Chapter 6

Understanding and Applying Market News and Information

In This Chapter

arrow Getting up to speed on market developments

arrow Finding the news, information, and data

arrow Making sense of it all with themes

arrow Anticipating data and market reactions

As Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say, “It just goes to show you. It’s always something. If it’s not one thing, it’s another.” Okay, maybe we’re dating ourselves with a reference to the classic Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” commentator, played by Gilda Radner way back in the 1970s, but her tagline fits the forex market nicely.

Any number of real-world forces are at work in the forex market at a given moment — economic data, interest rate decisions, and geopolitical events, to name just a few. And they all get filtered through the market’s collective consciousness and translated into price movements.

As currency traders, we’re focused on trying to make money based on those price movements, but we’re not alone. A whole raft of participants is active in the currency market, and they’re all analyzing the same news and data, and drawing differing ...

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