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Nonfarm payroll employment

What is NFP ?

The employment report is released on the first Friday of every month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, providing data covering the previous month.The financial assets most affected by the NFP data include the US dollar and gold.

NFP is important news for Forex and stock traders!

  Authored by Kevin Davis
  News Forex NFP Unemployment Rate

The commercial balance

What is Trade Balance ?

Trade Balance is the difference between the monetary value of exports and imports of output in an economy over a certain period, measured in the currency of that economy.

When a country imports more than it exports, the resulting negative number is called a trade deficit. When the opposite is true, a country has a trade surplus.

If the current account is in surplus, the country's net international asset position increases correspondingly. Equally, a deficit decreases the net international asset position.

  Authored by Kevin Davis
  Trade Balance Forex Surplus Deficit

Retail Sales

What is the Retail Sales ?

Retails is the sale of goods and services from individuals or businesses to the end-user.

The retail sales report is one of the major economic indicators and the most timely, providing data that is only a few weeks old.

If retail sales growth is stalled or slowing, this means consumers are not spending at previous levels, and could signal a recession due to the significant role personal consumption plays in the health of the economy.

  Authored by Kevin Davis
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