And as a result - just read this small article : German June Ifo Business Confidence Rises Marginally
confidence improved slightly to 105.9 in June from 105.7 in May,
reports said citing a survey from the Ifo institute on Monday. The
reading came in line with economists' expectations.
of current conditions, meanwhile, fell to 109.4 from an originally
estimated level of 110 a month ago. It was forecast to drop to 109.7.
The expectations index rose more-than-expected to 102.5 from 101.6 in May. The reading was seen at 102.
We had CSPI news event for USDJPY/ What is CSPI? This is the following:
2013-06-24 23:50 GMT | [JPY - Corporate Service Price Index (CSPI]
This is not high/medium impacted news event. I am sorry - but it is low impacted one in most of the cases. Anyway - the price may go to some direction slowly anyway and that is why we should consider this news event as important one.
As in most of the news event - we are having the following formula to trade : if actual > forecast = good for currency (JPY in our case). Past figure was -0.3%, forecast was 0.1% and actual data was 0.3% (according to the latest release).
Just something about forecast data ... I think - you know that past data and time for news event to be released are published in the latest release (means: in original web sources) so if someone is making his own economic calendar - it will not be very difficult to do. What is most difficult in this case? The most difficult things while you are making your own calendar or trading news events (or using news events for your own technical analysis) are the following:
Many traders (incl myself) were/are trading high impacted news events (nfp for example). Why? because the price is moved immediatly after news event is released. But the price may move very slowly in case of medium/low impacted news events and that is why it is difficult to trade them.
It was not article : It was my thinking in the morning :)
As to the article so - Japan Corporate Service Prices Rise 0.3% In May :
An index measuring
corporate service prices was up 0.3 percent on year in May, the Bank of
Japan said on Tuesday, standing at 96.3.
The headline figure
topped expectations for a flat reading following the revised 0.3 percent
contraction in the previous month (originally -0.4 percent).
On a monthly basis, prices added 0.1 percent after dipping a revised 0.2 percent in April.
Among the individual components of the survey, prices were up for advertising, transportation, communications and real estate.
We are going to have the following 2 high impacted news events:
2013-06-25 12:30 GMT | [USD - Durable Goods Orders]
2013-06-25 14:00 GMT | [USD - Consumer Confidence]
I will tell later about Durable Goods Orders but now - we will discuss Consumer Confidence which will be at 14:00 GMT or at 16:00 MQ server time. This is the usual formula to trade/watch this news event: actual > forecast = good for currency (currency is USD in our case). Past data is 76.2 (according to official press release here), forecasting is 75.6, and actual data will be at 14:00 GMT. Just to remind that this is high impacted news event.
U.S. Consumer Confidence – Current & Historical Data
Previous Reading: 76.2
Analysts Expect: 75.6
Next Release: Tuesday, June 25, 14:00 GMT (Released Monthly, on the last Tuesday of the recorded month)
Source of Report: The Conference Board Inc.
Release URL: https://www.conference-board.org/data/consumerconfidence.cfm
Upcoming Release Commentary:
The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index
jumped 7.2 points in May to its highest level in more than five years.
April figure was also revised upward to 69.0. The assessment of current
economic conditions went up nearly 6 points from April to 66.7. The
assessment of expectations gained 8.1 points to 82.4 in May.
For the current month, analysts expect a small
pullback in consumer confidence to 75.6. The decline may be partly
attributed to the recent equity market volatility and rise in mortgage
interest rates. But despite expectations for a pullback, consumer
optimism is likely to record modest gains as we go through the year.
Market Impact Scenarios:
The Consumer Confidence Index released by the Conference Board is a
leading indicator of consumer spending. Since consumption and spending
account for a majority of the overall U.S. economic activity, a high
degree of consumer confidence stimulates economic expansion, while a low
level is typically associated with decreased consumer demand, which
leads to an economic downturn. Importantly, some analysts criticize the
Consumer Confidence figure for its volatility, and only consider index
changes of at least five points to be significant.
This USD Consumer Confidence news event is high impacted one by definition but some analytics are placing this news event in medium impact just based on the siotuation on the market.
We will have the other news event on the same time with Consumer Confidence - this news event is the following:
2013-06-25 14:00 GMT | [USD - New Home Sales]
New Home Sales is low impacted news event by definition but some analytics are placing it to be a medium or high impacted based on the situation for example.
Which news event is high impacted one irrespective of the opinion/desire of the analytics? NFP. But it is the other story ...
2013-06-25 12:30 GMT | [USD - Durable Goods Orders] for now:
Just to remind the following : actual > forecast = good for currency (currency is USD in our case).
U.S. Durable Goods Orders Rise More Than Expected In May:
With orders for transportation equipment showing a significant
increase, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing
that new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods rose by more than
expected in the month of May.
The report said durable goods orders
surged up by 3.6 percent in May following a matching increase in April.
