Economic Calendar Info

The economic calendar announces relevant news that can have an impact on financial markets. Plan your trading when the news is announced to make informed decisions when trading.

  • Key Features
  • Classifying news based on volatility,
  • Daily and Weekly News,
  • Filter by Country,
  • Filters based on Interest and Time,
  • Simple and easy to use design,

How to Read the Economic Calendar

News announcements are often followed by strong movements in the market. It is important to know how to read the economic calendar to evaluate the impact of announcements on certain segments of the market.

When reading the economic calendar there are 3 guidelines to consider: Bad news will be more influential than good news, this is one aspect of modern financial behavior. More than just the numbers themselves, are the differences from the consensus that economists / analysts must consider.

Indeed, market efficiency theory states that what is planned is included in the stock price. This is what is not expected, for example a significant difference between forecasts and figures coming out (gaps not reviewed by analysts), which will have a strong impact on the market. Likewise, the difference between the reported value and the previous value will be calculated by the investor. In all cases, investors analyze the gap and not the value itself.

News announcements are classified according to the volatility they cause. Prior to the announcement of the announcement, there was a phase of stagnation (low volatility) followed by a phase of greater or less volatility during the announcement, depending on differences with consensus. Some announcements are more influential than other announcers and the price of the instruments involved will be more volatile: This is marked by three exclamation points "!" in the GKInvest economic calendar.

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