The Week Ahead

Get your week off to a good start with our summary of what’s in store in the week ahead. This week, you can look forward to plenty of good food, outdoor adventures, more business advice and a Trader Lifestyle subscriber email.

Plus, last week was an important week for currency markets, with the FOMC minutes signalling Fed dovishness, Mario Draghi highlighting the ECB’s intention to boost inflation and expectations of BoE rate hike pushed out further in light of Fed dovishness. And the BoJ is expected to continue with its quantitative easing programme this month as BoJ’s Kuroda noted that the country is only halfway to achieving its 2% inflation target. Against this backdrop, data releases over the coming week will be key for short term direction – @LFXJames has highlighted some key events to watch in the week ahead…


Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 12.30.25Well, first and most importantly, today is World Yorkshire Pudding Day, apparently. So hopefully you’ve got your leftover Sunday roast to hand come lunchtime – but if not, that sounds like a perfect excuse for a pub lunch to me.

On a serious note, a choppy week is expected where markets are concerned due to uncertain rates. So don’t forget to check our Economic Calendar for all the market moves to keep an eye in the week ahead – and @LFXMark has summarised the important ones in his weekly preview, too.


Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 12.32.11Tuesday is Face Your Fears Day – so stop making excuses and get yourself signed up for one of our Top 10 Outdoor Activities to Try. Whether you choose gorge walking, quad biking or caving, it’ll definitely blow those cobwebs away and leave you with a clear head on your return to your trading desk.

There are some key events to keep an eye on today, too, for EUR, GBP and AUD traders. @LFXJames‘ picks to watch are the ZEW, Industrial Production, CPI, PPI and NAB Business Confidence.


On Wednesday, it’s Littlefish Loves time – this time, we’ve picked a service that will revolutionize your working lunchtimes (and make eating healthy that little bit easier). AND we’ve got another exciting competition coming up, so keep your eyes peeled for that…

Can’t wait? You can find all our past Littlefish Loves here.

And on the trading side of things, key events that may affect the markets are Retail Sales and the Beige Book for USD, as well at CPI, Industrial Production and the Consumer Confidence and Employment Reports.


Thursday is World Food Day, so there’s no better time to try one of the new eateries in our restaurant guide.

And following on from our Secrets of Success and Words of Wisdom, we’ve got more business tips for you. This week, we’re covering the not so wise words in the 10 Business Rules You Should Ignore. We’ll be looking at the tips and advice that aren’t as helpful as they seem, and the powerhouses that have proved them wrong. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, there are some data releases to watch, including Industrial Production and Consumer Inflation Expectation. Check out our Economic Calendar or @LFXMark‘s preview for more.


If you’re a regular Littlefish FX reader, you’ll know what Friday means: time for Five Lessons Learnt This Weekour weekly round up of weird and wonderful news stories. Followed by Viral Videos of the Week – our picks of the most popular videos of the week, from the hilarious and moving to the downright strange.

But don’t get too distracted from the market action – key events to watch include the University of Michigan Confidence for USD and GDP estimates.

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