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US Retail Sales

Discussion in 'Economic Indicator Descriptions' started by Felix Homogratus, Nov 13, 2009.

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  1. Felix Homogratus

    Felix Homogratus Commander in Chief

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    US Retail Sales comes out once per month.

    As the name suggests, this economic indicator measures the amount of money consumers spent in stores, restaurants, movies, and other retail outlets. Then the amount is measured against the amount for previous month, and a percentage is derived of whether it's more or less. If the retail sales this month are higher than previous month, the percentage number is positive. If the retail sales this month are lower than previous month, the percentage number is negative.

    Strong retail sales means healthy economy and confident consumers. This also means that most likely inflation is going to pick up, and the government will be forced to raise interest rates. And when a country has high interest rates, there is much more interest to invest into their currency, so the demand for currency increases, and subsequently, the currency goes up.

    This means that higher than expected number in retail sales is good for US dollar, and thus GBP/USD will have a tendency to go down. Lower than expected number is bad for US dollar, and thus GBP/USD will have a tendency to go up.

    To see a history of this indicator and charts of how it affected GBP/USD and other currencies, please click here: Forex News Trading | Details and History for USD Core Retail Sales m/m

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    #1 Felix Homogratus, Nov 13, 2009
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