The dollar is ending Wednesday firmly higher across the FX board, following the US Federal Reserve monetary policy decision. As widely anticipated, rates and taper were left unchanged, although the statement indicates that “ the Committee expects it will soon be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate.” Ahead of the event, most market participants priced in a rate hike in March. There were no mentions to the balance sheet, but market’s were not expecting those.Check it out!
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United States – Economic indicators
The US economic calendar is the most important one since the country is the largest world economy. The most important indicators mainly impact the price of the dollar, having important
effects in other markets and currencies.
The organizations that publish the most meaningful indicators, the ones that carry the greatest impact in the markets, are the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, the US Census Bureau and the Energy Information Administration. Of special interest are the Federal Reserve decisions, usually announced by Governor Jerome Powell.
Canada – Economic indicators
Canada is one of the world's strongest economies mainly due to its natural resources, technology industry and membership in international trade agreements, such as the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) or Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Among the events with the greatest impact are announcements from the Bank of Canada, which is currently chaired by Tiff Macklem. Some of the most relevant indicators of Canada's Economic Calendar include:
United Kingdom – Economic indicators
The United Kingdom has the sixth-largest national economy and its monetary policy is watched by the Bank of England, whose Governor is Andrew Bailey. Its capital, London, is the second-largest financial center in the world, behind only New York.
The UK economy is so important that its movements have a direct impact on a wide number of markets as well as on different currencies. Some of the most relevant indicators of the United Kingdom Economic Calendar include:
Australia – Economic indicators
Its prosperous growth in recent years has allowed Australia's economy to become one of the strongest in the world, being the sixth country in the world in the quality-of-life index. The Australian economy is particularly rich in commodities, with the Down Under country mainly sourcing its resources to China and other Asian countries.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is responsible for providing services to both other central banks and the Australian Government. The current president of the RBA is Philip Lowe. Some of the most relevant indicators of the Australian Economic Calendar include:
What is the Economic Calendar?
FXStreet’s real-time Economic Calendar covers economic events and indicators from all over the world with:
- 1000 events from 42 countries
- Automated refresh when data is released
- Countdown (time left before release)
- Customizable local time
- Sound notification (can be turned off)
- Historical graph
- Related news and reports
- Filter (by country, date, event category, volatility impact or keyword)
WHY SHOULD I USE IT?
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It’s the most complete, accurate and timely economic calendar of the Forex market. We have a dedicated team of economists and journalists who update all the data 24h a day, 5 days a week.
Brokers and market makers offer FXStreet’s calendar to their clients as a tool to trade.
This is a proof that it’s a trusted, respected and widely used tool.
If you are a fundamental or a news trader, it’s a must
To trade Forex through fundamental analysis, you have to check how economies over the world are doing based on their macroeconomics data (such as GDP, employment, consumption data, inflation…), watching closely the countries of the currencies you are trading the most.
Our economic calendar is your companion, a tab that is always opened on your computer.
If you do not care about macroeconomics when trading, it’s still a useful tool
- Avoid bad surprises: you can check when high volatility data are expected to be released in order to better manage your trades.
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All data are displayed in chronological order, divided by day. Released data are marked with a tick () under the “time left” column. A light grey horizontal line shows you where we stand at the moment and below that line go all upcoming data. Time left before next release is indicated so you quickly grasp when this is coming. When a new data is released, the calendar page is automatically refreshed so you do not miss it. If you want, you can enable a sound notification for all releases.
A flag icon indicates the country of the data release, and next to it, its currency. So you can quickly scan and see what currencies might be affected today or in some specific days.
Depicted as yellow/orange/red bars, the impact is a basic indicator of the potential move a data release might trigger on currencies. Shall a bar be red and long, market observers expect this data to have great probability to move the Forex market. Shall this bar be yellow and short, the probability is viewed as low. In orange, we’re just in between.
For all economic calendar indicators, you will find the Previous number: that is the data in its last release (frequency of data release is variable: it can be last month, last trimester…). For most indicators, we add a Consensus number: that is a general agreement of experts on the outcome of the number. When the Actual data is released, it’s immediately displayed at the right of the volatility indicator. Better or worse than expected? If we had a consensus published, it comes either in green (it means the data is better than expected) or in red (worse than expected). The Deviation ratio is an FXStreet exclusive calculation which measures the surprise caused by an event when the Actual data differs from the Consensus. Its number usually oscillates in an open scale between -7 and +7.
… FILTER DATA?
You might want to focus on some type of data and ignore the rest: less noise means more efficiency. Click on the button at the top of the economic calendar. You can type a keyword or select countries, dates range, event categories or impact levels. Then hit the “Apply” button. If you always need to see the same data when you come to our calendar, you can save your settings for the next visit! We said efficiency, right?
… GET MORE INFO ABOUT THE DATA
We have more to give you that just the data you see at first sight. If you click on the name of the event, that will deploy a space with more information:
- Editor's Notes (commentary and event previews from our editorial team, only included in the most important events)
- Description of the event (what it is, who releases it, what it means for currencies…)
- Link to official report (when a data has been released)
- Link to the Dashboard page (where you will be able to see & analyze the historical data of the event and several advanced calculations on how it has impacted several major currency pairs over the years)