Everyday before I start trading I always check if some important news are coming up on the calendar. My favorite tool is the calendar from forex factory. I will explain you how to use it quickly. Once I am on their main calendar page, I click on the current date, on the top left. Then you will see today’s main news event. The next news coming will be highlighted by a little blue arrow to its left.
Personally, I only take into consideration the “red news”, meaning that under the “Impact” label, we have a red highlight. It’s also possible to have some details concerning the news if you click the next column.
Btw when the news is about to get released, the “Actual” column will show off a little refresh button, so you can click that instead of reloading the whole page.