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Apr, 12 19:30
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FOMC Member Raphael W. Bostic Speaks
FOMC Member Raphael W. Bostic Speaks
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 19:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic - FOMC voting member 2018. Federal Reserve FOMC members vote on where to set the nation's key interest rates and their public engagements are often used to drop subtle clues regarding future monetary policy. More hawkish than expected is good for currency.
Apr, 12 19:30
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FOMC Member Raphael W. Bostic Speaks
FOMC Member Raphael W. Bostic Speaks
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 19:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic - FOMC voting member 2018. Federal Reserve FOMC members vote on where to set the nation's key interest rates and their public engagements are often used to drop subtle clues regarding future monetary policy. More hawkish than expected is good for currency.
Apr, 12 18:00
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 18:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 620
Forecast: -
Actual: 617
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.
617
Apr, 12 18:00
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 18:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 620
Forecast: -
Actual: 617
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.
617
Apr, 12 15:00
UoM Inflation Expectations
UoM Inflation Expectations
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.9%; 2.8%
Forecast: 2.8%; 2.8%
Actual: 3.1%; 3.0%
Period: Apr
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).
3.1%; 3.0%
Apr, 12 15:00
UoM Inflation Expectations
UoM Inflation Expectations
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.9%; 2.8%
Forecast: 2.8%; 2.8%
Actual: 3.1%; 3.0%
Period: Apr
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).
3.1%; 3.0%
Apr, 12 13:30
Import price index
Import price index
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.3%; -0.8%
Forecast: 0.3%; 0.1%
Actual: 0.4%; 0.4%
Period: Mar

This index reflects import price change per month.

0.4%; 0.4%
Apr, 12 13:30
Import price index
Import price index
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.3%; -0.8%
Forecast: 0.3%; 0.1%
Actual: 0.4%; 0.4%
Period: Mar

This index reflects import price change per month.

0.4%; 0.4%
Apr, 12 08:12
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Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 08:12
Importance: Medium
Previous: 125.2bln; 891bln
Forecast: 70.2bln; 508bln
Actual: 58.6bln; 416bln
Period: Mar

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.

58.6bln; 416bln
Apr, 12 08:00
CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 08:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.2%
Forecast: 3.2%
Actual: 3.2%
Period: Mar

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures.

3.2%
Apr, 12 08:00
CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 08:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.2%
Forecast: 3.2%
Actual: 3.2%
Period: Mar

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures.

3.2%
Apr, 12 07:45
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.2%; 2.3%
Forecast: 0.2%; 2.3%
Actual: 0.2%; 2.3%
Period: Mar

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro in France , where each Euro buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most popular way to measure changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical French household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase the same set of basic consumer items.

0.2%; 2.3%
Apr, 12 07:45
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.2%; 2.3%
Forecast: 0.2%; 2.3%
Actual: 0.2%; 2.3%
Period: Mar

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro in France , where each Euro buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most popular way to measure changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical French household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase the same set of basic consumer items.

0.2%; 2.3%
Apr, 12 07:00
Harmonized CPI
Harmonized CPI
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.6%; 2.3%
Forecast: 0.6%; 2.3%
Actual: 0.6%; 2.3%
Period: Mar

The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) reflects changes in the prices of consumer goods and services in a specified period of time. The HICP measures changes of the average price level for goods and services that households consume (the fixed consumer basket). HICP is pure price index. It does not reflect the changes in buying or consumption patterns, brands, and does not reflect the effect of outlet and service provider substitution.

0.6%; 2.3%
Apr, 12 07:00
Harmonized CPI
Harmonized CPI
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.6%; 2.3%
Forecast: 0.6%; 2.3%
Actual: 0.6%; 2.3%
Period: Mar

The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) reflects changes in the prices of consumer goods and services in a specified period of time. The HICP measures changes of the average price level for goods and services that households consume (the fixed consumer basket). HICP is pure price index. It does not reflect the changes in buying or consumption patterns, brands, and does not reflect the effect of outlet and service provider substitution.

