An Introduction to Day Trading

In our last lesson we finished up our discussion on big picture fundamentals with a look at the Conference Board’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators. In today’s lesson we are going to start a new series of lessons which is […]

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How to Interpret the Consumer Confidence Index

In our last lesson we looked at Existing Home Sales and what this number tells us not only about a very large part of the economy, but also

How to Interpret the Existing Home Sales Number

In our last lesson we looked at the Consumer Price Index an indicator which is designed to represent the level of inflation in the economy. In today’s lesson

How to Interpret the Consumer Price Index

In our last lesson we looked at the Producer Price Index, an indicator which is designed to show the fluctuations in prices received by producers for their goods.

How to Interpret the ISM Manufacturing Index

In our last lesson we looked at the Retail Sales number and how this indicator gives us an early insight into the growth of private consumption, the largest

How to Interpret the Producer Price Index (PPI)

In our last lesson we learned about the ISM Manufacturing Index and how this indicator gives us insight into an important component of the economy, as well as

Trading the News: Retail Sales

In yesterday’s lesson we discussed Non Farm Payrolls (NFP’s) and why this is one of the economic indicators that causes the biggest moves in the markets. In today’s

Trading the News – The Components of GDP

In yesterday’s lesson we started a new series on market movements caused by economic releases with a look at the headline Gross Domestic Product number. In today’s lesson

Trading the News: Non Farm Payrolls (NFP’s)

In our last lesson we finished up our discussion on GDP with a look at the different components which make up the number and why these are important

What Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Means to Traders

As we have learned in previous lessons there are many components of the US Economy which can affect overall economic growth and inflation expectations. Some of the major