There are 2 types of analysis commonly used by traders, namely:
1. Fundamental analysis: by relying on the news / rumors in the market.
2. Technical analysis: by relying on charts and mathematical formulas.
Fundamental analysis is an analysis that relies on news that happens in the world market. Or that was circulated in the market. The content of this news drives the market trader’s emotions to determine the value of a currency, equity or other instruments. One example is the Central Bank rate hike by the Fed (U.S. central bank) could mean a stronger dollar. Rising prices will hoist petrolleum stocks related to commodities, etc.. If you do not like the analysis of complex-complex (count, graph, etc.), it is now time for you to learn this fundamental analysis.
To study the fundamental analysis correctly then you should study economics, the financial macro. For example, why the increase in interest rates can make the currency strengthen. Here will not be explained in detail about the laws of that economy. But there is some news (economic indicators) that if you can use as reference.
American political & economic conditions are very influential to world economic conditions, therefore the news and U.S. economic data is often used as a reference by investors against major world currency movements.
|Economic Indicators||Up / Down||US $|
|2||Balance of Payment||up||strong|
|7||Chicago PMI (Purchasing Management Index)||up||strong|
|9||Consumer Confidence Index (CCI)||up||strong|
|10||Consumer Credit (CI)||up||strong|
|11||Consumer Price Index (CPI)||up||strong|
|12||Consumer Spending (Expenditure)||down||strong|
|13||Cost of Living||up||strong|
|18||Durable Goods Orders||up||strong|
|19||Economic Monetary System (EMS)||up||strong|
|22||Federal Reserve Fund||up||strong|
|23||Gross Domestic Product (GDP)||up||strong|
|24||Gross National Product (GNP)||up||strong|
|30||Money Supply (M1, M2, M3, M4)||up||strong|
|33||Non Farm Payrolls||up||strong|
|37||Product Price Index (PPI)||up||strong|
|38||Public Sector Debt Repayment||up||strong|
|42||Trade Weighted Index||down||strong|
|44||Unit Labour Cost||up||strong|
|45||Value Added Tax||up||strong|
Once you know this, the questions is where I can get all this news. You do not need to bother, with the development of the internet you can obtain news very quickly and easily.
You can see it in: calendar forex