Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi all - interesting that you bring this up actually and I'd love the Community input. 

We are looking at bringing the Economic Calendar into the dealing platform and improving things such as alerts and automatic notifications. Now is your chance to have your say and help build out functions within the dealing platform. 

  • I have my personal opinions, but what exactly would YOU like to see in the calendar?¬†
  • What functions do you use on other websites?
  • What are your 'blue sky thinking' wish list items to have on the calendar?¬†
  • Like 1
Link to comment

Thanks @JamesIG,  I especially like using the added graphs such as on the calendar linked above and on the Forex Factory site and also a + tab as on FF and the Dailyfx calendar that explains what the data is based on, how it's collected and how often it's published etc.

Also, traditionally the IG calendar has been very stocks biased (at least that was my impression from years ago, may have improved since).

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment

Thanks casey - when it comes to this part...

2 minutes ago, Caseynotes said:

I especially like using the added graphs such as on the calendar linked above and on the Forex Factory site

are you referring to this? 

2019-01-25 09_22_10-Economic Calendar.png


I'm a bit fan of visual imagery and quite like the historical data like this. 

2019-01-25 09_23_26-Economic Calendar.png

Or maybe things like suggested markets it's likely to effect? Increased Alert functionality and granularity? New delivery methods? There are likely a number of options. 

  • I like the added description and educational stuff.
  • I want to get non-data driven points into the calendar as well... things like minutes, rather than just data points like NFP.¬†


  • Like 1
Link to comment
18 minutes ago, JamesIG said:

I'm a bit fan of visual imagery and quite like the historical data like this. 

Yes, in the calendar linked in the OP  the hover over to pop up graph is great and clicking on the graph icon opens a new page packed with added info.

I agree the non-data stuff is often just as important, some sites simply link to the official minutes once released which is better than nothing.

A print or download option would be handy as well.


  • Thanks 1
Link to comment

ooo I like those charts on the econ calendar link you posted @Caseynotes and its very useful. For me I think the description as well and I think it helps as there are so many different data points and its hard to remember what they all are. I like the way that dailyfx do it with the drop down rather than it taking you to a different webpage, however it doesn't have that for all events.

I also think a count down timer would also be good rather than just having the time of the event, and when you click on the event it comes up with the core market related to that, or at least a few options.

Edited by cryptotrader
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment

Filters are very important. Also presumably individual profile settings ie current day only, only FX related versus indices etc. Detail display with a pop-out frame but better than Forexfactory (where it obscures the rest of the calendar items and stops you from just putting to one side for later reading).

Link to comment
  • 4 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...
Guest Up-FX

@JamesIGLate to the party but on FX Street eco calendar, not only can you see historical releases but also standard deviations from expectations which is very helpful when filtering out the noise of a release.

Link to comment
  • 2 months later...
On 25/01/2019 at 09:02, JamesIG said:
  • What are your 'blue sky thinking' wish list items to have on the calendar?¬†


If by 'blue sky' you mean functionality that is already implemented and included on other platforms ...

Even Forex Factory is better than what IG has at the moment, which takes forever to get updated with the actual results.

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • General Statistics

    • Total Topics
    • Total Posts
    • Total Members
    • Most Online
      10/06/21 10:53