Economists had been expecting orders to increase by about 3 percent.
the 10.2 percent jump in orders for transportation equipment, durable
goods orders increased by a more modest 0.7 percent in May compared to a
1.7 percent increase in the previous month.
increase in ex-transportation orders came as a surprise to economists,
who had been expecting a 0.1 percent decrease.
newdigital, 2013.06.25 13:44
U.S. Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Improves To Five-Year High In June
Consumer confidence in the U.S. has unexpectedly seen a substantial
improvement in the month of June, according to a report release by the
Conference Board on Tuesday, with the group's consumer confidence index
jumping to a five-year high.
The Conference Board said its
consumer confidence index surged up to 81.4 in June from a downwardly
revised 74.3 in May. Economists had been expecting the index to dip to
75.0 from the 76.2 originally reported for the previous month.
The Conference Board said the outlook for the labor market was also more
optimistic, with consumers expecting more jobs in the months ahead
improving to 19.6 percent from 16.3 percent, while those anticipating
fewer jobs dropped to 16.1 percent from 20.0 percent.
Market Condition Evaluation based on standard indicators in Metatrader 5
newdigital, 2013.06.25 16:08
About USD - Consumer Confidence which we had 6 minutes ago - it was high impacted news event, and I opened sell stop/buy stop orders for USDJPY, USDCHF and EURUSD 2 minutes before actual data release. So, we can see the results :
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From Forbes :
China Can Bail Out All Of Its Banks, But Can It Stomach A Major Bankruptcy?
China was once again in the eye of the storm on Tuesday as the Shanghai
Composite fell as much as 5.8% in early trading after the People’s Bank
of China refused to inject liquidity into the financial system for the
fourth consecutive week. Despite mounting fears over the state of the
world’s second largest economy, the reality is that China’s state
banking system can be easily bailed out by the government, which counts
with more than $3.4 trillion in foreign reserves, owns the land and
several major companies.
Still, with local governments sitting on more than $3 trillion in debt
and a massive shadow banking system, high-profile defaults are set to
come soon, testing the resolve of the newly minted administration of Li Keqiang.
“There is no chance of a [Lehman-style] banking crisis,” explained
Duncan Innes-Ker, senior economist for the Economist Intelligence Unit,
adding, “don’t assume a collapse scenario.” Over the past several
trading sessions, Chinese markets have been under intense stress as
interbank lending rates jumped to record highs, reminding investors of
the perils of short-term financing.
As China moves to curb reckless credit growth and improve transparency
in order to tackle the labyrinth of bad debts that the shadow banking
system has become, it will need to discipline the market through a true
threat, Innes-Ker believes. To eliminate moral hazard, they will have
to swallow a big bankruptcy of a trust entity (one of the major shadow
banking system vehicles), he adds. Nomura’s research team agrees, and
notes corporate defaults should begin in the second half of the year,
adding the probability for GDP growth to dip below 7% has risen to 30%
newdigital, 2013.06.26 10:43
We are going to have the following news event at 14:30 MQ server MT5 time :
2013-06-26 12:30 GMT | [USD - Gross Domestic Product (GDP)]
We are using same formula for trading/estimate the direction : if actual > forecast = good for currency (for USD in our case). Past data is 2.4% (according to the latest release); forecast data is 2.4%
Market Preview: German GfK consumer confidence and US GDP eyed :
The EUR is trading lower against its major peers this morning. Markets
are expected to keep a tab on German Gfk consumer confidence data slated
for release later today which is expected to remain stable for July.
Additionally, the revised US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for the
first quarter of 2013 is expected to grab market focus in today’s
trading session for hints on the direction of the future monetary policy
stance. At 5 am GMT, the EUR has declined 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent
versus the USD and the GBP to trade at USD 1.3063 and GBP 0.8473,
The Speeches ... as a continuation of this post and this one.
Reuters : Dollar rises versus euro on U.S. recovery prospects, Draghi
Bloomberg : U.K. Gilts Climb as BOE’s Miles Says Focus Should Be on Stimulus
U.K. government bonds rose for the
first time in five days after Bank of England policy maker David Miles said officials shouldn’t focus too much on the exit from
stimulus as economies may still need more support.
Benchmark 10-year gilt yields fell from near the highest
level in almost 20 months after BOE Governor Mervyn King said
yesterday that tighter monetary policy is still some way off.
The London-based central bank will publish its Financial
Stability Report today. The pound weakened against the dollar
and euro as Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne prepared
to present a spending review to parliament.
“There are signs of stabilization, markets are trying to
form a base,” said John Wraith, a fixed-income strategist at
Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. “Central bankers are
keen to talk rates down again. It’s way too premature for the
U.K. recovery to be confronted with tighter monetary
Myself : some people are permanent asking the question "what are the names of the guys who are moving the price on our metatrader terminals" ... so ...