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Factors that Influence Forex and Currency Exchange Rate Movements

Updated on September 26, 2013

Below is a list of different factors, such as ratios, and economic figures that influence the changes in the currency exchange rates. These factors only involve figures for fundamental analysis.


Advance GDP Price Index q/q

Advance GDP q/q

Annual Budget Release

Annual Pre-Budget Release

Asset Purchase Facility

Average Cash Earnings y/y

Average Hourly Earnings m/m

Beige Book

Building Approvals m/m

Building Consents m/m

Building Permits m/m

Business Climate

Business Confidence

Capital Spending q/y

Cash Rate

Challenger Job Cuts y/y

Chancellor Darling Speaks

Chicago Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

Commodity Prices m/m

Commodity Prices y/y

Company Operating Profits q/q

Construction Index

Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

Construction Spending m/m

Construction Work Done q/q

Consumer Climate

Consumer Confidence

Consumer Credit m/m

Consumer Price Index (CPI) Flash Estimate y/y

Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m

Consumer Price Index (CPI) q/q

Consumer Spending m/m

Consumption Indicator

Core Consumer Price Index (CPI)  y/y

Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m

Core Durable Goods Orders m/m

Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Price Index m/m

Core Retail Sales m/m

Corporate Profits q/q

Corporate Services Price Index (CSPI) y/y

Credit Conditions Survey

Crude Oil Inventories

Current Account

Daylight Saving Time Shift

Durable Goods Orders m/m

Economic Barometer

Employment Change

Employment Change q/q

Employment Cost Index q/

Employment Level

Existing Home Sales

Factory Orders m/m

Factory Orders m/m

Federal Funds Rate

Final Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Price Index q/q

Final Gross Domestic Product (GDP) q/q

Final Mortgage Approvals

Final Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

Final Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

Financial Stability Review

Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

Flash Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

German Consumer Climate

Government Budget Balance

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Estimate

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) m/m

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) q/q

House Price index (HPI) m/m

House Price index (HPI) q/q

Household Spending y/y

Housing Equity Withdrawal q/q

Housing Starts y/y

Import Prices m/m

Index of Services 3m/3m

Industrial New Orders m/m

Industrial Production m/m

Inflation Expectations q/q

IPPI m/m

Italian Industrial Production m/m

Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

Job Advertisements m/m

Labor Cost Index q/q

Leading Index m/m

Leading Indicators

Loan Officer Survey

M3 Money Supply y/y

Manufacturing Index

Manufacturing PMI

Manufacturing Prices

Manufacturing Production m/m

Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

MI Inflation Gauge m/m

Minimum Bid Rate

Monetary Base y/y

Monetary Policy Statement

Monthly Unemployment Rate

Mortgage Approvals

National Bank Rate Statement

National Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y

Nationwide Consumer Confidence

Nationwide House Price index (HPI) m/m

Natural Gas Storage

Net Lending to Individuals m/m

New Home Sales

New Home Sales m/m

Non-Farm Employment Change

Non-Manufacturing Index

Non-Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

Official Bank Rate

Official Cash Rate

Outlook Report

Overnight Call Rate

Overnight Rate

Pending Home Sales m/m

Personal Income m/m

Personal Spending m/m

Prelim Unit Labor Costs q/q

Preliminary Business Investment q/q

Preliminary Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m

Preliminary Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Price Index q/q

Preliminary Gross Domestic Product (GDP) q/q

Preliminary Industrial Production m/m

Preliminary Non-farm Productivity q/q

Private Capital Expenditure q/q

Private Loans y/y

Private Sector Credit m/m

Producer Price Index (PPI) q/q

Producer Price Index (PPI) m/m

Producer Price Index's (PPI) Input m/m

Producer Price Index's (PPI) Output m/m

Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

Quarterly Business Confidence

Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) m/m

Realized Sales

Retail Sales m/m

Retail Sales y/y

Revised Business Investment q/q

Revised Consumer Sentiment

Revised Gross Domestic Product (GDP) q/q

Revised Inflation Expectations

Revised Non-farm Productivity q/q

Revised Unit Labor Costs q/q

Services Index

Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

Shop Price Index y/y

Standard and Poor’s and Case-Shiller US National Home Price Index (HPI) Composite-20 (S&P/CS Composite-20 HPI) y/y

Total Vehicle Sales

Trade Balance

Treasury Currency Report

Trimmed Mean Consumer Price Index (CPI)  q/q

Unemployment Change

Unemployment Claims

Unemployment Rate

Visitor Arrivals m/m

Speeches, Meetings, and Decisions

National Bank Governor/President Speech

National Bank Rate Statements

National Bank Press Conference

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Testifies

Federal Open Market Committee (in U.S.) Meeting Minutes

Federal Open Market Committee (in U.S.) Member Speech

Federal Open Market Committee (in U.S.) Statement

National Bank Senior Deputy Governor Speech

Inflation Report Hearings

National Bank Monetary Policy Committee Member Speaks

President Speech

National Bank Assistant Governor Speech

National Bank Monetary Policy Statement

National Bank Rate Statement

Treasury Secretary Speech


G20 Meetings

G7 Meetings

IMF Meetings



Bank Holidays 

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