Economic Calendar

BabyPips.com's Economic Calendar is your trading companion to avoid event risk. Event risk is anything that will move markets, but that you can't see coming. Use our economic calendar to inform yourself of important news events and economic data reports that may shake up the financial markets and impact your trading. Don’t be blindsided.

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ThursdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
All Day
CNY
Chinese Two Sessions - CPPCC and NPC
high
00:30
JPY
Jibun Bank PMI Mfg
med
38.441.9
00:30
JPY
Composite PMI
med
27.425.8
00:30
JPY
Services PMI
med
25.321.5
02:30
AUD
RBA Governor Lowe Panel Participation
high
07:15
EUR
French Composite PMI
low
30.537.011.1
07:15
EUR
French Manufacturing PMI
low
40.325.531.5
07:15
EUR
French Services PMI
low
29.420.410.2
07:15
EUR
German Composite PMI
low
30.533.017.4
07:15
EUR
German Services PMI
med
31.423.016.2
07:30
EUR
German Manufacturing PMI
med
36.838.034.5
08:30
GBP
CIPS / Markit Manufacturing PMI
med
40.634.332.6
08:30
GBP
CIPS/Markit Composite PMI
med
28.916.013.8
08:30
GBP
Services PMI
med
27.818.013.4
12:30
USD
Unemployment Claims
med
2,438.0k2,400.0k2,687.0k*
12:30
USD
Philadelphia Fed Survey
med
-43.1-40.0-56.6
13:45
USD
Markit Manufacturing PMI
med
39.837.836.1
13:45
USD
Markit Services PMI
med
36.932.526.7
14:00
USD
CB Leading Index (m/m)
low
-4.4%-5.7%-7.4%*
14:00
USD
Existing Home Sales
med
4.33M4.35M5.27M

Existing Home Sales

14:00
USD
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
med
4.33M4.35M5.27M

Details

Source
National Association of Realtors
Measures
Measures the monthly sales of previously-owned (not new) single-family houses. This report helps to gauge the strength of the U.S. housing market and is a key indicator of overall economic strength.
Usual Effect
The housing market is considered as a sensitive factor to the US economy, it generates some volatility for the USD. Generally speaking, a high reading is positive for the USD, while a low reading is negative.
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Jun 22, 2020
Why Traders Care
Sales of existing homes can provide economic stimulus. An uptrend in existing home sales also means more commissions to real estate agents and higher revenue for mortgage lenders and moving companies.
19:30
NZD
Finance Minister Post-Budget Speech
med
22:45
NZD
Retail Sales Ex Inflation (q/q)
med
-0.7%-1.5%0.0%*
23:30
JPY
Natl CPI (y/y)
high
0.1%0.2%0.4%

The Economic Calendar

An economic calendar is a resource that allows traders to learn about upcoming news events.

BabyPips.com's Economic Calendar displays financial market events and announcements from across the world. The events are updated automatically upon the release of new data.

No matter what time frame you trade on, it's important to keep an eye on upcoming calendar events daily since they are likely to impact the financial markets including forex, stocks, bonds and commodities.

Since forex trading is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling another, you can use the Economic Calendar to compare the economies behind each currency.

Events on the calendar are graded low, medium and high, depending on their likely degree of market impact.

Even if you don't trade the news, you should check the Economic Calendar every day in the morning, before you start trading, and once again, at the end of the day, to make sure you’re aware of any high-impact or major events scheduled for the next day.

High-impact events may cause volatile market conditions. Especially in the forex market.

Know ahead of time of upcoming economic data releases or events that may cause sudden volatility and negatively affect your trading, such as any open positions.

Due to the increased market volatility, it is important to remember that trading around news events can result in significant slippage.

Be sure to manage your risk and avoid overleveraging and overexposure! Don’t make the same trading mistakes that failed traders make.

BabyPips.com aims to offer the most accurate content but due to the vast amount of data and the wide range of sources, we can't be held responsible for any inaccuracies that might occur.

The Economic Calendar may also be subject to change without any previous notice.

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