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Apr, 19 18:00
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
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Date: Apr, 19 18:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 617
Forecast: -
Actual: 619
Period: Apr
The Baker Hughes rig count is an important business barometer for the oil drilling industry. When drilling rigs are active they consume products and services produced by the oil service industry. The active rig count acts as a leading indicator of demand for oil products.
619
Apr, 19 07:00
PPI
PPI
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Date: Apr, 19 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.4%; -4.1%
Forecast: 0.0%
Actual: 0.2%; -2.9%
Period: Mar

Measures changes in the selling prices producers charge for goods and services, and well as tracks how prices feed through the production process. Because producers tend to pass on higher costs to consumers as higher retail prices, the PPI is valuable as an early indicator of inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services. The report also gives insight into how higher prices from raw materials flow toward the final product.

A rise in PPI signals an increase in inflationary pressures. Given the economic instability associated with rising price levels, the Fed often will raise interest rates to check inflation. A low or falling PPI is indicative of declining prices, and may suggest an economic slowdown.

The headline figure is expressed in percentage change of producer price.

Notes: The PPI records prices at various stages of production: raw goods, intermediate goods and finished goods. Though intermediate and crude goods prices do provide insight for future inflationary pressure, it is the price of finished goods that generates most interest for market participants. The finished goods data is able to gauge price pressure before the goods reach the retail market.

0.2%; -2.9%
Apr, 19 07:00
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Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel
Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel
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Date: Apr, 19 07:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.3%; -0.4%
Forecast: -
Actual: -0.3%; 0.4%
Period: Mar

A monthly measurement of all goods sold by retailers based on a sampling of retail stores of different types and sizes. The retail sales index is often taken as an indicator of consumer confidence.

-0.3%; 0.4%
Apr, 19 07:00
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Retail Sales With Auto Fuel
Retail Sales With Auto Fuel
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Date: Apr, 19 07:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.1%; -0.3%
Forecast: 0.3%
Actual: 0.0%; 0.8%
Period: Mar

Change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level with auto fuel. It's the primary gauge of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.

0.0%; 0.8%
Apr, 19 00:30
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National CPI ex Fresh Food
National CPI ex Fresh Food
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Date: Apr, 19 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 2.8%
Forecast: 2.7%
Actual: 2.6%
Period: Mar

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

2.6%
Apr, 19 00:30
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National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: Apr, 19 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 2.8%
Forecast: 2.7%
Actual: 2.7%
Period: Mar

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

2.7%
Apr, 19 00:01
GfK Consumer Confidence Survey
GfK Consumer Confidence Survey
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Date: Apr, 19 00:01
Importance: Low
Previous: -21
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr

Consumer Confidence measures the level of confidence households have in economic performance. Generally rising consumer confidence acts as a precursor to higher consumer expenditures which drive economic expansion. The report also breaks down results into parts of the economy, giving a detailed picture of the consumer climate in Great Britain. GfK Consumer Confidence is one of the most closely watched surveys. The survey results are quantified into index where 0 represents long term Consumer Confidence averages. The headline figure is expressed in percentage change. On a global basis, the indicator is very important for the economy, as it reflects consumers sentiments which formed the major portion of Great Britain GDP. The survey is conducted monthly by GfK, a market research organization, on behalf of the EU commission.

-21
Apr, 18 15:30
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
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Date: Apr, 18 15:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 24
Forecast: 54
Actual: 50bln
Period: Apr

Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

50bln
Apr, 18 15:00
Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence
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Date: Apr, 18 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -14.9
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr

Consumer confidence is a measure of popular sentiment concerning the Eurozone economy. The figure is derived from a survey that asks thousands of consumers about personal expenditure patterns and inflationary expectations. In general, rising consumer confidence precedes increased consumer spending, which drives both economic growth and inflation. Even though t he Italian economy is heavily driven by its export sector, domestic consumer confidence is an important gauge of overall economic activity and future inflationary pressures.

A headline figure above 50 shows positive consumer sentiment, while a number below 50 shows negative consumer sentiment; the greater the distance, the stronger the sentiment.

-14.9
Apr, 18 15:00
Leading Index
Leading Index
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Date: Apr, 18 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 102.8; 0.2%
Forecast: ; -0.1%
Actual: 102.4; -0.3%
Period: Mar

The Index includes account inventory ratios, machinery orders, stock prices and other leading economic indicators. As the aggregate of many leading indices the Leading Economic Index provides a forecast of the future state of the domestic economy and is thought to predict activity that will occur 6-9 months after the reporting period.

The index operates on a 1-100 scale, where a value lower than 50 means that most indictors are negative and a value higher than 50 means most indicators are positive. In both cases a greater distance from the midpoint (50) means that the indicators are more strongly positive or negative.

102.4; -0.3%
Apr, 18 15:00
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Existing Home Sales
Existing Home Sales
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Date: Apr, 18 15:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 4.38M; 9.5%
Forecast: 4.20M
Actual: 4.19M; -4.3%
Period: Mar

Records sales of previously owned homes in the United States . This report provides a fairly accurate assessment of housing market conditions, and because of the sensitivity of the housing market to business cycle twists, it can be an important indicator of overall conditions at times when housing is particularly important to the economy.

While used home sales are not counted in GDP, they do affect the United States economy. Sellers of used homes often use capital gains from property sales on consumption that stimulate the economy. Higher levels of consumer spending may also increase inflationary pressures, even as they help grow the economy.

The existing home sales report is not as timely as other housing indicators like New Home Sales or Building Permits. By the time the Existing Home Sales are recorded, market conditions may have changed.

The headline is the total value of properties sold.

4.19M; -4.3%
Apr, 18 13:30
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Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
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Date: Apr, 18 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1810K
Forecast: 1818K
Actual: 1812K
Period: -

Continuing claims refers to unemployed workers that qualify for benefits under unemployment insurance. In order to be included in continuing claims, the person must have been covered by unemployment insurance and be currently receiving benefits. Data on unemployment claims is published by the Department of Labor on a weekly basis, allowing for frequent updates on the levels of unemployment.

1812K
Apr, 18 13:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
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Date: Apr, 18 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 212K
Forecast: 214K
Actual: 212K
Period: Apr

The indicator shows the number of unemployed people in the USA.

212K
Apr, 18 13:30
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Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
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Date: Apr, 18 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 3.2
Forecast: 1.5
Actual: 15.5
Period: Apr

It is a survey conducted by the Philadelphia Fed questioning manufacturers in the Third Federal Reserve District on general business conditions. Conducted since 1968, the "Philly Fed" survey is an established report, valued for its timeliness, scope of coverage and tendency to forecast developments in the market moving ISM Manufacturing figure.

Higher Philadelphia Fed Survey figures indicate a positive outlook from manufacturers suggesting increased production. Higher production contributes to economic growth, which is generally bullish for the dollar.

Results are calculated as the difference between percentage of positive and negative scores; zero acts as the centerline point.

15.5
Apr, 18 09:30
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
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Date: Apr, 18 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.191%; 1.81
Forecast: -
Actual: 3,250%; 1.84
Period: -
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
3,250%; 1.84
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