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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FridayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
02:00
CNY
Chinese Fixed Asset Investment YTD (y/y)
med
5.4%5.2%5.2%
02:00
CNY
Chinese Industrial Production (y/y)
med
6.9%5.9%6.2%
02:00
CNY
Chinese Retail Sales (y/y)
med
8.0%7.9%8.0%
02:00
CNY
Chinese GDP YoY (y/y)
high
6.0%6.0%6.0%
02:00
CNY
Chinese GDP YTD YoY (y/y)
high
6.1%6.2%6.2%
07:45
EUR
French Budget Balance YTD
med
-114.0B-108.0B
09:00
EUR
Current Account
low
33.9B35.8B*

Current Account

09:00
EUR
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
low
33.9B35.8B

Details

Source
European Central Bank
Measures
The inflation-adjusted net value of transactions that include merchandise trade, income flows, services, and unilateral transfers. The goods portion is the same as the monthly Trade Balance figure
Usual Effect
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the EUR, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the EUR.
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Feb 19, 2020
Why Traders Care
It is linked to currency demand, as a current account surplus indicates more money flowing in than going out of the country. In other words, a widening surplus means investors are purchasing more of the local currency to carry out their transactions in the country.
09:30
GBP
Core Retail Sales (m/m)
high
-0.8%0.8%-0.8%*
09:30
GBP
Core Retail Sales (y/y)
high
0.7%3.0%0.6%*
09:30
GBP
Retail Sales (m/m)
high
-0.6%0.6%-0.8%*
09:30
GBP
Retail Sales (y/y)
high
0.9%2.7%0.8%*
10:00
EUR
CPI (y/y)
med
1.3%1.3%1.0%
10:00
EUR
Construction Output (m/m)
low
0.7%-0.5%*
10:00
EUR
Construction Output (y/y)
low
1.4%0.9%*
10:00
EUR
Core CPI (y/y)
med
1.3%1.3%1.3%
13:30
USD
Building Permits
med
1,416.0k1,460.0k1,474.0k*
13:30
USD
Housing Starts
med
1,608.0k1,380.0k1,375.0k*
14:00
USD
Fed's Harker discusses economic outlook
med
14:15
USD
Capacity Utilization Rate
med
77.0%77.0%77.4%*
14:15
USD
Industrial Production (m/m)
med
-0.3%-0.2%0.8%*
15:00
USD
UoM Consumer Sentiment Index
high
99.199.399.3

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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