Economic calendar

Economic calendar

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

Monday 22 April to Sunday 28 April

Global PMIs

Tuesday, April 23

All day

Last week’s weaker industrial data from China and the prospect of higher interest rates for longer from the likes of the US and UK have raised concerns that the global economy could be heading for a downturn. These concerns could intensify should we see continued weakness in global PMI data on Tuesday. The manufacturing PMIs across Europe have remained weak for months, albeit the pace of the contraction has slowed. Unless we see further improvement, then this could further hurt market sentiment, which has taken a hit already by factors such as elevated geopolitical risks and a hawkish Fed.

What to watch: Germany 40, Crude Oil

BOJ Policy Decision

Friday, April 26

05:00 BST

The Japanese government has been quite vocal about the ongoing depreciation of the Japanese yen, after traders continued to favour the higher-yielding foreign currencies over the yen despite the BoJ’s first rate hike in March in 17 years. While the Policy Rate went back above zero for the first time in 8 years, this failed to slow the yen’s decline. Traders wanted a stronger commitment from the BoJ towards further policy tightening. This is something the BoJ will need to address, otherwise the only other solution to support the yen is through FX intervention, which is becoming increasingly likely.

What to watch: JPY, Japan 225

Core PCE Price Index

Friday, April 26

13:30 BST

This is the Fed's preferred inflation gauge and is potentially the week’s most important macro highlight. After a strong US CPI print, the dollar has been pushing higher, especially considering that both US interest rates and those of other major economies, such as the ECB and the Bank of Canada, have recently taken a more favourable turn for the greenback. Additionally, the escalation of geopolitical risks in the Middle East has only added to the US dollar’s overall bullish tone. If Core PCE also turns out to be stronger, then this could hurt sentiment materially.

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 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.

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