What are Economic calendars?
The economic calendar refers to the scheduled dates of significant releases or events that may affect the movement of individual security prices or markets as a whole. Investors and traders use the economic calendar to plan trades and portfolio reallocation, as well as to be alert to chart patterns and indicators that may be caused or affected by these events. The majority of the events listed fall into one of two categories: projections of future financial or economic events, or reports on recent financial or economic events. Traders and investors rely on the economic calendar to give them information and to provide trading opportunities.
an economic calendar includes weekly jobless claims, reports of new home start, scheduled changes in the interest rate or interest rate signaling, regular reports from the Federal Reserve or other central banks, economic sentiment surveys from specific markets, and hundreds of other types of events.