Date
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Event Value
Nov, 19 00:01
Rightmove House Prices
Rightmove House Prices
Country:
Date: Nov, 19 00:01
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.0% m/m; 0.9% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

House prices index in Great Britain.

1.0% m/m; 0.9% y/y
Nov, 19 09:00
Current Account (sa)
Current Account (sa)
Country:
Date: Nov, 19 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 23.9bln; 20.5bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

  The Current Account summarizes the flow of goods, services, income and transfer payments into and out of the country. The report acts as a line-item record of how the domestic economy interacts with rest of the world. The Current Account is one of the three components that make up a country's Balance of Payments (Financial Account, Capital Account and Current Account), the detailed accounting of all international interactions. Where the other side of the Balance of Payments, Capital and Financial Accounts deal mainly with financial assets and investments, the Current Account gives a detailed breakdown of how the country intermingles with rest of the global economy on a non-investment basis - tracking good and services.

23.9bln; 20.5bln
Nov, 19 11:00
Bundesbank Monthly Report
Bundesbank Monthly Report
Country:
Date: Nov, 19 11:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

Market impact tends to be greater when the report reveals a viewpoint that clashes with the ECB's stance. It contains relevant articles, speeches, statistical tables, and provides detailed analysis of current and future economic conditions from the bank's viewpoint.

Nov, 19 15:00
NAHB Housing Market Index
NAHB Housing Market Index
Country:
Date: Nov, 19 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 68
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

A timely gauge of home sales and expectations for future home building. Based on a small sample of homebuilders, the Housing Market Index is a timely indicator of future US home sales. However, as the index is not as comprehensive as formal housing reports like new home sales or MBA mortgage applications, the index acts more like a supplemental indicator for predicting housing trends.

As such, the NAHB Housing Market Index is still able to provide general insight to where the housing market is heading. Given that new home sales reflect 'big ticket' items that require construction and investment, the housing market is often viewed as an indicator of the direction of the economy as a whole. Growth in the housing market will spur subsequent spending, generating demand for goods and services and the employees who provide them.

The report headline is expressed in percentage change from the previous month. The NAHB Housing Market Index divides the Single-Family Sales data into three categories: Present, Next 6 Months and Prospective Buyers Traffic.

68
Nov, 20 00:30
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Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
Country:
Date: Nov, 20 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
It's a detailed record of the RBA Reserve Bank Board's most recent meeting, providing in-depth insights into the economic conditions that influenced their decision on where to set interest rates.
Nov, 20 07:00
PPI
PPI
Country:
Date: Nov, 20 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.5% m/m; 3.2% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

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.

0.5% m/m; 3.2% y/y
Nov, 20 07:00
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Nov, 20 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.43bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

A country's trade balance reflects the difference between exports and imports of goods and services. The trade balance is one of the biggest components of the Balance of Payment, giving valuable insight into pressures on country's currency.

Surpluses and Deficits
A positive Trade Balance (surplus) indicates that exports are greater than imports. When imports exceed exports, the country experiences a trade deficit. Because foreign goods are usually purchased using foreign currency, trade deficits usually reflect currency leaking out of the country. Such currency outflows may lead to a natural depreciation unless countered by comparable capital inflows (inflows in the form of investments, FDI - where foreigners investing in local equity, bond or real estates markets). At a bare minimum, deficits fundamentally weigh down the value of the currency.

Ramifications of Trade Balance on Markets
There are a number of factors that work to diminish the market impact of Trade Balance upon immediate release. The report is not very timely, coming some time after the reporting period. Developments in many of the figure's components are also typically anticipated well beforehand. Lastly, since the report reflects data for a specific reporting month or quarter, any significant changes in the Trade Balance should plausibly have already been felt during that period - and not during the release of data.

However, because of the overall significance of Trade Balance data in forecasting trends in the Forex Market, the release has historically been one of the most important reports out of the any country.

2.43bln
Nov, 20 11:00
CBI industrial order books balance
CBI industrial order books balance
Country:
Date: Nov, 20 11:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -6
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

This review reflects businessmen sentiment concerning the position of the industrial sector of the economy.

-6
Nov, 20 13:30
★★
Housing Starts
Housing Starts
Country:
Date: Nov, 20 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1201K; -5.3%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

Gauges the change in the number of new houses built in the United States. Housing Starts are one of the earliest indicators of the housing market, only trailing Building Permits in timeliness.

Because high outlays are needed to start construction projects, an increase in Housing Starts implies an increase in investment and business optimism. Finally, the Housing Starts figure gives insight into consumer activity, since new home purchases typically require a large investment for consumers. Given such connections to consumer and corporate sentiment, real estate generally leads economic developments. A sharp drop in new home construction is a warning signal of economic slowdown. Conversely, a rebound in the Housing Starts paves the way for economic recovery.

Housing Starts data is differentiated by building types (single family houses, 2 to 4 residence units and 5 or more residence units). The single family housing starts is a more reliable economic indicator than multi family housing starts, as single family house building is driven by demand and consumer confidence, whereas multi family house building is more often motivated by speculative real estate investors. The report headline is expressed in volume of houses built. The figures are in the thousands of units.

1201K; -5.3%
Nov, 20 13:30
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Building Permits
Building Permits
Country:
Date: Nov, 20 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1241K; -0.6%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The number of new building projects authorized for construction. The figure is widely used as an indicator for developments in the housing market, since receiving a permit to build is the first step in the construction process. Thus growth in Building Permits reflects growth in the construction sector. Also, due to the high outlays needed for construction projects, an increase in Building Permits suggests corporate and consumer optimism. Additionally, because leading indicators for the housing market respond quickly to changes in the business cycle, the Building Permit figure can act as a leading indicator for the economy as a whole.

The headline is the seasonally adjusted percentage change in Building Permits from the previous month.

