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
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EUR
ECB's Draghi Press Conference Post Rate Meeting
high
07:00
EUR
German GFK Consumer Sentiment
med
11.010.810.8
09:00
EUR
German IFO Expectations
high
108.4109.3109.5
09:00
EUR
German IFO Current Conditions
high
127.7125.3125.5*
09:00
EUR
German IFO Business Climate
high
117.6117.0117.2
11:00
GBP
CBI Distributive Trades
med
13.0%20.0%
12:45
EUR
ECB Deposit Rate
med
-0.4%-0.4%-0.4%
13:30
CAD
Retail Sales (m/m)
high
0.2%0.8%1.6%*
13:30
CAD
Core Retail Sales (m/m)
high
1.6%0.9%0.8%
13:30
USD
Unemployment Claims
med
231.0k235.0k216.0k*

Unemployment Claims

13:30
USD
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
med
231.0k235.0k216.0k

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
Feb 1, 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
15:00
USD
New Home Sales
med
625.0k675.0k689.0k*
23:30
JPY
CPI Core (Nation) (y/y)
med
1.0%1.1%0.6%
23:30
JPY
Core CPI (y/y)
med
1.3%1.1%1.0%
23:50
JPY
BoJ Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
high

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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