    Newest Member
    Joined 03/02/23 12:24
  • Posts

    • Charting the Markets: 3 February S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow rally ahead of US non-farm payrolls. EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY head lower after central bank volatility. And gold, oil and coffee prices drop back. Axel Rudolph FSTA¬†|¬†Senior Financial Analyst,¬†London¬†| Publication date:¬†Friday 03 February 2023 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† This is here for you to¬†catch up¬†but if you have any ideas on markets or events you want us to relay to the TV¬†team we‚Äôre more than happy to.
    • Gold, oil and coffee prices drop back Commodity prices received a knock as the dollar strengthened, pushing gold and coffee back from multi-month highs while oil‚Äôs decline continued. Source: Bloomberg ¬† ¬† ¬†Chris Beauchamp¬†|¬†Chief Market Analyst,¬†London¬†| Publication date:¬†Friday 03 February 2023¬† Gold drops back from $1950 Gold‚Äôs exuberance was checked on Thursday, with the price reversing from the nine-month high. Perhaps this now points towards a move lower in the short-term that may result in a higher low. For this the price will need to breach $1900, which provided support on Tuesday and earlier in January. A first destination for this would be the $1870 area, followed up by the 50-day simple moving average (SMA). Source: ProRealTime WTI slump pushes lower The price continued to decline on Thursday, falling to a three-week low. It continues to look like a lower high was made in the second half of January around $82 and the 100-day SMA. A continued decline, backed up by a falling daily MACD, suggests a move back to the January low at $73.40 and then on to the December low just above $70 is now possible. A reversal back above $79 would be needed to suggest another attempt to clear the 100-day SMA and then the $82 level is developing. Source: ProRealTime Coffee weakens after big run higher Coffee‚Äôs huge rally off the January lows suffered a severe check this week, though the price is holding above the 200-day SMA for now. This may be the lower high that sellers have been looking for, if they think that the post-December 2021 downtrend is still intact, a view supported by the declining 200-day SMA. A similar bounce in July and August then reversed course, which might provide a hope of a new decline. Additional gains would target 2160, and then to 2300+, the August 2022 peak. Source: ProRealTime
    • Tech earnings on Wednesday dented what was otherwise a party on Wall Street, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both going into bull market. ¬†Jeremy Naylor¬†|¬†Writer,¬†London¬†| Publication date:¬†Friday 03 February 2023¬† Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet injected a dose of realism about the headwinds, with Amazon forecasting that the current quarter could see flat operating income. ¬† Tech stocks disappoint Apple,¬†Amazon¬†and¬†Alphabet¬†dented what was otherwise a party on tech stocks on Wall Street late on Thursday. Let's take a look at the earnings that we got from those big three tech companies. We begin first with Apple on its fiscal first quarter (Q1) earnings, posting numbers of $1.88 per share, a 10.9% drop compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expected a $1.94. Revenues falling by 5.5%. In the detail iPhone and iMac revenue came in short of estimates, down 8.2% and 28.6% respectively. iPad revenue did rise 29%. Chief executive Tim Cook said three factors impacted the results: a strong¬†dollar, production issues in China affecting iPhones, and the overall macroeconomic environment. Apple share price chart Let's take a look at the share price chart. And I think I want to do a daily candle here to begin with. You can see quite clearly the really long legs of this candle here indicate that the market initially took it as a positive going past the 200-day moving average and then came the pullback. But I think it's easier to see this if you look at it in 30-minute candles. We can quite clearly see the beginning of all-sessions trade and where we closed out down 3.48%. Amazon share price chart Amazon saw the same sort of thing. Shares were jittery in extended trade last night. The internet giant missed earnings estimates posting earnings per share (EPS) of $0.03 compared to $0.17 forecast. Revenue was better than expected at $149.2 billion. Investors were taken aback by the group's guidance. Amazon said its operating profit could fall to zero in the current quarter, as savings from layoffs don't make up for the financial impact of consumers and cloud customers clamping down on spending. Amazon forecast it earned between nothing and $4 billion in operating income this quarter, compared with the $4.04 billion that analysts had been expecting from the company. And Amazon believes sales growth in its long-lucrative cloud business will slow over the next few quarters as well. Let's take a look at the 30-minute chart for Amazon at the point at which it went into extended trade last night. Like Apple, it went up and then pulled back and we lost 5.07% in extended trade last night. Alphabet share price chart Meanwhile, Google owner Alphabet missed on both top and bottom lines for its fourth quarter (Q4) numbers. Google's parent company posted earnings of $1.05 a share on revenues of $76 billion. Analysts anticipated earnings per share of $1.18 on $76.5 billion in revenue. Alphabet suffered from a pullback in advertising revenue. Advertisers have cut their budgets of rising inflation and interest rates, fueled by concerns over consumer spending. The company said it would take a charge of between $1.9 billion and $2.3 billion, mostly in the first quarter of 2023, related to the layoffs of 12,000 employees announced back in January. And like all the big tech stocks last night, losing a lot of ground, initially rising all-sessions on the platform last night, and then came this pullback, ending down 4.9% at the end of extended trade.
  • Create New...