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Where to Find Forex News and Market Data

A quick Yahoogleing (that’s Yahoo, Google, plus Bing) search of “forex + news” or “forex + data” returns a measly 30 million results combined.

30 MILLION! That’s right! No wonder you’re here to get some education! There’s just way too much information to try to process and way too many things to confuse any newbie forex trader. That’s some insane information overload if we’ve ever seen it.

But information is king when it comes to making successful trades.

Currency price moves because of all of this information: economic reports, a new central bank chairperson, and interest rate changes.

News moves fundamentals and fundamentals move currency pairs!

It’s your goal to make successful trades and that becomes a lot easier when you know why price is moving that way it is. Successful forex traders weren’t born successful; they were taught or they learned.

Successful forex traders don’t have mystical powers (well, except for Pipcrawler, but he’s more weird than he is mystical) and they can’t see the future.

What they can do is see through the blur that is forex news and data, pick what’s important to traders at the moment, and make the right trading decisions.

Where to Find Forex News and Market Data

Market news and data are available through a multitude of sources.

The internet is the obvious winner in our book, as it provides a wealth of options, at the speed of light, directly to your screen, with access from almost anywhere in the world. But don’t forget about print media and the good old tube sitting in your living room or kitchen.

Individual forex traders will be amazed at the sheer number of currency-specific websites, services, and TV programming available to them. Most of them are free of charge, while you may have to pay for some of the others. Let’s go over our favorites to help you get started.

Traditional Financial News Sources

While there are tons of financial news resources out there, we advise you to stick with the big names.

These guys provide around-the-clock coverage of the markets, with daily updates on the big news that you need to be aware of, such as central bank announcements, economic report releases and analysis, etc. Many of these big players also have institutional contacts that provide explanations about the current events of the day to the viewing public.

Real-time Feeds

Real time feeds

If you’re looking for more immediate access to the movements in the currency market, don’t forget about that 80-inch flat screen TV in your bathroom!

Financial TV networks exist 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide you up-to-the-minute action on all of the world’s financial markets.

In the U.S., the top dogs are (in random order), Bloomberg TV, Fox Business, CNBC, MSNBC, and even CNN. You could even throw a little BBC in there.

Another option for real-time data comes from your forex trading platform.

Many forex brokers include live newsfeeds directly in their software to give you easy and immediate access to events and news of the currency market. Check your broker for availability of such features not all brokers features are created equally.

Economic Calendars

Economic calendar

Wouldn’t it be great if you could look at the current month and know exactly when the Fed is making an interest rate announcement, what rate is forecasted, what rate actually occurs , and what type of impact this change has on the currency market? It’s all possible with an economic calendar.

The good ones let you look at different months and years, let you sort by currency, and let you assign your local time zone. 3:00 pm where you’re sitting isn’t necessarily 3:00 pm where we’re sitting, so make use of the time zone feature so that you’re ready for the next calendar event!

Yes, economic events and data reports take place more frequently than most people can keep up with. This data has the potential to move markets in the short term and accelerate the movement of currency pairs you might be watching.

Lucky for you, most economic news that’s important to forex traders is scheduled several months in advance.

So which calendar do we recommend?

We look no further than our very own BabyPips.com forex economic calendar to provide all that goodness!

If you don’t like ours (which we highly doubt), a simple Yahoogleing search will offer up a nice collection for you to examine.

Market Information Tips

Keep in mind the timeliness of the reports you read. A lot of this stuff has already occurred and the market has already adjusted prices to take the report into account.

If the market has already made its move, you might have to adjust your thinking and current strategy. Keep tabs on just how old this news is or you’ll find yourself “yesterday’s news.”

You also have to be able to determine whether the news you’re dealing with is fact or fiction, rumor or opinion.

Economic data rumors do exist, and they can occur minutes to several hours before a scheduled release of data. The rumors help to produce some short-term trader action, and they can sometimes also have a lasting effect on market sentiment.

Institutional traders are also often rumored to be behind large moves, but it’s hard to know the truth with a decentralized market like spot forex. There’s never a simple way of verifying the truth.

Your job as a forex trader is to create a good trading plan and quickly react to such news about rumors, after they’ve been proven true or false. Having a well-rounded risk management plan in this case could save you some moolah!

And the final tip: Know who is reporting the news.

Forex News

Are we talking analysts or economists, economist or the owner of the newest forex blog on the block? Maybe a central bank analyst?

The more reading and watching you do of forex news and media, the more finance and currency professionals you’ll be exposed to.

Are they offering merely an opinion or a stated fact based on recently released data?

The more you know about the “Who”, the better off you will be in understanding how accurate the news is. Those who report the news often have their own agenda and have their own strengths and weaknesses.

Get to know the people that “know”, so YOU “know”. Can you dig it?

