Forex Dictionary

Flash GDP

Flash GDP

Measures Change in the value of all goods and services produced by the economy; Usual Effect Actual > Forecast = Good for currency; Frequency Released quarterly, about 45 days after the quarter ends; FF Notes Tends to have a muted impact because Germany and France, which account for about half of the Eurozone's economy, release their GDP earlier. There are three versions of GDP released about 15 days apart – Flash, Revised, and Final. The Flash release is the earliest and thus tends to have the most impact. The Final is not included for lack of significance; Why Traders Care It's the broadest measure of economic activity and the primary gauge of the economy's health; Also Called GDP First Estimate, Provisional GDP; Acronyms Gross Domestic Product (GDP);