Pages in category “Foreign exchange market” The following 135 pages are in this category, out of 135 total. This page was last edited on 16 June 2017, at 16:29. Jump to navigation Jump to search An economic calendar is used by investors to monitor market-moving events, such as economic indicators and monetary policy decisions. An economic calendar is usually displayed as a chart showing the days, weeks and months of a particular year. Each day lists several market-moving events in chronological order, giving investors time to research and anticipate the specific release of interest to them. An economic indicator is a statistic that conveys certain information about economic activity.
Economic indicators allow investors to analyses the economic performance of a state, country or region, as well as make forecasts about future performance. This economic indicator allows investors to analyses the performance of the US economy over the previous three-month period, and make comparisons against the previous year. How fast the US economy grows can have a significant impact on market behavior. Economic indicators are usually released by governments, international organizations and private research firms. Monetary policy refers to the process by which central banks and other monetary authorities control the money supply.
Each country and economic region has a monetary authority that seeks to promote stability and economic growth within its jurisdiction. Central banks and monetary authorities meet several times each year to discuss current market conditions and determine whether or not monetary policy needs to be adjusted to achieve the desired result of stability and growth. These events are outlined in the economic calendar. The ECB’s Governing Council announces the interest rate decision after the meetings.
Investors use the announcement to not only hear about ongoing policy developments, but to forecast future ones. Monetary policy is formulated and released by central banks and monetary authorities only. An economic calendar not only lists daily events, but the volatility levels attached to them. A volatility level refers to the likelihood that a specific event will impact the markets.
Economic calendars usually have a three-scale volatility gauge. If an event has a level one volatility, it is not expected to significantly affect the markets. Investors should also note that large, economically powerful countries usually have the biggest impact on the markets. In this case, an economic indicator released by a smaller country may not have the same impact as one released by a bigger country. Greece is unlikely to impact the markets, and some calendars will have it listed as a level one event. Events listed on the economic calendar are released at different intervals, depending on the nature of the event. The frequency of the event also varies with each country and region.
As a general rule, most events occur monthly. Few events are released quarterly and even fewer are released weekly. This page was last edited on 22 March 2018, at 08:13. Foreign exchange reserves act as the first line of defense for India in case of economic slowdown, but acquisition of reserves has its own costs. Foreign exchange reserves facilitate external trade and payment and promote orderly development and maintenance of foreign exchange market in India. As of September 2017, India’s foreign exchange reserves are mainly composed of US dollar in the forms of US government bonds and institutional bonds.