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Monday, August 31, 2015 - Weekly e-Newsletter - Issue No. 668

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Economic Calendar
Date
ET
Release
For
Consensus
Prior
Aug 31
9:45 AM
Chicago PMI
Aug
NA
54.7
Sep 1
10:00 AM
ISM Index
Aug
NA
52.7
Sep 1
10:00 AM
Construction Spending
Jul
NA
0.1%
Sep 1
5:00 PM
Auto Sales
Aug
NA
5.8M
Sep 1
5:00 PM
Truck Sales
Aug
NA
8.4M
Sep 2
7:00 AM
MBA Mortgage Index
08/29
NA
NA
Sep 2
8:15 AM
ADP Employment Change
Aug
NA
185K
Sep 2
8:30 AM
Productivity-Rev.
Q2
NA
1.3%
Sep 2
8:30 AM
Unit Labor Costs -Rev.
Q2
NA
0.5%
Sep 2
10:00 AM
Factory Orders
Jul
NA
1.8%
Sep 2
10:30 AM
Crude Inventories
08/29
NA
NA
Sep 2
2:00 PM
Fed's Beige Book
Sep
NA
NA
Sep 3
7:30 AM
Challenger Job Cuts
Aug
NA
NA
Sep 3
8:30 AM
Initial Claims
08/29
NA
NA
Sep 3
8:30 AM
Continuing Claims
08/22
NA
NA
Sep 3
8:30 AM
Trade Balance
Jul
NA
-$43.8B
Sep 3
10:00 AM
ISM Services
Aug
NA
60.3
Sep 3
10:30 AM
Natural Gas Inventories
08/29
NA
NA
Sep 4
8:30 AM
Nonfarm Payrolls
Aug
NA
215K
Sep 4
8:30 AM
Nonfarm Private Payrolls
Aug
NA
210K
Sep 4
8:30 AM
Unemployment Rate
Aug
NA
5.3%
Sep 4
8:30 AM
Hourly Earnings
Aug
NA
0.2%
Sep 4
8:30 AM
Average Workweek
Aug
NA
34.6
 
Weekly Trading Insight
This Week: When you need to call us to get out of a trade, make sure you place orders properly

Let’s suppose you are in a large position at a time when the markets are really volatile and moving…against you. Next thing that happens is that your computer crashes, or you lose internet connection, or perhaps you are away from your computer. Hopefully this does not happen to you, but if it does, you should know how to properly place a phone order with our order desk. In other words, the last thing you will want to do is to give our order desk a non-specific order such as “just get me out of the markets!”

There are a few steps to doing this right. Check our phone order placement guide to find out: http://www.globalfutures.com/resources/order-placement.asp

 
This Week in History

8/31/1939 - the Public Examining Board proposed a list of solutions to help safe guard consumers

9/1/1954 - Social Security amended; as a result, rolls swelled by 7 million new people, mostly self-employed farmers

9/2/1789 - US Dept of Treasury formed and was immediately assigned task of repaying war dept from American Revolution

9/3/1969 - Death of Ho Chi Minh caused Stock market to dip 10.37 points due to fears of imperiled peace process which turned out to be true

9/4/1888 - George Eastman, after years of tinkering, finally developed a camera that could be used by general public, patented as "Kodak"

9/5/1882 - The First Labor Day showed the growing power of the unions and became a recognized holiday two years later

Weekly Forex Seasonality Report - EUR / USD
Global Futures

Historical performance for this week (Week 36: Aug 29 - Sep 4), based on collected data from 1994 to 2014 has shown that this currency pair has risen 52.38% and fallen 47.62% of the time in the years combined. The average rise in pips stands at 86 (0.0086) while the average fall in pips stands at 85 (0.0085). To date, the ratio of pips up to down is 1.02:1, while the ratio of pips down to up is 0.98:1.

 
Weekly Forex Seasonality Report - AUD / USD
Global Futures

Historical performance for this week (Week 36: Aug 29 - Sep 4), based on collected data from 1994 to 2014 has shown that this currency pair has risen 66.67% and fallen 33.33% of the time in the years combined. The average rise in pips stands at 60 (0.0060) while the average fall in pips stands at 45 (0.0045). To date, the ratio of pips up to down is 1.33:1, while the ratio of pips down to up is 0.75:1.

 
Weekly Forex Seasonality Report - GBP / USD
Global Futures

Historical performance for this week (Week 36: Aug 29 - Sep 4), based on collected data from 1994 to 2014 has shown that this currency pair has risen 57.14% and fallen 42.86% of the time in the years combined. The average rise in pips stands at 96 (0.0096) while the average fall in pips stands at 78 (0.0078). To date, the ratio of pips up to down is 1.23:1, while the ratio of pips down to up is 0.81:1.

 
Weekly Forex Seasonality Report - USD / CAD
Global Futures

Historical performance for this week (Week 36: Aug 29 - Sep 4), based on collected data from 1994 to 2014 has shown that this currency pair has risen 33.33% and fallen 66.67% of the time in the years combined. The average rise in pips stands at 47 (0.0047) while the average fall in pips stands at 49 (0.0049). To date, the ratio of pips up to down is 0.94:1, while the ratio of pips down to up is 1.06:1.

 
Weekly Forex Seasonality Report - USD / CHF
Global Futures

Historical performance for this week (Week 36: Aug 29 - Sep 4), based on collected data from 1994 to 2014 has shown that this currency pair has risen 57.14% and fallen 42.86% of the time in the years combined. The average rise in pips stands at 141 (0.0141) while the average fall in pips stands at 86 (0.0086). To date, the ratio of pips up to down is 1.65:1, while the ratio of pips down to up is 0.61:1.

 
Weekly Forex Seasonality Report - USD / JPY
Global Futures

Historical performance for this week (Week 36: Aug 29 - Sep 4), based on collected data from 1994 to 2014 has shown that this currency pair has risen 61.90% and fallen 38.10% of the time in the years combined. The average rise in pips stands at 80 (0.80) while the average fall in pips stands at 48 (0.48). To date, the ratio of pips up to down is 1.68:1, while the ratio of pips down to up is 0.59:1.

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