新闻和市场数据

       如果你在百度上搜索“外汇+新闻”,你会发现相关的搜索结果大约384万个,而你要是搜索“外汇+数据”,这一结果则更是达到637万个。

       是的,就是这么多。这也难怪你需要到这里来学习相关的课程。在外汇领域,确实有太多的信息需要处理,也有太多的事情会困扰新进的交易者。当然,在这么多信息中,也有很多我们曾今见过的过时信息。

       但是,我们要成为一名成功的交易者,我们需要秉承“信息为王”这么一个信念。

       价格会因为以下所有信息的公布而出现变动:经济报告、央行官员讲话、利率改变等等。

       你的目标是取得交易的成功,当你明白价格为什么会出现相关走势时,取得成功对你来说会更加容易。成功的交易者并非天生的,他们需要接受相关教育或不断的自我学习。

       成功的交易者并没有什么神秘的力量支配着他们,他们也不能够看到未来。

       他们能够做的是,从众多的外汇新闻和数据中,选取眼下的关键、重要数据进行分析,进而做出正确的交易决定。

在哪里获取市场信息?

       你可以从诸多的途径获取市场信息。

       在众多的信息来源中,互联网无疑是最为便捷的来源,通过互联网,无论我们在世界上的那个角落,我们都可以同步了解到最新的外汇资讯。但也不要忽视了纸介质媒体以及传统的广播媒介。

       个人外汇交易者将会为为数众多的外汇网站、外汇投资服务、能够获得的电视节目而着迷,它们中的绝大多数都是免费的,当然,也有一些是要付费才可以获得。

互联网

传统的财经媒体

       财经媒体可以海量来计,但是,我们建立你记住一些大型的财经媒体。

       这些大型的财经媒体会全天候不间断的提供全球市场财经资讯以及深度报道。你需要对这些媒体所报道的重大事件保持高度关注,比如央行利率声明、重大经济报告的发布以及分析等等。这些大型的财经媒体也会就市场热点以及重大问题,对众多大型金融机构经济学家、分析师等权威人士进行采访,就这些热点、重大问题进行解读。

       大型的财经媒体有:
            ● 路透
            ● 华尔街日报
            ● 彭博
            ● MarketWatch.com
  
实时新闻源

       如果你寻求了解货币市场走势的更多途径,也不要忘记你客厅所拜访的电视机。

       财经类电视节目也会1天24小时、1周7天无间断的提供给你有关全球金融市场最新的市场动向。

       在美国,最尖端的财经电视类节目当属彭博电视、CNBC、MSNBC,甚至是CNN,你也有可能收看一些BBC的电视节目。

       对于我们获取实时数据的另一选择是你的交易平台。

       多数交易商会把及时的新闻数据直接嵌入到你的交易平台软件中,你可以轻易获得有关货币市场上的最新事件以及新闻。由于并非所有的交易商都提供这一服务,所以你最好事先和你的交易商核实这方面信息。
  
财经日历

       如果你可以清楚的知道本月美联储公布利率决议的时间、市场对于利率的预测值、最终公布的实际值、以及结果对货币市场所造成的影响,是不是很棒的一件事呢?财经日历让这一切成为可能。

       好的财经日历会让你查到不同月份,甚至不同年份的经济数据。

       是的,经济事件和数据报告的公布非常的频繁,在没有财经日历提醒的情况下,一般人真的很难及时顾忌所有数据以及时间的公布。而数据和事件在短期内加速货币对的波动。

       幸运的是,对外汇交易者颇为重要的绝大多数经济新闻的公布都会在数月之前提前预告。

市场信息的一些建议

       请记住,你所阅读的报告都是具有时效性的。绝大多数信息都已经成为过去时,且市场已经对所公布的报告作出了充分的反应。

       如果市场已经作出了相应的反应,你可能应该对你的当前交易策略进行调整。因为,“昨天的新闻”对于外汇交易来说,显然已经过时。

       你也必须有能力确定,你正在分析的新闻是事实、传言、虚构的,还是他人的看法。  
       经济数据的传言确实存在于市场中,这种传言在数据公布的数分钟至数小时之前都有可能散播出来。传言会促使一些短线交易者做出反应,而这些短线交易者的行为也有可能对市场情绪造成持续的影响。

       大型机构交易者通常也会受到传言的影响,在分散性市场中,很难知道消息的真实性,比如说现货外汇市场。鉴别消息的真伪永远不是一项简单的工作。

       作为一名交易者来说,你的工作是制定好自己的交易计划,并在这些传言被证实是真实的或虚假的之前,对此类新闻或传言迅速作出反应。制定完备的风险管理计划可能让你免于不必要的损失。

       我们最后的建议是:知道消息的最初来源。

       对外汇新闻和媒体的关注度越高,你所获得的专业知识将越丰富。

       你对新闻发布的来源了解得越多,你越有可能鉴别出新闻的准确性。那些报道新闻的人或机构有他们自己的日程安排,而且他们自身也存在长处和不足。