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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WednesdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
01:30
AUD
Westpac-MI Leading Index (m/m)
low
0.19%0.0%

Westpac-MI Leading Index (m/m)

01:30
AUD
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
low
0.19%0.0%

Details

Source
Australian Industry Group
Measures
Westpac/Melbourne Institute (MI) Leading Index is a composite index based on nine economic indicators, which is designed to predict the direction of the economy.. The index forecasts the direction of the Australian economy by combining 9 economic indicators which are related to consumer confidence, housing, stock market prices, money supply, and interest rate spreads. The report tends to have a muted impact because most of the indicators used in the calculation are released previously.
Usual Effect
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the AUD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the AUD.
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
May 21, 2019
Why Traders Care
This indicator tends to have an impact on AUD's volatility. A high reading is usually good for the currency.
Also Called
MI Leading Index
Acro Expanded
Melbourne Institute (MI)
02:00
CNY
Chinese Industrial Production (y/y)
med
8.5%5.6%5.3%
02:00
CNY
Chinese Retail Sales (y/y)
med
8.7%8.3%8.2%
02:00
CNY
Chinese Fixed Asset Investment YTD (y/y)
med
6.3%6.3%6.1%
04:30
JPY
Capacity Utilization Rate (m/m)
low
1.0%-4.7%*
04:30
JPY
Industrial Production (m/m)
med
0.7%1.4%
04:30
JPY
Industrial Production (y/y)
med
-1.1%-1.0%
08:00
EUR
Current Account
low
26.8B36.8B
08:30
GBP
CPI (m/m)
high
0.2%0.2%0.5%
08:30
GBP
CPI (y/y)
high
1.9%2.0%1.9%
08:30
GBP
PPI Input MoM (m/m)
med
-0.2%0.3%1.0%*
08:30
GBP
PPI Input YoY (y/y)
med
3.7%3.9%4.0%*
08:30
GBP
PPI Output (m/m)
low
0.0%0.2%0.2%*
08:30
GBP
PPI Output YoY (y/y)
low
2.4%2.3%2.4%*
09:00
EUR
CPI (m/m)
med
1.0%1.0%0.3%
09:00
EUR
CPI (y/y)
med
1.4%1.4%1.4%*
09:00
EUR
Core CPI (y/y)
med
0.8%0.8%0.8%
09:00
EUR
Trade Balance
low
19.5B17.4B*
12:30
CAD
CPI (m/m)
high
0.7%0.7%0.7%
12:30
CAD
CPI (y/y)
high
1.9%1.9%1.5%
12:30
USD
Trade Balance
med
-49.4B-53.6B-51.1B
13:00
GBP
BoE's Carney speaks in Paris
med
13:00
EUR
French BoF's Galhau speaks in Paris
med
14:00
USD
Wholesale Inventories (m/m)
low
0.2%0.4%1.2%
14:30
EUR
ECB's Lautenschlaeger speaks in Paris
med
16:30
USD
Fed's Bullard speaks in Annadale-on-Hudson
med
16:30
USD
Fed's Harker speaks in Vineland, NJ
med
18:00
USD
Fed issues Beige Book
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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