FFC – Forex Factory Calendar

FFC – Forex Factory Calendar

This is a modified version of the popular news indicator FFCal which was published initially by DerkWehler to ForexFactory forum. It is modified the code to suit my needs but found that it may be useful for others as well so I decided to share it. I have rewritten the indicator so you can consider it almost “build from scratch” of the original. Yet, it shares the same techniques and main style.

The indicator places a panel on your chart that shows 5 economic events listed on the Forex Factory Calendar. You can filter out/in the events of High, Medium, or Low impact, Speaks, Holidays, or by specific keyword filter. Please see all modifications listed below.

Also, the indicator can be called within an EA using the iCustom() function by accessing 2 buffers:

  • Buffer (0) contains minutes until the most recent event.
  • Buffer (1) contains impact value for the most recent event (Low = 1, Medium = 2, High = 3).

Suggested style:

  • High Impact color = C’217,83,79′
  • Med Impact color = C’255,185,83′
  • Low Impact color = C’91,192,222′
  • Holidays color = clrOrchid
  • Remarks color = clrDimGray

Calendar legend:

    • m/m: Month Over Month
    • q/q: Quarter Over Quarter
    • y/y: Year Over Year
    • K Thousand
    • M Million
    • B Billion
    • T Trillion
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