Since its creation in 1973 by the Fed, the trade-weighted U.S. dollar index has been used to track the dollar's value against the currencies of major American trading partners.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government. It regulates the futures, options, derivatives and swaps markets. Learn more about how the [...]
There is an important difference between "on-the-run" and "off-the-run" securities that goes beyond distinguishing between newer and older issues. Learn more about these securities at FXCM Insights.
The Volcker rule was implemented in the U.S. in 2013, and was designed as a way to avoid another financial crisis. The rule restricts American banks and foreign banks doing business in the U.S. [...]
The Taylor rule was developed to provide guidance to central banks, such as the U.S. Federal Reserve, for setting short-term interest rates based on economic conditions, including inflation and [...]
With no historical precedent, the U.S. Federal Reserve's unwinding process is a significant event in the financial sphere. Learn what it could mean for world markets at FXCM.
Black Monday occurred on 19 October 1987. It represents the largest one day sell off in the history of the U.S. equities markets, led by losses in the DJIA and the S&P 500.
The impact of a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate increase is far-reaching, and has both direct and indirect implications. Find out who and what is impacted by these changes.
When considered altogether, these statistics and concepts can be used to paint a complete picture of Canada's economic health.
The US economy is the largest economy in the world, so it is important that traders understand the different US economic performance indicators.