Tim Clayton

Tim is a contributing author to EconomicCalendar.com. He is an economist and has been involved in financial markets for over 20 years as an analyst. He specialises in global economic trends, macro policy and central banks. Extensive knowledge, experience and data mining is used to anticipate trends in equities, bonds and forex with a contrarian slant. He is a graduate of the University of York with a degree in Economics/Econometrics.

US Jobless Claims Decline To 284,000, Hurricane Effects Still Important

US Initial jobless claims declined to 284,000 in the week ending September 9th from 298,000 the previous week. The figure was slightly below consensus...

August US Consumer Prices (CPI) Rose 0.4%, Core Increase 0.2%

US consumer prices rose 0.4% in August compared with consensus forecasts of a 0.3% monthly gain. The year-on-year rate increased to 1.9% from 1.7%...
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Crude Oil Prices Hit 1-Month Highs, Demand Hopes Supportive

Expectations of firm demand for crude have continued to provide significant support for oil prices over the past 24 hours with benchmark prices hitting...
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Bank of England Maintains Interest Rates At 0.25%, MPC Moves Closer To Rate Hike

Following its latest policy meeting, the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) maintained interest rates at 0.25%. Consensus expectations were also for rates...
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Swiss National Bank Maintains Interest Rates At -0.75%, Franc Concerns Ease Slightly

At its September quarterly policy meeting, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) made no changes in interest rates with the target rate for 3-month Libor...

Gold Prices Edge Lower, Dollar Revival Continues To Sap Support

Renewed dollar gains have triggered some selling pressure on gold, although overall selling pressure has remained limited amid underlying reservations surrounding North Korea.Gold prices...
crude oil storage

EIA Reports Crude Oil Inventories Rose 5.9 Million Barrels, WTI Oil Price Edges Lower

The latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) data recorded an inventory build of 5.9 million barrels for the week ending September 8th following a build...

August US Producer Prices Increased 0.2%, Limited Impact From Dollar Slide

US producer prices for final demand increased 0.2% for August which was slightly below consensus forecasts of a 0.3% increase and following a 0.1%...
UK Currency -US Dollar GBP/USD

GBP/USD Retreats From 12-Month Highs, Earnings Growth Subdued

There will be a reluctance to sell Sterling ahead of Thursday’s Bank of England meeting, although selling will resume if there is dovish rhetoric.The...

UK Unemployment Declines To Fresh 42-Year Low At 4.3%, Earnings Growth Held At 2.1%

UK unemployment declined to 4.3% in the three months to July from 4.4% the previous month and compared with consensus forecasts of an unchanged...

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EUR/USD Weekly Forecast September 18-22

EUR/USD was under pressure in the early week but recovered in the second half of the week to erase about half of the week’s...
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Crude Oil Prices Weekly Forecast September 18-22

WTI crude oil prices (USOIL) gained for a second consecutive week and seen once again attacking resistance at the psychological $50.00 handle. Oil...
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DJIA Today: Dow Jones Futures Extend Record Run to Four Days

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose again on Friday, extending its record-setting pace to four days, with defense contractors and technology firms leading the...

S&P 500 Futures Hit Record as Investors Shrug Off North Korea Threat

U.S. stocks advanced Friday, with the S&P 500 Index closing at a new all-time high as investors shrugged off North Korea’s latest provocation.The benchmark...

Coffee Prices: Robusta Falls as Speculators Exit Positions

Robusta coffee futures, which have been well supported for months due to razor-thin supplies fell on Friday due to a round of speculator selling...