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Foreign Exchange: The Complete Deal by James Sharpe

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9. Influences on Foreign Exchange Markets

As we have seen, understanding the foreign exchange markets requires not so much a grasp of economic history, fundamentals and theory as of the irrational way in which people can behave when they join together in crowds. However, it is still important to have an awareness of what influences the markets from a day-to-day perspective. In this chapter I will bring together and look at the various factors that influence the foreign exchange markets, starting with economic data.

Economic data

The economic data that influences the foreign exchange markets is by no means always the same data – influential data changes over the economic cycle and to some extent with economic fashion. In the early 1980s, ...

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