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
00:30
AUD
Trade Balance
med
3,000.0M3,017.0M
00:30
AUD
Retail Trade (m/m)
high
0.3%0.2%
07:00
EUR
German Factory orders (sa) (m/m)
med
-0.4%0.3%
07:00
EUR
German Factory orders (nsa) (y/y)
med
-3.1%-2.2%
07:30
EUR
ECB's Guindos Speaks in Frankfurt
med
07:30
EUR
ECB's Guindos Speaks in Frankfurt
med
13:00
CAD
BoC's Poloz Gives Last Speach of the Year in Toronto
med
13:15
USD
ADP National Employment Report
high
179.0k195.0k225.0k*
13:30
USD
Unemployment Claims
med
233.0k225.0k235.0k*
13:30
USD
Unit Labor Costs (q/q)
med
0.9%1.0%1.2%
13:30
USD
Non Farm Productivity (q/q ann)
low
2.3%2.3%2.2%
13:30
USD
Trade Balance
med
-55.5B-55.0B-54.6B*

Trade Balance

13:30
USD
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
med
-55.5B-55.0B-54.6B

Details

Source
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Measures
Difference in value between imported and exported goods and services during the reported month
Usual Effect
Actual > Forecast = Good for currency
Frequency
Released monthly, about 35 days after the month ends
Why Traders Care
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services over the reported period. A positive number indicates that more goods and services were exported than imported.
Also Called
International Trade in Goods and Services
15:00
USD
ISM Non-Manufacturing
high
60.759.060.3
15:00
CAD
Ivey PMI
med
57.261.8
15:00
USD
Factory Orders (m/m)
low
-2.1%-2.0%0.2%*
17:15
USD
Fed's Bostic Speaks in Atlanta
med

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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