1241K; -0.6%
Nov, 20 23:30
MI Leading Index
MI Leading Index
Country:
Date: Nov, 20 23:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.1%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

A leading indicator for Australian economic activity calculated by Melbourne Institute.

-0.1%
Nov, 21 02:00
Credit Card Spending
Credit Card Spending
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.8% m/m; 7.8% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

Shows a change in the total expenditure made via credit cards.

0.8% m/m; 7.8% y/y
Nov, 21 04:30
All Industry Activity Index
All Industry Activity Index
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 04:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.5%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

Evaluates the monthly change in overall production by all sectors of the Japanese economy. The index comprises a variety of industries: service, manufacturing, construction and public sectors are included. The index closely follows Japanese GDP and overall growth figures, providing insight into current levels of Japanese economic expansion. The All Industry Activity Index is posted monthly as a percentage change from the previous month's figure.

0.5%
Nov, 21 09:30
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Public Sector Net Borrowing
Public Sector Net Borrowing
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 3.3bln; 4.1bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct
In the U.K., the amount of expenditures less the total receipts taken in by the government. Public sector net borrowing is the measure of fiscal surpluses and deficits along with the amount of new debt created. If this number is positive, it means the U.K. is running a fiscal deficit, while a negative number represents a fiscal surplus.
3.3bln; 4.1bln
Nov, 21 13:30
★★
Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 216K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

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

216K
Nov, 21 13:30
Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1676K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

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.

1676K
Nov, 21 13:30
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Durable Goods Orders
Durable Goods Orders
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 13:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.8% m/m; 0.1% m/m
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The value of orders placed for relatively long-lasting goods. Durable Goods are expected to last more than three years. Such products often require large investments and usually reflect optimism on the part of the buyer that their expenditure will be worthwhile.

Because orders for goods have large sway over the actual production, this figure serves as an excellent forecast of US output to come. Durable Goods are typically sensitive to economic changes. When consumers become sceptical about economic conditions, sales of durable goods are one of the first to be impacted since consumers can delay purchases of durable items, like cars and televisions, only spending money on necessities in times of economic hardship. Conversely, when consumer confidence is restored, orders for durable goods rebound quickly.

0.8% m/m; 0.1% m/m
Nov, 21 13:30
Wholesale Sales
Wholesale Sales
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.1%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

The value of sales made by Canadian wholesalers. Wholesalers sell to industries and retailers in quantities far larger than most consumers are willing to purchase. Given that growth in Wholesale Trade usually precedes increases in retail trade and consumption, changes in Wholesale Sales can be used as an early indicator for the overall direction of the retail sector, consumption and the economy. The headline figure reports the monthly percentage change in Wholesale Sales, seasonally adjusted to account for variations in demand due to seasonal cycles.

These sectors are farm products, food, beverages, and tobacco products, personal and household goods, automotive products, building materials, machinery and electronic equipment etc.

-0.1%
Nov, 21 15:00
UoM Inflation Expectations
UoM Inflation Expectations
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.8%; 2.6%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov
The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index released by the University of Michigan is a survey of personal consumer confidence in economic activity. It shows a picture of whether or not consumers are willing to spend money. Generally speaking, a high reading anticipates positive (or bullish) for the USD, while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).
2.8%; 2.6%
Nov, 21 15:00
★★
UoM Consumer Sentiment
UoM Consumer Sentiment
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 15:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 98.3
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

A survey of consumer confidence conducted by the University of Michigan. The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (MCSI) uses telephone surveys to gather information on consumer expectations regarding the overall economy. The preliminary report, which includes about 60% of total survey results, is released around the 10th of each month. A final report for the prior month is released on the first of the month. The index is becoming more and more useful for investors because it gives a snapshot of whether consumers feel like spending money.

98.3
Nov, 21 15:00
Leading Index
Leading Index
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 111.8; 0.5%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

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.

111.8; 0.5%
Nov, 21 15:00
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Existing Home Sales
Existing Home Sales
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 15:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 5.15M; -3.4%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

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.

5.15M; -3.4%
Nov, 21 15:30
★★
Crude Oil Inventories
Crude Oil Inventories
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 15:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 10270K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

The actual inventories of crude oil, gasoline, and distillate, such as jet fuel, as reported on a weekly basis. The numbers are watched closely by the energy markets, and if the results differ greatly from the expected inventory levels, the market can react strongly. The inventory data can be skewed by holidays and seasonal factors. Weekly data can be unreliable and should be viewed as a part of longer-term trends, so a four-week moving average may be more useful.

10270K
Nov, 21 17:00
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 17:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 39В
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

39В
Nov, 21 21:45
Visitor Arrivals
Visitor Arrivals
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 21:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.9%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct
The Visitor Arrivals released by the Statistics New Zealand measures the number of visitors to New Zealand. As the tourism industry dominates a large part of the total GDP, the visitor arrivals is an important indicator of the overall economic condition in New Zealand.
-1.9%
Nov, 21 23:30
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National CPI ex fresh food & energy
National CPI ex fresh food & energy
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 23:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.4%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

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.

0.4%
Nov, 21 23:30
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National CPI ex Fresh Food
National CPI ex Fresh Food
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 23:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1.0%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

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.

1.0%
Nov, 21 23:30
★★★
National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: Nov, 21 23:30
Importance: High
Previous: 1.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

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.

1.2%
Nov, 22 07:00
GfK Consumer Climate
GfK Consumer Climate
Country:
Date: Nov, 22 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 10.6
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

The German group GfK uses this report to show the results of their survey on business consumer confidence in order to gauge the health of the German economy. It is a leading indicator of economic strength.

10.6
Nov, 22 09:30
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Nov, 22 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.644%; 2.08
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov
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.
1.644%; 2.08
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