 - January 2014) is to speak. As head of the ...
Fed Governor Kohn Speaks
Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (June 2006 - June 2010) Donald...
Fed Governor Kroszner Speaks
Federal Reserve Governor (March 2006 - January 2009) and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting...
Fed Governor Mishkin Speaks
Federal Reserve Governor (September 2006 - August 2008) and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ...
Fed Governor Warsh Speaks
Federal Reserve Governor (February 2006 - March 2011) and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ...
FOMC Meeting Minutes
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting Minutes are a detailed record of the ...
Foreign Securities Purchases
Foreign Securities Purchases measures the overall value of domestic stocks, bonds, and money-market ...
FPI
The Food Price Index (FPI) measures the change in the cost of food and food services purchased by ...
French Consumer Spending
French Consumer Spending measures the change in the inflation-adjusted value of all goods ...
French CPI
The French Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changes in the price of goods and services ...
French GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
French Government Budget Balance
The French Government Budget Balance measures the difference in value between the government's ...
French Industrial Production
French Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output ...
French Trade Balance
The Trade Balance index measures the difference in worth between exported and imported goods over ...
Fed Chairman Bernanke Testifies
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (February 2006 - January 2014) is to testify on the economic ...
French Non-Farm Payrolls
French Non-farm Payrolls measures the change in the number of employed people, excluding the farming...
French Manufacturing PMI
The French Manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) measures the activity level of ...
French Services PMI
The French Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
FOMC Member Fisher Speaks
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting member ...
Federal Budget Balance
The Federal Budget Balance measures the difference in value between the federal government's ...
French Unemployment Rate
The Unemployment rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
FOMC Statement
The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement is the primary tool ...
Finnish GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
French Business Survey
The Business Survey measures industrial activity in France, the world’s fourth largest economy. The ...
French Consumer Confidence
French Consumer Confidence measures the level of consumer confidence in economic activity. It is a ...
French PPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the change in the price of goods sold by manufacturers. It ...
French House Price Index
The House Price Index (HPI) measures the change in the selling price of homes. It is a leading ...
French 2-Year BTAN Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Bon à Taux Annuel Normalisé...
French 10-Year OAT Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligations assimilables du...
Finnish CPI
Consumer Price index is the most frequently used indicator of inflation and reflect changes in the ...
Finnish Industry Output
Changes in the volume of the physical output of the nation's factories, mine and utilities are ...
Finnish PPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) is designed to monitor changes in prices of items at the first ...
Finnish Trade Balance
Trade balance, called also net export, is the difference between the value of country's exports...
Finnish Unemployment Rate
The definition for an unemployed person is: Persons (16-65 years) who were available for work ...
French Current Account
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
French Markit Comp. PMI
The PMI monthly Composite Reports on Manufacturing and Services are based on surveys of over 300 ...
French 3-Month BTF Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Bons du Trésor à taux fixe ...
French 6-Month BTF Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Bons du Trésor à taux fixe ...
French 12-Month BTF Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Bons du Trésor à taux fixe ...
French 3-Year BTAN Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Bon à Taux Annuel Normalisé...
French 4-Year BTAN Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Bon à Taux Annuel Normalisé...
French 5-Year BTAN Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Bon à Taux Annuel Normalisé...
French 6-Year OAT Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligations assimilables du...
French 7-Year OAT Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligations assimilables du...
French 8-Year OAT Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligations assimilables du...
French 9-Year OAT Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligations assimilables du...
French 15-Year OAT Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligations assimilables du...
French 30-Year OAT Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligations assimilables du...
FOMC Member Dudley Speaks
Federal Reserve Bank of New York he serves as the vice chairman and a permanent member of the ...
FOMC Member Yellen Speaks
Dr. Yellen serves as board member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting member (2010 - ...
FOMC Member Bullard Speaks
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting member( ...
FOMC Member Rosengren Speaks
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting member( ...
FOMC Member Raskin Speaks
Sarah Bloom Raskin serves as board member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting member ...
FOMC Member Duke Speaks
Elizabeth A. Duke serves as board member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting member ...
FOMC Member Stein Speaks
Jeremy C. Stein serves as board member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting member ...
FGV Consumer confidence
FGV Consumer confidence is based on surveys which are sent to citizens which rate their opinion on ...
Foreign direct investment (USD)
 Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management ...
Factory orders ex transportation
Factory Orders measures the change in the total value of new purchase orders placed with ...
French HICP
Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, is the same as CPI, but with a joint basket of products for all...
French HICP
Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, is the same as CPI, but with a joint basket of products for all...
French Industrial Investments
Industrial investment is defined as gross fixed capital formation by non-financial corporations and ...
French Markit Composite flash PMI - NOT IN USE
The Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing managers. Flash figures are released ...
Foreign Bonds Buying
Foreign Bonds Buying number measures the flow from the public sector excluding Bank of Japan. The ...
Foreign Reserves (USD)
Official reserve assets comprises foreign currency reserves, IMF reserve position, SDRs and gold. A ...
Full Employment Change
Full Employment Change is the change in employment of full-time employees.A higher than expected ...
Foreign Securities Purchases by Canadians
Foreign Securities Purchases by Canadians is a set of accounts recording all economic transactions ...
Fed Chair Yellen Speaks
Federal Reserve Chair Jannet Yellen (February 2014 - February 2018) is to speak. As head of the Fed,...
Fed Chair Yellen Testifies
Federal Reserve Chair Jannet Yellen (February 2014 - February 2018) is to testify on the economic ...
Finnish GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...