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    This Week Is Going to Be Full of Economic Event Volatility

    This first week of December is likely the busiest week of the year for Forex traders, as there are about 20 economic events ahead, all ranging from high to very high importance.

    This means we can be sure of higher than usual volatility in just about every Forex pair as well as stock CFDs and metals. We're even expecting an announcement from OPEC which should move the energy market as well.

    The big ones that everyone is waiting for is first, the ECB interest rate decision, where Mario Draghi is expected to announce an increase in monetary stimulus (a.k.a. quantitative easing). 

    Then the US Federal Reserve's chairwoman, Janet Yellen, is testifying in congress, where she is expected to give hints as to whether or not her central bank will or will not raise rates this month.

    The week is rounded off with the US employment report on Friday which should deliver the final bang of volatility for the week, and perhaps the year.

    After this week, liquidity and volatility should gradual subside until markets begin closing for the holidays, first on the 25th of December, and then on the 31st of December and the 1st of January. Don't expect to trade much during this time.

    Tuesday

    Eurozone PMIs
    German unemployment
    BOC's Carney speaks
    Canadian GDP

    Wednesday

    RBA's Stevens speaks
    Australian GDP
    Eurozone CPI
    ADP employment
    BOC interest rate decision
    Fed's Yellen speaks in Washington

    Thursday

    UK PMI
    ECB interest rate decision
    ECB's Draghi press conference
    Fed's Yellen speaks
    ISM non-manufacturing

    Friday

    Eurozone retail PMI
    OPEC decision on oil supply
    Canadian employment
    Non-farm payrolls

    The information provided is for educational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice.

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