Economic Calendar

Unemployment figures, company earnings reports and elections – keep track of key announcements and other events that could affect the markets. 
Monday 28 November to Sunday 04 December
Eurozone CPI

Wednesday, November 30

10:00 GMT

Inflation is everywhere and still very hot in the Eurozone, where CPI stands at over 10% on an annual basis. This is a record high and well above the ECB’s 2% target. Surging energy prices had been exacerbated by euro weakness. However, both energy and the USD/EUR exchange rate have fallen of late, and there is optimism in the air that peak inflation has been reached. But a recession seems unavoidable. Still, the ECB will have to continue raising rates, even if we see a sizeable drop.

What to watch: EUR, German 40

US GDP

Wednesday, November 30

13:30 GMT

The world’s largest economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.6% in Q3, beating forecasts of a 2.4% expansion and rising from two quarters of negative growth. Clearly, the US has been holding its own much better than some other regions in the world but faced with mounting evidence that the consumer is weakening amid hot inflation and interest rate hikes, the economy faces a bumpy road ahead.

What to watch: USD, US Tech 100

US Non-Farm payrolls

Friday, December 2

13:30 GMT

While concerns over a potential recession are on the rise, the Fed has so far been reluctant to hit the breaks on rate hikes because of a healthy jobs market. The economy added a stronger-than-expected 261K jobs in October, which was well above forecasts and September’s numbers were revised higher. But if hiring slows down sharply then this could raise recession alarm bells, causing a re-think at the FOMC.

What to watch: USD, gold

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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.

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      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.

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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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