Economic calendar

What is the economic calendar?

The economic calendar refers to the schedules dates of significant releases or events that may affect the movement of individual market prices or markets as a whole. Investors and traders use the economic calendar to plan trades and portfolio reallocations, as well as to be alert to chart patterns and indicators. The economic calendar from Market Cheese for various countries is available for free on our site.

How different events force markets?

Why should the traders and the investors follow events posted in the calendar?

Traders and investors rely on the economic calendar to give them information and to provide trading opportunities. Traders often time movement into or out of positions to correspond either with an announcement of some event or with the heavy trading volume that often precedes a scheduled announcement. Following the economic calendar can be especially beneficial for a trader who wants to take a short position. If the trader guesses correctly about the nature of the announcement, the trader can open the position immediately before the scheduled announcement and then close it within hours of the announcement.

How different events force markets?

Different events have different influences on market prices. As usual, the possible force of the reaction is shown in the calendar and indicated as the value of importance. The more important the event is expecting, the more forcible will be its influence on the market.

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