• Date
    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Sep, 25 13:30
    ★★
    FOMC Member William Dudley Speaks
    FOMC Member William Dudley Speaks
    Country:
    William C. Dudley is the president of Federal Reserve Bank of New York and vice-chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee. He was appointed to the position on January 27, 2009, following the confirmation of his predecessor, Timothy F. Geithner, as United States Secretary of the Treasury.
    Date: Sep, 25 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 25 14:00
    ★★★
    ECB President Mario Draghi Speaks
    ECB President Mario Draghi Speaks
    Country:

    Mario Draghi is an Italian banker and economist who succeeded Jean-Claude Trichet as President of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2011.

    Date: Sep, 25 14:00
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 25 17:40
    ★★
    FOMC Member Charles Evans Speaks
    FOMC Member Charles Evans Speaks
    Country:

    Charles L. Evans is the ninth President and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In that capacity, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve System's monetary policy-making body.

    Date: Sep, 25 17:40
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 25 22:45
    ★★
    Trade Balance
    Trade Balance
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 25 22:45
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 85M; -3213M
    Forecast: -825M; -2910M
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    85M; -3213M -825M; -2910M -
    Sep, 25 23:30
    ★★
    FOMC Member Neel Kashkari Speaks
    FOMC Member Neel Kashkari Speaks
    Country:
    Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari. 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.
    Date: Sep, 25 23:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 26 00:50
    Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
    Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
    Country:
    The Bank of Japan publishes the summary from its monthly monetary policy meetings some time after the actual meeting. These meetings are held to review economic developments inside and outside of Japan and decide the central bank’s monetary policy. The minutes usually come out late, at least a month after the meeting, but give detailed insight into the Bank of Japan’s monetary policy decision making process.
    Date: Sep, 26 00:50
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Jul
    - - -
    Sep, 26 01:00
    ★★
    ANZ Business Confidence
    ANZ Business Confidence
    Country:

    The results of the ANZ Bank Business survey held among businesses nationwide.

    Date: Sep, 26 01:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 18.3
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    18.3 - -
  • Date
    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Sep, 26 07:00
    Import Price Index
    Import Price Index
    Country:

    This index measures changes in the prices of imports into a country per month.

    Date: Sep, 26 07:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -0.4% m/m; 1.9% y/y
    Forecast: -0.1% m/m; 2.1% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    -0.4% m/m; 1.9% y/y -0.1% m/m; 2.1% y/y -
    Sep, 26 09:30
    High Street Lending
    High Street Lending
    Country:
    Number of new mortgages approved for home purchase by High Street banks during the previous month. High Street banks make up around 65% of total UK mortgage lending. It's a leading indicator of housing market demand – most home purchases are financed with a mortgage, so it provides an excellent gauge of how many qualified buyers are entering the market.
    Date: Sep, 26 09:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 41.6K
    Forecast: 41.7K
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    41.6K 41.7K -
    Sep, 26 14:00
    Case-Shiller 20 City
    Case-Shiller 20 City
    Country:
    The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are the leading measures of U.S. residential real estate prices, tracking changes in the value of residential real estate both nationally as well as in 20 metropolitan regions.
    Date: Sep, 26 14:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 5.7% y/y
    Forecast: 5.8% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Jul
    5.7% y/y 5.8% y/y -
    Sep, 26 14:30
    FOMC Member Loretta Mester Speaks
    FOMC Member Loretta Mester Speaks
    Country:
    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester. 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.
    Date: Sep, 26 14:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 26 15:00
    ★★★
    CB Consumer Confidence
    CB Consumer Confidence
    Country:
    CB Consumer Confidence is based on a monthly survey of about 5,000 U.S. households regarding their opinion of the economy. Traders should pay close attention to its release, which always has a strong impact on market prices. A higher reading than the market forecast is bullish for the dollar.
    Date: Sep, 26 15:00
    Importance: High
    Previous: 122.9
    Forecast: 119.6
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    122.9 119.6 -
    Sep, 26 15:00
    ★★
    New Home Sales
    New Home Sales
    Country:

    Records sales of newly constructed residences in the United States. The figure is a timely gauge of housing market conditions counting home sales when initial housing contracts are signed. Because New Home Sales usually trigger a sequence of consumption, they have significant market impact upon release. In addition to the high expenditure of the new home, buyers are likely to spend more money on furnishing customizing and financing their home. Consequently, growth in the housing market spurs more consumption, generating demand for goods, services and the employees who provide them.

