Tag: data releases

data releases

And Finally…

At face value the report that the US government is seeking to change how it releases economic data to markets seems to be yet another attempt to put the high-speed traders in the box seat, but in reality it is just another attempt to rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic. Currently, as I have discussed […]

And Another Thing…

It is amazing to me how many times issues come around in FX markets, as if it is on a regular cycle I am being told of shenanigans (again) ahead of data releases.
This week, UK retail sales came in stronger than expected, but a short while before the release sterling jumped. The same happened in the Australian dollar about two weeks ago, but at the time I chose to dismiss it as an one off – clearly it wasn’t.