Investopedia's Forex Outlook For January 2013: Upcoming Events To Watch
  1. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For January 2013: Macroeconomic Highlights
  2. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For January 2013: Upcoming Events To Watch

Investopedia's Forex Outlook For January 2013: Upcoming Events To Watch

January 14 – The European Monetary Union will release its Industrial Production report to help the financial markets gauge the health of its industry. In October, industrial production fell 1.4% month-over-month, missing economist forecasts.

January 15 - The U.S. will report its Producer Price Index and Retail Sales data, providing insights into inflationary trends and consumer spending. In November, retail sales posted better-than-expected gains amid increased auto and electronics spending.

January 16 - The U.S. will report its Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Industrial Production reports, providing insights into inflation and the health of its manufacturing and exporting sectors. Interestingly, the Federal Reserve's decision to add employment to its list of concerns could lead to inflation rates higher than its 2% target rate down the road.

January 24 - The Bank of Japan will report its MPB Minutes and Merchandise Trade reports, providing insight into future monetary policy actions and the health of its export economy. The monetary policy will be largely driven by the country's elections that took place in late December.

January 25 - Japan will report its CPI data to give the market a better idea of inflation in the country. While inflation remains stubbornly low right now, the opposition candidate in the election had vowed for higher 2% inflation targets.

SEE: The Importance Of Inflation And GDP

January 30 - The U.S. will release its GDP report, providing insight into its economy as a whole. Between July and September, the country grew faster than 2.7% that originally reported, although that strength is expected to fade during the fourth quarter.

January 31 - Japan will release its Industrial Production report, providing insight into its manufacturing and export-based economy. In November, the country's output slowed to 1.6%, which was less than expected and signaled ongoing weakness.


  1. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For January 2013: Macroeconomic Highlights
  2. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For January 2013: Upcoming Events To Watch
RELATED TERMS
  1. Inflation Targeting

    A central banking policy that revolves around meeting preset, ...
  2. Headline Inflation

    The raw inflation figure as reported through the Consumer Price ...
  3. Import And Export Prices

    Two indexes that monitor the prices of imports and exports in ...
  4. Quarterly Earnings Report

    A quarterly filing made by public companies to report their performance. ...
  5. Price Level Targeting

    A monetary policy goal of keeping overall price levels stable, ...
  6. January Effect

    A general increase in stock prices during the month of January. ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What economic indicators are most used when forecasting an exchange rate?

    Discover what economic indicators are most widely used to forecast a country’s exchange rate and how various factors influence ... Read Answer >>
  2. What's the highest year-over-year inflation rate in the history of the U.S.?

    Learn about periods with the highest inflation in U.S. history and the mandated role of the U.S. Federal Reserve in controlling ... Read Answer >>
  3. How does inflation affect fixed-income investments?

    Learn about the ways inflation can harm fixed-income investments. Find out how to monitor the impact of inflation using common ... Read Answer >>
  4. What can cause price deflation?

    Learn what price deflation is, how inflation rates can be calculated using the consumer price index and what some causes ... Read Answer >>
  5. How can inflation be good for the economy?

    Find out why some economists and public policy makers believe that inflation is a good, or even necessary, phenomenon to ... Read Answer >>
  6. What is the difference between deflation and disinflation?

    Learn what deflation and disinflation are, how supply and demand affect price levels, and the difference between deflation ... Read Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Yield Curve

    A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity ...
  2. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
  3. Keynesian Economics

    An economic theory of total spending in the economy and its effects on output and inflation. Keynesian economics was developed ...
  4. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications ...

    A member-owned cooperative that provides safe and secure financial transactions for its members. Established in 1973, the ...
  5. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - GAAP

    The common set of accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to compile their financial statements. ...
  6. DuPont Analysis

    A method of performance measurement that was started by the DuPont Corporation in the 1920s. With this method, assets are ...
Trading Center