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No foreign exchange trader can ignore the importance of news to foreign exchange markets volatility. Geopolitical developments, peace or conflict situations, financial and economic data releases such as macroeconomic figures, and natural disasters all can have a significant impact on forex markets. The highly dynamic, foreign exchange markets need to keep tracking news developments.

Pay close attention to the timing and importance of this news impact, or you will find that this news is already " yesterday news."

24 January, 2020

Here is what you need to know on Thursday, January 23: Chinese authorities have shut down access links to Wuhan, the large provincial capital where the coronavirus originates from. The news, coming ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, is weighing on markets. USD/JPY is on the back foot, trading well below 110. The European Central Bank is set ...
LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The euro remained stuck in its recent trading range on Thursday before the European Central Bank’s meeting, while China’s yuan dropped on fears about the spread of a virus. Euro/dollar traded little changed at $1.1094. So did ...
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The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday after the European Central Bank left unchanged its key interest rates and stimulus programs and launched a broad review of its policy that was likely to see new President Christine Lagarde redefine the ECB'
Several media reports in Asia suggested that China’s coronavirus has spread internationally, with the death toll rising. Japan, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore suspended travel to Wuhan, the epicentre. The rising concerns over the spread of the novel virus has rattled financial markets, as investors sought flight to safety. Therefore, the demand ...
The Japanese yen strengthened and China’s yuan fell to a two-week low on Thursday as investors grew more anxious about the spread of a virus in China, while the euro was calm ahead of the European Central Bank meeting.
SINGAPORE, Jan 23- The safe-haven Japanese yen firmed and the Chinese yuan weakened on Thursday, as traders kept a wary eye on the spread of a virus in China, while the battered Australian dollar jumped after a surprise drop in unemployment.
The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has taken a jab at Vice President Dr Bawumia over his exclusion from the committee to look into the causes of the depreciation of the cedi and propose solutions to the problem. “You will recall that Dr Bawumia once said that they have the best economic team ...
NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar edged lower on Wednesday and the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc slipped amid muted demand for safe haven units as updates from China about the spread of a new flu-like coronavirus raised hopes the outbreak would be contained. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six other major ...
The U.S. dollar was unchanged against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as safe-haven demand ebbed along with worries about whether the spread of a flu-like coronavirus would hurt the global economy.
We'll get earnings from Intel and Procter & Gamble, a rate decision from the ECB and weekly jobless claims on Thursday.

How to interpret data

We should only focus on high impact news that has the potential to generate big Forex moves, and it is key for you to know which data is important like:

  • Interest rate decision
  • Retail sales
  • Inflation (consumer price or producer price)
  • Unemployment
  • Industrial production
  • Business sentiment surveys
  • Consumer confidence surveys
  • Trade balance
  • Manufacturing sector surveys

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