Do macroeconomic releases still matter?

Tradefeedr’s Alexei Jiltsov explores how FX and other asset classes react to macroeconomic reports

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Price discovery is the process of setting a new price level that reflects new information for supply and demand. While the process is continuous, macroeconomic releases stand out as they provide the official estimate of the state of the economy. 

What matters most is not the headline number itself, but the difference between published data and market expectations. A large gap usually implies a lot of new information, which is often followed by volatile price action to establish a new price

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