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
All Day
USD
Fed's Kashkari speaks
med
03:00
JPY
BoJ's Kuroda speaks in Tokyo
med
04:30
JPY
Tertiary Industry Activity Index (m/m)
low
-0.4%0.1%-0.6%
09:00
EUR
Core CPI (y/y)
med
1.3%1.2%1.2%
09:00
EUR
CPI (m/m)
med
0.7%0.7%1.0%
09:00
EUR
CPI (y/y)
med
1.7%1.7%1.4%
12:00
GBP
BoE's Brazier speaks in London
med
14:00
USD
UoM Consumer Sentiment Index
high
102.497.297.2

UoM Consumer Sentiment Index

14:00
USD
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
high
102.497.297.2

Details

Source
University of Michigan
Measures
The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rates the relative level of current and future economic conditions. There are two versions of this data released two weeks apart, preliminary and revised. The preliminary data tends to have a greater impact. The reading is compiled from a survey of around 500 consumers.
Usual Effect
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
May 31, 2019
Why Traders Care
Consumer optimism is directly related to consumer spending, which makes up a large part of a country's economic activity.
Acro Expanded
University of Michigan (UoM)
14:00
USD
CB Leading Index (m/m)
low
0.2%0.2%0.3%*
16:15
USD
Fed's Williams speaks in New York
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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