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Purchasing Managers Index, or what is known as PMI, is an economic report that draws conclusions from business surveys and indicates the business climate in a certain country during a particular period. They usually survey several private companies in the country and track indicators like new orders, production, employment, supplier deliveries, etc. In this regard, PMI is often seen as more comprehensive and useful than ordinary economic data such as GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

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Let's use EUR/JPY. Say the BoJ (Bank of Japan) rate is 0.1% and ECB (European Central Bank) is around 0.5%. If BoJ increased interest rates to 0.5%, then their rates will be the same as ECB. However, these changes will entice investors to move their assets to Yen, because they want to get some profit from the changes. Such movement will cause the rise of demand on Yen so that its exchange rates against Euro will rise too.

On the contrary, if BoJ lowers their interest rates to 0.05%, investors will sell their Yens and move their investment into other kinds of assets like bonds, property, or another currency with higher interest, Yen's exchange rates will decrease.

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The Commitment of Traders (COT) report is a document that comes out every week and tells trader how different groups of people are trading in the U.S. futures market. This report is put together by the CFTC in the U.S.

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Knowing major banks' FX positions can be important for certain traders, as it provides insights that can help identify low-risk, high-reward, and high-probability entry points in the market.

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