Keep your eye on upcoming events that could significantly impact the markets with the Trading.com Economic Calendar.
Filter out the noise and focus on events that directly affect your trading. Know which events are coming up and how impactful they may be. Finally, see previous results and the expectations for upcoming data releases.
Macroeconomic events are some of the top drivers of market volatility and include data points such as unemployment rate, gross domestic product and retail sales. To be successful in your trading, you’ll need to follow these events closely and plan your strategy accordingly.
That’s where our Calendar comes in.
A brief overview of some of the most important indicators can be seen below:
Consumer Confidence Index (CCI)
CCI is released monthly and measures consumer confidence and spending power. The data is an average of the responses of 5,000+ households. It is an indicator of economic health, with low readings hinting at a weakening economy.
Consumer Price Index (CPI)
CPI measures the change in price of 200+ services and consumer goods. The data is a statistical estimate and is used as an indicator of inflation.
Durable Goods Orders
Released monthly, this data point reflects new durable goods orders placed with domestic manufacturers. Used as an indicator of economic health, a high reading hints at a growing economy.
Employment Cost Index (ECI)
ECI is released quarterly and measures changes in employee compensation, including salaries and benefits. It is an indicator of economic health and inflation, as rising wages hint at a growing economy and an increase in inflation.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
One of the most watched data points, GDP measures the total value of domestically produced goods and services over a specific time frame. It is used as an indicator of economic health and standard of living.
Gross Domestic Product Deflator
The GDP Deflator allows you to directly compare economic activity from one year to another. It measures the exact change in the prices of goods and services, adjusted for inflation.
Industrial Production (IP)
Released monthly, IP measures the output of industrial goods from factories, mines and utilities. It can be used as an indicator of growth in certain industries, as well as overall economic health.
Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization (IPCU)
IPCU is released monthly and provides a measurement of economic activity, by analysing the previous month’s industrial production. It is used as an indicator of the performance of certain industries.
International Trade (Trade Balance)
Trade balance measures the difference between exports and imports for all goods and services. It acts as an indicator of economic health but can also provide insight into potential currency devaluation.
Institute of Economic Research (IFO)
A survey of 7,000+ German business leaders, the IFO report is used to measure the current and future economic climate in Germany and Europe as a whole.
Institute of Supply Management Index (ISM)
Formerly the National Association of Purchasing Manager Index, the ISM is released monthly and measures the general economy with a focus on the manufacturing sector. The index is based on a survey of 250+ companies and covers points including new orders, production and employment.
Non-farm Payroll Employment (NFP)
One of the most closely followed data points, the NFP is a monthly report that measures changes in employment figures at U.S companies excluding the farming industry. It is an indicator of economic growth and inflation.
Producer Price Index (PPI)
PPI measures the change in selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services over a specific time frame. It covers all goods produced domestically and excludes exports. The report is used as an indicator of inflation.
Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)
Released monthly, the PMI measures the direction of economic trends within the manufacturing sector. It is based on a survey of purchasing managers across multiple industries and is an indicator of economic growth.
A monthly report that measures the value of products sold in the retail sector. Used to assess consumer spending patterns, Retail Sales can hint at economic trends and be an indicator for inflation.
Tankan (Short-period Economy Observation)
Considered a major indicator in Japan, the Tankan is a quarterly release and measures the status of the Japanese economy. It can have a significant effect on both the currency and stock markets.
It measures the number of unemployed people in a country at a specific moment in time. The rate is calculated by dividing the number of unemployed people by the total civilian labour force. It can have a major effect on interest rates and is used as an indicator of economic health.