Economic Calendar

Unemployment figures, company earnings reports and elections – keep track of key announcements and other events that could affect the markets. 
Monday 15 August to Sunday 21 August
RBNZ rate decision

Wednesday, 17 August
03:00 BST

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is expected to deliver its 4th consecutive 50 basis point hike. But the central bank may lower its rate path projections thanks to a worsening economic picture. House prices have also fallen noticeably in NZ, which is another reason we may see a dovish tilt.
What to watch: NZD


Wednesday, 17 August
07:00 BST

Inflation is a hot topic in the UK (and the rest of the world). Consumer inflation accelerated to 9.4% in July from 9.1% in June. While we have witnessed some weakness in commodity prices of late, there is still the risk we could see a double-digit headline CPI print.
What to watch: GBP, FTSE

FOMC meeting minutes

Wednesday, 17 August
19:00 BST

Everyone is trying to figure out whether the Fed is going to slow down its rate hikes moving forward. But at its last meeting, the FOMC delivered its second 75-basis point hike. Minutes of that meeting will provide us with some clues about how rate-setters were feeling about the subsequent hikes. Any indications of a slow-down is what investors will be looking for.
What to watch: USD, GOLD

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      Frequently asked questions

      What is an economic calendar?

      An economic calendar is a diary that lists the upcoming economic releases and events that are likely to move markets in the coming weeks and months. It’s an essential tool for traders, helping you plan your strategy around when your chosen markets might be highly volatile.

      You can access the City Index economic calendar from within our award-winning Web Trader platform, making it easier than ever to strategise around upcoming events. All you need is a demo account or a live account.

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      How do I use an economic calendar?

      By default, the City Index calendar will show you all the potential market-moving events in the coming days – including how important each event is, plus its previous and consensus figure.

      By tapping ‘SHOW FILTERS’, you can tailor the calendar to your specific strategy. For example, you can choose to only see events from certain countries or categories. You can even choose to only see events that are expected to deliver high volatility.

      You can also amend the timeframe of the economic calendar with the ‘Displaying’ dropdown.

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      Why should I use an economic calendar

      An economic calendar enables you to plan your trading around key market-moving events. This is important for any trader, as economic releases can quickly change market conditions and may throw your existing strategy off course.

      Some traders steer clear of the markets entirely when economic data is due to be released; others see the heightened volatility as the best time to trade. Either way, knowing precisely when events are set to land is key to trading successfully.

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