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
00:00
CNY
Chinese Exports (y/y)
high
15.6%11.7%14.5%
00:00
CNY
Chinese Imports (y/y)
high
21.4%14.7%14.3%
00:00
CNY
Chinese Trade Balance
med
34.0B35.1B31.7B*
00:00
JPY
Economy Watchers Survey
med
49.548.748.6
All Day
NZD
RBNZ OCR and Monetary Policy Statement
high
00:00
NZD
RBNZ's Orr at Parliament Slect Committee on MPS
med
06:00
EUR
German Current Account (nsa)
low
21.1B21.0B15.3B
06:00
EUR
German Trade Balance
low
18.4B20.0B17.1B*
06:45
CHF
Unemployment (sa)
low
2.4%2.5%2.5%
07:45
EUR
French Current Account Balance
med
-1.9B-2.0B*
07:45
EUR
French Trade Balance
low
-5.66B-5.83B-5.7B*
12:15
CAD
Housing Starts
low
205.9k198.0k189.7k*
13:30
USD
Unemployment Claims
med
214.0k213.0k215.0k*

Unemployment Claims

13:30
USD
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
med
214.0k213.0k215.0k

Details

Source
U.S. Department of Labor
Measures
This report measures the number of individuals who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time during the past week.
Usual Effect
A higher than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD.
Frequency
Weekly
Next Release
Nov 15, 2018
Why Traders Care
An increase in jobless claims signals slow job growth and additional unemployment. The lack of jobs can affect the consumer spending and confidence.
Also Called
Initial Jobless Claims. Unemployment Claims, Jobless Claims, Initial Claims
13:30
CAD
House Price Index (m/m)
low
0.0%0.0%0.0%
18:00
USD
Federal Funds Rate
high
2.25%2.25%2.25%
19:00
USD
FOMC Interest Rate Decision
high
21:45
NZD
Electronic Card Retail Sales (m/m)
low
0.1%0.6%1.1%
23:50
JPY
M2 Money Supply (y/y)
med
2.7%2.8%2.8%

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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