An economic calendar in the financial markets is one of the most useful weapons at a traders disposal, news announcements nearly always cause-related symbols which are usually Forex to be volatile, what we mean by this is that nobody really knows the results of an economic event until it has been published and as the news is being read, traders are quickly trying to determine which direction a given instrument will rise or fall.
News events can blow your stops or give you big profits, some people and robots trade the news, but for most technical traders this is an unpredictable event that should be avoided.
The real-life widget below is an example that shows the economic news events pas and future, you can also interact with this widget, give it a try.
This free widget is powered by TradingView that will show you all the upcoming economic events for all the countries in the world, you have the ability to adjust this calendar to only show relevant news items for the symbols that you are trading.
To open a widget in a popup window just click on the link below and start using it with any trading platform.
The video has been uploaded to 1080p High Quality, so do not forget to set your U-Tube video quality to 1080p HD.
The cTrader trading platform has its own economic calendar integrated that will show all the upcoming news events, there is no harm using the web version above also and freeing up some chart space.
Why not take a look at all the Free TradingView widgets that are available.