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Velocity of money: definition, formula and uses

The velocity of money is calculated by dividing a nation’s GDP by its money supply. The level of velocity indicates how quickly money cycles through households and businesses in an economy.

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May 31, 2023 07:45 PM

USD/JPY outlook could change dramatically with key events in focus

With the BoJ and FOMC meetings, and key US data including GDP, Core PCE Price Index and nonfarm payrolls report all to come, the USD/JPY outlook could change dramatically and perhaps multiple times over the next several days.

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April 27, 2023 11:56 AM

Sentiment improves as China data boosts hopes of 5% growth

The government’s recent 2023 growth target of ‘around’ 5% seems to be on track according to the NBS, which helped commodity FX and indices rise during the Asian session.

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March 15, 2023 03:20 AM

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Canada Q4 GDP worse than expected, but January starting on the right foot

The Canadian GDP was much worse than expected, however the GDP Price Deflator was also weak.

February 28, 2023 03:05 PM

USD/CNH: Dollar remains supported ahead of key data

If we see continued strength in US data, this will further boost the hawkish Fed bets

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February 23, 2023 11:57 AM
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US data dump provides little new info for the Fed

Although Durable Goods was stronger than expected, there is little to take from the other data points, as it was from so long ago.

January 26, 2023 04:48 PM
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Stronger US data maintains goldilocks scenario for risk assets

As well as GDP, there were positive surprises in Jobless claims and durable goods orders

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January 26, 2023 02:20 PM

Markets steady ahead of GDP, earnings and CB meetings

There are still a few important macro pointers that investors will be watching this week ahead of a very busy next week

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January 26, 2023 12:41 PM
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How GDP affects forex trading

GDP releases are crucial events on the forex trading calendar, measuring the percentage change in the economic output of a country. New GDP rates are highly anticipated by forex traders because of what they mean for the country’s economy and what policies central banks and government may enact in response.

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January 6, 2023 03:42 PM

Australia’s GDP disappoints, savings ratio heads lower

Whilst Australia’s Q3 GDP was expected to soften relative to Q2, it came in softer than expected. And whilst household spending remains apparent, it is to the detriment to savings.

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December 7, 2022 01:36 AM

Canadian Q3 GDP surprises to upside but the Canadian Dollar moves lower

USD/CAD made a large move higher today, though it doesn’t seem like it was based on fundamentals.

November 29, 2022 04:04 PM
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FTSE falls as optimism fades

UK investors more worried about a deteriorating global economy, than are hopeful about the US and other central banks easing rate hikes

Q3 GDP shows the US is out of a technical recession, does it matter?

Today’s US data did little to help traders change their minds regarding the possibility of a 75bps hike at next week’s FOMC meeting.

October 27, 2022 05:04 PM

Q3 GDP shows the US is out of a technical recession, does it matter?

Today’s US data did little to help traders change their minds regarding the possibility of a 75bps hike at next week’s FOMC meeting.

October 27, 2022 05:04 PM
Forex trading

Antipodean double header data review - NZ GDP and AU jobs

With some calm restored to Wall Street overnight, attention today tuned to the release of Q2 NZ GDP and the Australian August labour force report for August.

September 15, 2022 05:03 AM
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ASX200 Afternoon Report September 7th 2022

The ASX200 trades 100 points lower at 6727 at 3.05pm

September 7, 2022 06:19 AM

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Q2 GDP revised higher, but so is the Price Index; DXY

The higher revision to the Price Index continues to shed light on the fact that Fed underestimated inflation over the course of the last year.

August 25, 2022 04:51 PM
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US Advanced GDP for Q2 is negative; Is the US in a recession?

The textbook definition of a recession is 2 quarters of negative growth. However, many economists don’t abide by that rule.

July 28, 2022 06:57 PM
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S&P500 "easy money" gone - what happens next?

A quiet start to the new trading week as U.S stock markets closed mixed ahead of this week's FOMC and Q2 GDP data and earnings reports from U.S Mega Tech companies.

July 26, 2022 04:39 AM

AU Q1 2022 GDP beats forecasts and frames further gains for AUDNZD

As the release of the final partials yesterday warned, Australian Q1 2022 Australian GDP has beaten expectations, rising by a solid 0.8% QoQ and 3.3% YoY, despite the impact of Omicron and the devastating rains and floods that hit the East Coast.

June 1, 2022 03:30 AM

AU Q1 2022 GDP preview and what comes next for the AUDUSD

Just one week before the highly anticipated June RBA Board meeting, Australian Q1 2022 GDP is set to drop this Wednesday.

May 30, 2022 08:45 AM
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Two trades to watch: GBP/USD, CAC

GBP/USD falls as stagflation fears rise. CAC rallies after the first round of the French elections.

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April 11, 2022 08:23 AM