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Whose Speech Moves the Economy?

Ready to know the Angelina Jolies and Charlie Sheens of the forex world? They are the people whose words can change the direction of the economy.

Thousands of journalists and analysts gather and tune in during their important speeches, interpreting every word or signal that these economic celebrities give away.

The United States has some of the most important economics-related celebrities, but since forex owes its existence to the international community, we have to be aware of foreign economic celebrities as well. Here is a list of the most influential people in the international economic community as of 2016.

Who’s Who in Economic News

Other than these celebrities, there are tons of other gossip-making organizations and events that make the forex market move. Some of these are given in Figure 16-2. You can compare them toHollywood, Academy Awards, and Grammy Awards. Every now and then these organizations release a bunch of information and give the journalists something to talk about—while, of course, giving the traders an opportunity to trade!