Screen-shots (below) show representative samples of 5 economic calendars.
Shown in each screen-shot are the news releases scheduled for 8:30 am (New York time) on Friday, November 2 (tomorrow).
The Babypips Calendar and the Forex Factory Calendar focus on the highest impact news releases (7 of them, for this time-slot, in each calendar), while the Daily FX Calendar and the Meta Quotes Calendar include lower impact reports, as well (for a total of 18 reports in each calendar). The Myfxbook Calendar is between the extremes, with 10 reports, including one low impact report.
No value-judgement is being implied here. Equally valid arguments could be made for the short lists or the long lists. The choice of a calendar is purely a matter of personal preference.
The Daily FX Calendar and the Myfxbook Calendar both use GMT times, so they are showing the
8:30 am (EDT) times as 12:30 (GMT).
The calendars do not always agree on the so-called “consensus” number for any particular economic report. For example, the consensus number for the Non-Farm Payroll Report is stated in the 5 calendars, as follows:
- Babypips – 195k
- Daily FX – 193K
- Forex Factory – 193K
- Meta Quotes – 167K – a bit of an outlier – do they know something the others don’t?
- Myfxbook – 190K
Daily FX Calendar
Forex Factory Calendar
Meta Quotes Calendar
Links to the calendars