Financial events

What are the key financial events, sectors and markets you should be keeping an eye on as a trader?

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Market-moving events

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ECB meeting

Learn about the European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council announcement – including how it affects the European economy and financial markets.

Federal Reserve meeting

Everything you need to know about the Federal Reserve’s FOMC announcement – including when it is, and why it’s important.

Non-farm payrolls

Discover what the non-farm payrolls report is – including the date of the next release, and why it’s important to traders.

Bank of England meeting

An in-depth look at the Bank of England’s MPC announcement – including its role in shaping the UK economy, and how this affects traders.

OPEC meeting

Your essential guide to Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meetings – find out how they affect global oil prices and other energy markets.

Bank of Japan meeting

Learn about the Bank of Japan (BoJ) Policy Board announcement – including why the bank’s unconventional monetary policies matter to traders.

Brexit

Find out what Brexit could mean for the markets and how a hard or a soft exit from the EU could affect traders.

UK general election

Discover how to profit from the UK general election, when the election is, and which markets might be affected.

WeWork IPO

A comprehensive guide on the highly anticipated WeWork IPO, including details on the company and steps on how to trade the listing.

ByteDance TikTok (IPO)

Your guide to trading the ByteDance IPO. Learn more about the expected valuation and the company’s business model in this guide.

Bitcoin halving

Everything you need to know about the next bitcoin halving – including what it is and how it could affect the cryptocurrency’s price.

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