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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.
Tap on any event for more information.
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.