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Financial events

The key financial events which have a profound impact on market movements explained. Determine the different markets, sectors, and events you will need to be aware of as a trader.

Bank of England

A detailed guide providing you insights into the Monetary Policy Committee and its influence on the UK economy.

The Federal Reserve

Learn why the FOMC announcement is significant to traders.

ECB Meeting

Find out how the ECB is formed and its effect on the European committee.

OPEC meeting

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has an astounding impact on the oil and energy markets. Find out more with this guide.

Why are financial events related to market sentiment?

  • Market sentiment refers to the general attitude of investors towards a certain asset or market. If prices rise then this is known to be a bullish market sentiment, in the same way, if prices drop then that is known as a bearish market sentiment.

 

  • Before major financial event occurs, or if there is an expected announcement and release of financial data, traders will have different methods to measure market sentiment in order to place their trades. Macroeconomic factors have an unbelievable bearing on the market and can ultimately influence a trader’s decision.

Technical VS Fundamental Analysis

To gauge market sentiment and to decide when the right time is to open and close a position, traders will use technical and/or fundamental strategies.

Fundamental analysis looks at the financial security as a whole and the factors that can affect its performance on the market such as politics or company news. Technical analysis, on the other hand, evaluates the price of the financial asset through a series of statistics and quantitative methods as opposed to qualitative data.

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