0.6%; 2.3%
Apr, 12 07:00
CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.4%; 2.2%
Forecast: 0.4%; 2.2%
Actual: 0.4%; 2.2%
Period: Mar

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro in Germany , where each Euro buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most popular way to measure changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical German household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

The German CPI is significant as one of the primary gauges of inflation. As the largest Eurozone economy, inflation in Germany will contribute significantly to inflation in the Eurozone and the behavior of the European Central Bank. High or rising inflation acts as a signal to the ECB to raise interest rates, an action which will result in the strengthening of the Euro. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in monthly and annualized percentage term.

0.4%; 2.2%
Apr, 12 07:00
CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.4%; 2.2%
Forecast: 0.4%; 2.2%
Actual: 0.4%; 2.2%
Period: Mar

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro in Germany , where each Euro buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most popular way to measure changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical German household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

The German CPI is significant as one of the primary gauges of inflation. As the largest Eurozone economy, inflation in Germany will contribute significantly to inflation in the Eurozone and the behavior of the European Central Bank. High or rising inflation acts as a signal to the ECB to raise interest rates, an action which will result in the strengthening of the Euro. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in monthly and annualized percentage term.

0.4%; 2.2%
Apr, 12 07:00
Index of Services
Index of Services
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.0%; 0.2%
Forecast: 0.1%; 0.0%
Actual: 0.2%; 0.1%
Period: Feb

The index tracks activity in services sector.

0.2%; 0.1%
Apr, 12 07:00
Index of Services
Index of Services
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.0%; 0.2%
Forecast: 0.1%; 0.0%
Actual: 0.2%; 0.1%
Period: Feb

The index tracks activity in services sector.

0.2%; 0.1%
Apr, 12 07:00
Construction Output
Construction Output
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.1%; 2.0%
Forecast: -0.4%; 1.4%
Actual: -1.9%; -2.0%
Period: Feb

Index demonstrates the situation in the construction sector; it shows output of products and business activity sizes in this sigment of economy.

-1.9%; -2.0%
Apr, 12 07:00
Construction Output
Construction Output
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.1%; 2.0%
Forecast: -0.4%; 1.4%
Actual: -1.9%; -2.0%
Period: Feb

Index demonstrates the situation in the construction sector; it shows output of products and business activity sizes in this sigment of economy.

-1.9%; -2.0%
Apr, 12 07:00
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Goods Trade Balance
Goods Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -14.1
Forecast: -14.5
Actual: -14.2bln
Period: Feb
Since July 2015, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis has started publishing preliminary estimate of goods trade balance. This release will be 4-7 earlier than trade balance data. Growth in the reading favors the US dollar.
-14.2bln
Apr, 12 07:00
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Goods Trade Balance
Goods Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -14.1
Forecast: -14.5
Actual: -14.2bln
Period: Feb
Since July 2015, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis has started publishing preliminary estimate of goods trade balance. This release will be 4-7 earlier than trade balance data. Growth in the reading favors the US dollar.
-14.2bln
Apr, 12 07:00
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Manufacturing Production
Manufacturing Production
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.2%; 1.5%
Forecast: 0.1%; 0.6%
Actual: 1.2%; 2.7%
Period: Feb

The UK Manufacturing Production index is compiled by the National Statistics Office and measures the level of manufacturing output. It is an important indicator since it measures growth in the country’s manufacturing industry which is a major component of Gross Domestic Product. A low reading is considered bearish for the Sterling.

1.2%; 2.7%
Apr, 12 07:00
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Manufacturing Production
Manufacturing Production
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.2%; 1.5%
Forecast: 0.1%; 0.6%
Actual: 1.2%; 2.7%
Period: Feb

The UK Manufacturing Production index is compiled by the National Statistics Office and measures the level of manufacturing output. It is an important indicator since it measures growth in the country’s manufacturing industry which is a major component of Gross Domestic Product. A low reading is considered bearish for the Sterling.

