Other Economic Indicators

The economic calendar includes the publication of numerous macroeconomic data. Longer-term investors examine various indicators and their changes over time to ascertain the overall direction of economic development. Shorter-term market participants, such as traders, focus on current data. Often, their goal is to open a trading position when an indicator surprises forecasts – for example, 200K new jobs opened versus [...]


Labour Force

The labour market, made up of employers and job applicants, is a determinant of the economic development of any country. Its current state and prospects are the result of many factors – demographic profile of the population, quality of education, business climate, rule of law, etc. The labour market gives its reflection both at the micro (household or individual company) [...]


Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the market value of all final goods and services produced over a given time period. It is its broad scope that makes it a summary indicator of the state of an economy. GDP growth rates are often the basis for monetary and fiscal decisions. For these reasons, it is observed with particular interest by the [...]



Inflation reflects the change in the price of a basket of goods and services over a period of time. If this basket was worth 100 units of currency at the previous measurement and is worth 102 units today, the inflation rate would be 2%. This indicator practically shows by how much the purchasing power of the local currency has fallen. [...]


Intro to Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics explores key areas of economic life at a national, regional or global level. These include GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, etc. Fundamental analysis examines various macroeconomic indicators to identify certain trends and predict their impact over the value of currencies. For example, high GDP growth, combined with rising inflation and rising interest rates in the US, versus declining growth, inflation [...]

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