Economic calendar

Unemployment figures, company earnings reports and elections – keep track of key announcements and other events that could affect the markets. 
Monday 26 September to Sunday 2 October
Consumer Confidence

Tuesday, September 27

15:00 BST

In a relatively quieter week for data after last week’s major central bank meetings, the CB Consumer Confidence index is among a handful of US macro pointers to be released throughout the week. Collectively, they may have an impact on pricing of future Fed rate hikes.

What to watch: USD, Nasdaq

Eurozone CPI

Friday, September 30

10:00 BST

Inflation in the euro area has repeatedly broken records this year and in August CPI rose to an eye-watering 9.1% annual rate. Are we going to see double digits? If so, another 75-basis point ECB rate hike on October 27 could be the outcome.

What to watch: EUR, DAX

Core PCE Price Index

Friday, September 30

13:30 BST

Data watchers will be keeping a close eye on incoming inflation numbers as they will impact the pace of future tightening. One of the Fed’s favourite measures of inflation, the core PCE price index, has the potential to move the markets.

What to watch: USD, gold

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      Economic calendar FAQ

      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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      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.

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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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