Economic data announcements are a major mover of prices in financial markets.
A large amount of trading occurs after the announcement of economic data as traders buy and sell to factor in any new information.
- Major price movements often happen when there is a significant difference between forecast and actual data.
- Traders with a strong directional market view will typically place a trade before the release time.
- Interest rate, GDP, unemployment and retail sales data are typically the most anticipated announcements.
Below we have a calendar of market moving economic data listed in your local time zone. Events marked in red denote events of major importance.
※ Economic Calendar times are displayed in your local time.
※ Actual (A) refers to the announced data. Forecast (F) is the value the market is expecting. Prior (P) is the prior data point that was released.