Economic indicators are among the most closely watched pieces of news in the investment world. Practically every week there is some release that affects investors' sentiment about economic prospects. Leading indicators are those which are believed to change in advance of changes in the economy, giving you a preview of what is going to happen before the change actually occurs. There are also coincident indicators which change simultaneously with the overall economy, and lagging indicators which change after the overall economy, but these are of minimal use as predictive tools. In addition, the Fed watches many of these indicators as it decides what to do about interest rates. For these reasons, indicators are important for investors. Below we have summarized some of the major indicators so that you could keep tabs on the latest data.
Only important events
The best instruments for successful online Forex trading.