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Economic Calendar

Unemployment figures, company earnings reports and elections – keep track of key announcements and other events that could affect the markets. 

Monday 24 June to Sunday 30 June

German ifo Business Climate

Monday, June 24

09:00 BST

The fallout from the recent EU elections has caused the euro to drop across the board with equity indices in the region, especially France, also taking a hit. The rise of far-right parties across Europe has unnerved investors, amid concerns about a future potentially shifting EU cooperation towards domestic agendas, making Europe less predictable and attractive to investors. Let’s see if that sentiment is going to be shared by business leaders. The ifo survey’s large sample size of about 9,000 businesses and its historic correlation with German and Eurozone economic conditions makes it an important release for the region’s asset prices.

What to watch: EUR, Germany 40

US CB Consumer Confidence

Tuesday, June 25

15:00 BST

Consumer sentiment showed a surprise rise last month according to this survey of about 3,000 households by the Conference Board. However, the more up-to-date measure, the UoM Consumer Sentiment barometer, disappointed last week, suggesting the tech optimism is not reflected on the wider US citizen outside of the stock market. Another drop could lift haven assets like gold and undermine USD.

What to watch: USD, gold

US Core PCE

Friday, June 28

13:30 BST

It is all about the timing of the first Fed rate cut, which has been pushed around significantly throughout this year. Initially, markets had expected the rate cut to come in June, before a series of stronger data releases pushed it to December and recently, we have seen a few data misses and it is now expected to be September. The Core PCE data is the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation. After weaker CPI and PPI reports, another weaker-than-expected inflation report could send the dollar tumbling.

What to watch: USD, US Tech 100

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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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      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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