Headline News

Definition - What does Headline News mean?

Headline news is a slang term that refers to any news event that has an impact on the financial markets. Headline news could be an expected event like a scheduled economic release or an unexpected one like a natural disaster. Forex traders watch for headline news in order to trade the market reaction.

ForexDictionary explains Headline News

News traders are not alone in checking news feeds for significant events. Long-term trend traders and swing traders are equally interested in finding out what might move the market. Even short-term traders that use a technical analysis only approach may find that headline news can help point to currency pairs that will see increased activity during a trading session. Because the forex market is driven by opinion and speculation, knowing the headline news that is feeding those opinions can be very useful for currency traders.
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