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An economic calendar is a tool that lists all important economic events. Some calendars also cover the important indicators, indexes and ratings.
We update the calendar regularly with help of millions of journalists from all over the world. The data comes in live 24 hours per day, 5 days a week. Whatever happens, we always make sure that you have the latest news and the most relevant data.
The economic events are the news releases, report publications, statements by the government officials and other media that can affect the price of the Forex quotes.
Not all of these events are equally powerful. But each of them has economical importance and are sure to affect the market and cause either a buyout or a sell-off.
Economics is a field of study that is very much affected by real-world events. And FX-trading, which uses the economics’ principles in practice, is the proof of that. So while the mathematical patterns and other Price Action systems are reliable most of the time, they are pretty much useless when something major happens in the real world.
Economic calendars provide data for further analysis and help to predict the direction the Forex market will take in the future. They are mainly used by the followers of the fundamental analysis. Some FX-trading strategies, i.e. scalping, are built around using the economic calendars to predict commotion on the markets and trading to take advantage of it.
However, even if you despise the fundamental economical analysis and follow Price Action strategies, you can still use an Economic Calendar to see when the market might be affected by the real-world events.
You can also click on each event to see its description, as well as the link where you can read more information about it.
NOTE. If you trade only major currencies and don’t want to run your own analytics – check out our Market Overviews and Daily Forecasts. They list the most important events, as well as explain how exactly they will affect the market.
If you think that there are too many irrelevant events – don’t worry, you can filter out the ones that you don’t need. To do so, click on the "More" button and set up the filter settings.
Here you can remove the currencies that you do not currently trade, as well as the low-impact events that do not cause enough volatility for you to chase.