Hello fellow forex traders. A buddy of mine on the Forex Nirvana forum posted a link to a free forex news calendar program for windows that I think you’d all find very useful.
What I like about this program is that I no longer have to visit any website(s) to keep up-to-date on the latest economic news releases. Although from the looks of it this software gets its news update data from the dailyfx calendar website. So from a technical point of view it seems like this software is more or less a windows front end to the dailyfx news calendar. Not that I really care much as using this windows software is very convenient. All I gotta do is run the program, minimize it, and it goes and quietly hides to the system tray until I call it up again.
Among some of the cool features it has are:
1) Automatically figures out your time zone info from your computer
2) You can manually set the time zone info in case you travel often with your computer
3) You can filter out news releases according to their relevance to a particular currency
4) And perhaps the coolest is that you can set the software to notify you a specific amount of time BEFORE a news release is about to be issued.
You can download this software over here:
If anyone out there knows of any better software than this please feel free to share it with me. You can either comment on this post or you can hop on over to the Forex Nirvana Forum where I hang out and let me (and of course other traders) know about whatever whiz-bang software you came across.
Happy trading everyone!