Forex Fundamental Analysis

The basics of Forex fundamental analysis
Practical use of fundamental analysis in Forex trading


Forex Economic Calendar (GMT)

How to read Forex Economic Calendar

Impact factor — suggests how much influence current economic data is expected to bring along.

It is important to know the time of High impact data release if you trade affected currency pair.
During actual news release market becomes volatile. The strength of the volatility depends on the "factor of surprise" brought in the news.
"Factor of surprise" can be defined as a level of unexpectedness, where traders compare Forecast data to Actually released data.

Medium impact economic data should also be kept in mind in case the factor of surprise turns to be high. Low impact data most of the time do not shift Forex market significantly.

Column Previous in Forex Calendar — provides data from last release.
Column Forecast indicates numbers that economists are predicting and expecting for the upcoming release today.
Column Actual is updated only after the data is out. At the very second when data becomes available it is instantly compared against Forecast values, and depending on overall positiveness or negativeness of the news for the currency plus taking into consideration the factor of surprise, price dips or rises in a matter of seconds.

Economic News impact — increased market volatility — usually lasts for 1-3 minutes (highest volatility); next 5-10 minutes market experiences corrective/adaptive volatility, where price settles in summarizing new market shift.

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