Forex Fundamental Analysis
Fundamental analysis is the interpretation of statistical reports and economic indicators. Things like changes in interest rates, employment reports, and the latest inflation indicators all fall into the realm of fundamental analysis.
Forex traders must pay close attention to economic indicators which can have a direct – and to some degree, predictable – effect on the value of a nation's currency in the forex market.
Given the impact these indicators can have on exchange rates, it is important to know beforehand when they are due for release. It is also likely that exchange rate spreads will widen during the time leading up to the release of an important indicator and this could add considerably to the cost of your trade.
Therefore, you should regularly consult an economic calendar which lists the release date and time for each indicator. You can find economic calendars on Central Bank websites and also through most brokers.