Upcoming Signals Overview (January 24 ~ 28, 2011)

Henry Liu

Former FPA Special Consultant
Hey Folks:

This week is going to be crucial for the greenback as we have two high impact yet trend changing events scheduled. First, we'll get a quick glimpse over at FOMC on Wednesday during the 2:15pm FOMC Federal Funds Rate decision, and then on Friday, we'll get the 4th quarter GDP release at 8:30am. Since this is the Adv. GDP release, or the first release of three, market is definitely prepared to react with heavy volatility... And of course, whatever direction market decides to go, it is likely to remain in that direction until the next major release, which may be in late February (assuming NFP comes out as expected)...

Aside from these two major releases, we also have other high impact news from UK, Australia, and New Zealand, here's the list:

1. Mon January 24, 2011 - 7:30pm EST - AU CPI q/q
Historical Data and Chart

2. Tue January 25, 2011 - 4:30am EST - UK Prelim GDP q/q
Historical Data and Chart

3. Tue January 25, 2011 - 7:00am EST - CA Core CPI m/m
Historical Data and Chart

4. Wed January 26, 2011 - 4:30am EST - UK MPC Minutes
Historical Data and Chart

5. Wed January 26, 2011 - 10:00am EST - US New Home Sales
Historical Data and Chart

6. Wed January 26, 2011 - 2:15pm EST - US FOMC Rate Decision
Historical Data and Chart

7. Wed January 26, 2011 - 3:00pm EST - NZ RBNZ Rate Decision
Historical Data and Chart

8. Fri January 28, 2011 - 8:30am EST - US Adv. GDP q/q
Historical Data and Chart

... of course there are some other high impact releases scheduled on Thursday, but because of the unreliable historical track record, I'll just skip those releases (US Core Durable Goods, Unemployment Claims, and Pending Home Sales).

In conclusion, I believe that the focus of the week lies on the FOMC Statement and U.S. Adv. GDP release, and because these two high impact news could change the short to mid term trend of the market, I'd recommend everyone to pay close attention to how the market reacts to them.


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Thanks for your hard work Henry !


I've put together a Google Calendar of Henry's tradable news releases which you can add to your iPhone or your own Google Calendar. This gives you the following:
  1. Translates the time into your local timezone
  2. Allows you to see your personal appointments alongside when the news releases are happening
  3. And if you have a Google Calendar account - notifications to your mobile phone via SMS (for free!)

Instructions (you only need to add this once and it will appear every week)

Adding to iPhone:
  1. Send an e-mail to your iPhone with the e-mail body of "webcal://www.google.com/calendar/ical/06nlopqpjr7nnehhgc99igak6k%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics" (without the quotes and remove the extra space before the '.com')
  2. On your iPhone, open the e-mail and click on the link.
  3. When prompted "Subscribe to the calendar: 'Henry Liu's Trading Signals'?", click "Subscribe".
  4. Open your calendar and it will say "The Calendar 'Henry Liu's Trading Signals' has been added"
  5. Click "Done".

Adding to your own Google Calendar and setting SMS notification (see accompanying screenshots attached):
  1. Log into your Google calendar and go to "Other Calendars"
  2. Type in "06nlopqpjr7nnehhgc99igak6k@group.calendar.google.com" (without the quotes and the .com should be one word - you'll need to remove the space)
  3. Now click on the drop-down for your newly added calendar "Henry Liu's Trading Signals". Click on "Calendar settings"
  4. Click on the tab "Notifications". Fill in the reminders you'd like - E-mail, SMS and Pop-up.

If you don't see "SMS" as a drop-down option, you need to configure the settings for your mobile phone in Google. Go to your "Settings" (top right) and choose "Mobile Setup" or check Google Calendar Help.

I'll try to update this calendar every week after Henry releases his weekly review, so you should only need to add the calendar once and from there on you'll get reminders every week to help you trade :)

Hope this helps,