1.2%; 2.7%
Apr, 12 07:00
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Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.3%; 0.3%
Forecast: 0.0%; -0.1%
Actual: 1.1%; 1.4%
Period: Feb

A measure of the manufacturing output of the energy sector, factories, and mines. Industrial production is significant as a short-term indicator of the strength of UK industrial activity. Industry accounts for about a quarter of the overall GDP. Because industrial production accounts for most of the volatility in the GDP, foreknowledge of trends in manufacturing go a long way in forecasting UK output. High or rising Industrial Production figures suggest increased production and economic expansion, healthy for the Pound. However, uncontrolled levels of production and consumption can spark inflation. In times of inflation the Bank of England may raise interest rates to control growth.

1.1%; 1.4%
Apr, 12 07:00
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Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.3%; 0.3%
Forecast: 0.0%; -0.1%
Actual: 1.1%; 1.4%
Period: Feb

A measure of the manufacturing output of the energy sector, factories, and mines. Industrial production is significant as a short-term indicator of the strength of UK industrial activity. Industry accounts for about a quarter of the overall GDP. Because industrial production accounts for most of the volatility in the GDP, foreknowledge of trends in manufacturing go a long way in forecasting UK output. High or rising Industrial Production figures suggest increased production and economic expansion, healthy for the Pound. However, uncontrolled levels of production and consumption can spark inflation. In times of inflation the Bank of England may raise interest rates to control growth.

1.1%; 1.4%
Apr, 12 07:00
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GDP
GDP
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: High
Previous: 0.3%; 0.0%
Forecast: 0.1%; 0.1%
Actual: 0.1%; 0.2%
Period: Feb

The Gross Domestic Product is a comprehensive measure of an overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP serves as one of the primary measures of overall economic well-being. While GDP announcements generally conform to expectations, unanticipated changes in this metric can move markets.

Robust GDP growth signals a heightened level of economic activity and often a higher demand for the domestic currency. At the same time, economic expansion raises concerns about inflationary pressures which may lead monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus better than expected GDP figures are generally bullish for the Euro, while negative readings are generally bearish.

Technically, Gross Domestic Product is calculated in the following way:

GDP = C + I + G + (EX - IM)

where

C = private consumption, I = private investment, G = government expenditure, EX = exports of goods and services, IM = imports of goods and services.

French GDP figures, officially called Quarterly National Accounts, are released quarterly. The headline figures are annualized percentage changes in real and nominal GDP.

0.1%; 0.2%
Apr, 12 07:00
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GDP
GDP
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 07:00
Importance: High
Previous: 0.3%; 0.0%
Forecast: 0.1%; 0.1%
Actual: 0.1%; 0.2%
Period: Feb

The Gross Domestic Product is a comprehensive measure of an overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP serves as one of the primary measures of overall economic well-being. While GDP announcements generally conform to expectations, unanticipated changes in this metric can move markets.

Robust GDP growth signals a heightened level of economic activity and often a higher demand for the domestic currency. At the same time, economic expansion raises concerns about inflationary pressures which may lead monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus better than expected GDP figures are generally bullish for the Euro, while negative readings are generally bearish.

Technically, Gross Domestic Product is calculated in the following way:

GDP = C + I + G + (EX - IM)

where

C = private consumption, I = private investment, G = government expenditure, EX = exports of goods and services, IM = imports of goods and services.

French GDP figures, officially called Quarterly National Accounts, are released quarterly. The headline figures are annualized percentage changes in real and nominal GDP.

0.1%; 0.2%
Apr, 12 05:30
Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Apr, 12 05:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.1%; -3.4%
Forecast: -0.1%; -3.4%
Actual: -0.6%; -3.9%
Period: Feb

Measures the per volume change in output from mining, quarrying, manufacturing, energy and construction sectors in Japan. Industrial production is significant as a short-term indicator of the strength of Japanese industrial activity. High or rising Industrial Production figures suggest increased production and economic expansion. However, uncontrolled levels of production and consumption can spark inflation.

The report is only a preliminary estimate figure that does not move the markets much. The figure is released in headlines as a monthly percent change.

-0.6%; -3.9%
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