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How to display Forex economic calendar data in a chart

Updated on 2011-11-03 05:49:33

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If you haven't yet downloaded intraday data for your currency pairs, use the following item (Forex Intraday Data) to get one-minute bar data.

Calendar data can be downloaded using the following item: Currency Pairs Calendar Data.

Note that in both items, times are expressed in Greenwich Mean Time and about ten years worth of data is available.


- Select "Download" then "Download Manager"
- Select "Currency pairs calendar data" item then click on "Open Selected Downloader"
- Click on "Start Downloading" then wait until the download process completes

Economic calendar data is saved in a custom intraday database.

- Select a EURUSD chart and set an intraday time frame
- Select "Tools" then "Database Data"
- Next to database, select "economic_cal"
- Click on "Show data on chart" (located at bottom) to display economic calendar data on the EURUSD chart
- Click on any "D" rectangle (or arrow depending on your Settings) to display the release description in a tooltip.

You can update columns view by selecting "Column Settings"
You can filter economic releases by typing a keyword next to "Search" then selecting a column (next to the search keyword)

Here are some trading indicators based on economic releases:
Economic events surprise
Forex Trading Indicator - Better than expected Economic Calendar Events
Forex Trading Indicator - Percent Positive Economic Calendar Releases

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