Economic Calendar

Unemployment figures, company earnings reports and elections – keep track of key announcements and other events that could affect the markets. 
Monday 22 August to Sunday 28 August
European PMIs

Tuesday, 23 August
08:15 to 09:30 BST

Eurozone and UK economies are struggling to cope with an energy crunch which together with rising prices of food and fuel has sent inflation to repeated record highs in the former and to a fresh 40-year high above 10% in the latter. The PMIs will provide us with fresh clues in terms of business conditions including prices, but also employment, production and new orders in both the manufacturing and services sectors.
What to watch: EUR, GBP, DAX


Thursday, 25 August
13:30 BST

The US is in a technical recession after output fell 1.5% in Q1 and the advance estimate of Q2 GDP showed a negative 0.9% print. But there have been doubts as to whether the world’s largest economy did in fact contract in Q2. Thursday’s second estimate of GDP should put that debate to bed. But it could well be revised sharply in either direction, providing us with fresh volatility.
What to watch: USD, Gold

Core PCE Price Index

Friday, 26 August
13:30 BST

Inflation is a hot topic, and the Fed is not done with its aggressive rate rises. The debate whether the US central bank will opt for 50 or 75 basis points at the FOMC’s September meeting will be revived after we have had Thursday’s GDP print and the Fed’s favourite measure inflation on Friday – core PCE.
What to watch: USD, Nasdaq

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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.

      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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