“Economic calendar”

definition

The economic calendar is a schedule of the major economic events followed by investors. These often have a significant impact on the financial markets.

Foreign exchange markets are affected by monetary and fiscal policy announcements, as well as financial reports. A currency calendar allows investors to know what is going to happen when.

Some of the most important events for the currency market include non-farm payroll reports, consumer price indexes and changes in interest rates. Investors also scrutinise central bank meetings and statements for even slight indicators of impending monetary policy.

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