Trading Economic News

Trading Economic News


In this lesson I will discuss how you may profit from economic news, specifically the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meetings.  Other economic news that sometimes effects the markets are the unemployment report that is released the first Friday of every month.


I use a straddle or strangle to trade the news but only during times when price is an outlier statistically.  These are strategies that profit if the market goes either up or down by a significant amount WHEN Implied volatility is LOW.  I also utilize the TLT (treasury bond ETF) to trade the events. This post may even be a warning against this type of retail arbitrage but I want to make the information known all the same.

Economic Calendar Resources:


      2018 FOMC Meetings
Month Last Day Press Conference Minutes
March 15 Yes 4/5
May 3 No 5/24
June 14 Yes 7/5
July 26 No 8/16
Sept 20 Yes 10/11
Nov 1 No 11/22
Dec 13 Yes 1/3



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