Retail Sales in the US and ZEW Economic Sentiment in Europe are the main events lined up. Let’s see what awaits us today. In the US, Retail Sales, key measurement for consumer spending, due to rise up by 0.1% to 0.6% this month, while the Core Retail Sales (not including cars) is predicted to decreased by 0.1% down to 0.5%. More in the US, FOMC Statement, one of the key tools the FOMC use to connect with to stockholders regarding the monetary policy, and also affect the financial outlook. On the Federal Funds Rate no change is expected from the past months, 0.25% is about to remain. Later in the US, Business Inventories, indicator of upcoming business spending that value manufacturer’s inventory of goods, rise up to 0.5% this month is forecasted. Finally in the US, Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics (TIPP) Economic Optimism, rise up to 42.5 points is expected this month. In Europe, Zentrum fur Europaische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Economic Sentiment, Monthly Survey to rate the Eurozone financial view over the past 6-month, expect to drop down to -60.3 from -59.1 on November. And on the German ZEW Economic Sentiment reduce down to -55.7 from -55.2 on November. Finally in Europe, French Consumer Price Index (CPI); is about to rise up by 0.1% from the last month to 0.3%. For more on the Euro, read the Euro to dollar forecast. In Great Britain, Consumer Price Index (CPI); main indicator for overall inflation that measures the goods and services prices, expect to reduce by 0.2% from November down to 4.8%, on the Core CPI 3.3% is expected similar to the previous time. And on the Retail Price Index (RPI), a drop of 0.3% is predicted down to 5.1%. More in Great Britain, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) House Price Balance, top indicator of housing inflation, due to drop down by 1% to -25%. Finally in Great Britain, Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) House Price Index (HPI), is expected to rise up to -0.9%. Read more about the Pound in the GBP/USD forecast. In Switzerland, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) Economic Forecasts, the government’s skill for core issues and financial policy. Read more about the Swiss franc in the USD/CHF forecast. In Australia, National Australia Bank (NAB) Business Confidence, Survey to value the present business conditions, 2 points are predicted with no change from the last month. More in Australia, Westpac Consumer Sentiment, Survey to rate the previous and forthcoming financial conditions, due to remain 6.3% similar to the last report. Finally in Australia, Housing starts due to rise up to -0.7%. For more on the Aussie, read the AUD/USD forecast. That’s it for today. Happy forex trading! Anat Dror Anat Dror Anat Dror Senior Writer I conceptualize, design and create multi-lingual websites. Apart from the technical work, my projects usually consist of writing content for these sites in English, French and Hebrew. In the past, I have built, managed and marketed an e-learning center for language studies, including moderating a live community of students. I've also worked as a community organizer Anat's Google Profile View All Post By Anat Dror Daily Look share Read Next GBP/USD: Trading the British Jobs Dec 2011 Kenny Fisher 11 years Retail Sales in the US and ZEW Economic Sentiment in Europe are the main events lined up. Let's see what awaits us today. In the US, Retail Sales, key measurement for consumer spending, due to rise up by 0.1% to 0.6% this month, while the Core Retail Sales (not including cars) is predicted to decreased by 0.1% down to 0.5%. More in the US, FOMC Statement, one of the key tools the FOMC use to connect with to stockholders regarding the monetary policy, and also affect the financial outlook. On the Federal Funds Rate no change is expected from the… Regulated Forex Brokers All Brokers Sponsored Brokers Broker Benefits Min Deposit Score Visit Broker 1 $100T&Cs Apply 0% Commission and No stamp DutyRegulated by US,UK & International StockCopy Successfull Traders 9.8 Visit Site FreeBets Reviews$100Your capital is at risk.2 T&Cs Apply 9.8 Visit Site FreeBets Reviews$100Your capital is at risk.3 Recommended Broker $100T&Cs Apply No deposit or withdrawal feesTrade major forex pairs such as EUR/USD with leverage up to 30:1 and tight spreads of 0.9 pips Low $100 minimum deposit to open a trading account 9 Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.4 T&Cs Apply Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.5 Recommended Broker $0T&Cs Apply Trade gold, silver, and platinum directly against major currenciesUp to 1:500 leverage for forex trading24/5 customer service by phone and email 9 Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.