How to use the forex factory economic calendar, how to use forex factory calendar


Forex Factory found on the domain is one of the best known resources on the web for trading the news. This is a guide to lớn news trading.

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How to lớn use the Forex Factory economic calendar

Forex traders, especially day traders (discover more about day trading) use Forex Factory to lớn keep up lớn date with the news that moves the forex market. Fortunately, Forex Factory collect all the upcoming economic data and forex news events & put them inlớn an economic calendar. The Forex Factory calendar is especially important in an example like the below when there is a FOMC meeting or any other big economic news announcements like non-farm payrolls (NFP).

The calendar looks as follows:


There are 10 columns in the forex news calendar. Here we highlight the important ones

Currency: The currency code for the forex pairs most likely khổng lồ be affected

Impact: How likely this data thành phầm is lớn cause a big move in the forex market.

Detail: will give sầu you some more information about how this data thành tích works

Actual: The data when it is released is shown here

Forecast: What the consensus forecast is from economics polled by Reuters or Bloomberg

Previous: What the result was in the previous release, normally the previous month

Graph: This shows you how the data has moved over time và is useful to lớn see the trend

How to trade with the Forex Factory economic calendar

The next step is trading the forex market using the economic calendar. To bởi vì this we need to lớn understand how economic data can impact the forex market. Using the news to trade forex is called fundamental analysis.

To learn more, try reading our blog What is fundamental analysis?

However, a deep understanding of what each data point means or an ability to do economic forecasting is unnecessary for forex trading success by trading the news. This type of trading strategy is known as ‘forex news trading’.

News trading using Forex Factory

News trading involves buy or selling a forex pair the moment news comes out. The economic calendar on Forex Factory is a useful tool for seeing when the news arrives.

Bearing in mind the Forex Factory calendar is không tính tiền khổng lồ use so there can sometimes be a lag. A Bloomberg Terminal would almost certainly deliver the news quicker, but it costs thousands of dollars per month, something most retail traders cannot afford. If there is a lag, use an alternative sầu news source as a backup option or if the currency price has already moved, then skip the trade.

How to trade the news

Forex traders compare the actual data result with the forecast as well as the previous reading. All else being equal the economic news should affect the currency as follows….

If the actual data beats (is better than) the forecast then the related currency will move sầu upIf the actual data misses (is worse than) the forecast then the related currency will move sầu down

Let’s take an example from the previous economic calendar:

Here, Canada (CAD) CPI has seen a shoông chồng decline from the previous month as well as missed the forecast. I.e. the 0.5% Actual is lower than the Forecast of 0.7% & the Previous of 0.6%.

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Forex Factory ranked this as a high impact news sự kiện. The result of this data should be khổng lồ skết thúc CAD lower.

To trade the Canadian dollar we trade the major forex pair USD/CAD.

So if the CAD is expected to lớn weaken, we buy USD and sell CAD. i.e. we buy USD/CAD.

News tab on Forex Factory

Of course, forex trading is not as simple as the above sầu example and extra precautions should be taken. For example, Forex Factory also has one of the most popular places to lớn find economic news and financial market news on the internet.

Before trading the news, the forex trader might vì chưng well to read market analysis about the Canadomain authority CPI data release before it comes out. this can be found on the ‘News’ tab on Forex Factory.

In this example, ING Bank produced an article previewing the economic data release. Other features can also be useful supplementary information such as the Forex Factory sentiment indicator.

News trading strategy using Forex Factory

Certain risk management parameters should also be decided before the example trade in USD/CAD. This can be done with a price chart lượt thích those available on the trading platform. And of course, this is not exclusive lớn one forex pair. GBP/USD would be affected by GBP announcements và EUR/USD affected by EUR announcements etc - & all will be affected by USD announcements such as US GDP data.

USD/CAD price chart (1-minute timeframe)


Here the trader can use some basic technical analysis of tư vấn và resistance to lớn pre-determine entry & exit point for the trade before the news is released.

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Required information for the trade:

Trading Strategy:The News is released at 14:30News article on Forex Factory suggests a miss is possible so prepare buy (long) entryTrade entry will be a market order based on the 1-minute candlestick at 14:30Trade Entry và Exit levels:The stop loss could be mix underneath the two recent lows on the candle chartThe take profit order can be at the recent highTrading DecisionWait for news to lớn be releasedIf the data misses as expected, place the market orderIf the data comes in line or beats, no trade

How to lớn start news trading with forex

Trading the news is a basic trading strategy that is accessible khổng lồ beginner traders as well as experienced traders but time and practise is needed lớn get it right. A chạy thử trading accountprovides the perfect venue lớn practise such a trading strategy before trading live.