July 28, 2009
Broker Quotes is small in size but big on functionality. It supports 27 currency pairs quoted in real-time by any combination of eleven brokers. The interface can be customized, and your settings are remembered.
Broker Quotes has an intricate back-end that is still being load tested, so there may be a few crashes and bugs during the beta period (disclaimer! ). If you encounter a bug or have an idea for improvement make sure to contact us!
July 15, 2009
- GDP q/y
- Industrial Production y/y
- Trade Balance
- Manufacturing PMI
- CLSA Manufacturing PMI
- CPI y/y
- PPI y/y
- Fixed Asset Investment ytd/y
- More Coming Soon
As you may have noticed, Chinese data releases are gradually having a more pronounced impact on the currency markets. Presently their influence can rival high-profile G7 indicators, especially in regard to the yen and commodity currencies. It has long been evident that we needed to add the Chinese yuan (CNY) to the calendar, and early this year the Forex Factory economists set out to tackle the project.
The sources for Chinese data are far less transparent and less reliable than we are used to dealing with on the calendar, which is why we had avoided CNY for so long. It took our team five months of research, source gathering, release monitoring, and beta-testing to report the data with the same quality and reliability that we strive for on the calendar.
We cannot change how Chinese sources release and schedule data, but we can implement procedures that will bring clarity and consistency to our coverage. We have made several 'FF Notes' (see the Detail View by clicking the inside the Detail View, where applicable) that will be used keep you abreast of scheduling issues as they happen. For the least reliable release schedules we opted to set the event's default time to 'Tentative' to make you aware that we don't know the exact release time. With all CNY data you should be prepared to see surprise early releases, leaked data later retracted, and data being delayed for days - we will do our best to inform you of these issues with the FF Alert function. Finally, we ask that you be slightly more forgiving of our mistakes as we become further acquainted with the new coverage.
We will report our first live CNY data in about 24 hours... see you there!
June 30, 2009
To kick things off we built an automatic Wall stream that pulls the most active new threads and the top-voted stories on a daily basis. Let us know if you find it useful! What else should we add to our Facebook page?
May 18, 2009
The attack actually began Friday evening, but until this morning we were able to fend it off with limited interruption to the website. The defense we used on Friday blocked some legitimate traffic so you might have had trouble accessing the site over the weekend. You may be blocked again as we defend against further attacks, but rest assured the block will be temporary.
We appreciate your patience and understanding. Wish us luck!
April 18, 2009
- Updated in real-time
- Fully automated
- Rate relativity bars
- Links to last and next releases
- Links to 9-year rate charts
- Links to central bank websites
We hope you find it useful!