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US GDP revised to 2.2% – better than expected

The annualized rate of US GDP growth was revised down to 2.2%, somewhat better than 2% expected but of course lower than 2.6% initially reported.

The dollar ticked up by just a bit.

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Within the various  components, inventories took the hardest hit. This is actually a positive sign. Why? Because if inventories are depleted, they need to be replenished. Nevertheless, the changes are not huge and the data is not that new: it is  data from a quarter that ended two months ago. Since then we have updated data.

In the second estimate of US GDP growth for Q4 2014, estimates stood on a downwards revision  to 2% annualized growth from 2.6% reported in the first estimate.  Figures such as retail sales and durable goods orders pointed to the downside.

Towards the publication, EUR/USD was trading around 1.1240, attempting a dead cat bounce. GBP/USD was around 1.5440, USD/JPY around 119.25, AUD/USD around 0.7825 and USD/CAD traded at around 1.2450.

Here is the preview:  EUR/USD: Trading the Preliminary US GDP

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Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.