    Generally, the housing market is tracked by a number of reports that mark different stages of the construction and home sale process. The first stage is Building Permits, which precede Housing Starts, which lead to Construction Spending, MBA Mortgage Applications and, finally, New Home Sales and Existing Home Sales. As the headline housing figure, New Home Sales are believed to control some of the volatility of other data. For instance, Building Permits and Housing Starts are considered more indicative of business confidence and production rather than consumer spending. And while Existing Home Sales figures are more indicative of consumer expenditures, they are lagging indicators with less predictive value. New Home Sales numbers are considered confirmatory of housing trends and still predictive of consumer spending.

    New Home Sales is also a good indicator of economic turning points due to its sensitivity to consumer income. Buying a house is always a major expenditure, typically only undertaken when consumers have sufficient savings or are optimistic about future earnings. Historically, when economic conditions slow, New Home Sales are one of the first indicators to reflect the change. By the same token, New Home Sales undergo substantial growth when the economy has emerged from recession and wages have begun to pick up.

    The report headline is the total amount of properties sold.

    Date: Sep, 26 15:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 571K; -9.4% m/m
    Forecast: 591K; 3.3% m/m
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    571K; -9.4% m/m 591K; 3.3% m/m -
    Sep, 26 15:30
    ★★
    FOMC Member Lael Brainard Speaks
    FOMC Member Lael Brainard Speaks
    Country:
    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.
    Date: Sep, 26 15:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
  • Date
    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Sep, 26 17:45
    ★★★
    Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen Speaks
    Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen Speaks
    Country:
    Janet Yellen a leading American economist, served as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors since 2010 until becoming the first woman to become chair of the board in 2014. Some performances Yellen allow quite clearly form a clear picture of the future actions of the Fed. Her speeches are especially important before the next meeting of the FOMC.
    Date: Sep, 26 17:45
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 27 07:00
    UBS Consumption Indicator
    UBS Consumption Indicator
    Country:

    Index for consumer spending in Switzerland. The Consumption Indicator moves with changes in real consumer spending and can be used as a gauge of the strength of domestic demand. A rising indicator value reflects rising consumer spending, which generally leads to economic growth and potentially augur inflationary pressures to come.

    The UBS Consumption Indicator is calculated using five specific indicators of spending and expressed in the form of an index. These indicators are: new car sales, business trends in retail, overnight hotel stays by Swiss nationals in Switzerland, the consumer sentiment index and credit card transactions.

    The headline is the index value for the month. Because the index value is always positive, markets compare the current index value to the short and long-term average values in order to gauge Switzerland 's economic health. In the long term the average has been approximately 1.5, but may change with time.

    Date: Sep, 27 07:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 1.38
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    1.38 - -
    Sep, 27 09:00
    Private Loans
    Private Loans
    Country:
    Borrowing and spending are positively correlated - consumers and businesses tend to seek credit when they are confident in their future financial position and feel comfortable spending money. Change in the total value of new loans issued to consumers and businesses in the private sector.
    Date: Sep, 27 09:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 2.6% y/y
    Forecast: 2.7% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    2.6% y/y 2.7% y/y -
    Sep, 27 09:00
    ★★
    M3 Money Supply
    M3 Money Supply
    Country:

    The broadest measure of money supply in use by Eurozone nations. It includes all currency in circulation, bank deposits, repurchase agreements, debt securities up to 2 years, and the value of money market shares. A larger money supply reduces the purchasing power of the Euro and puts downward pressure on the exchange rate. However, because an increase in M3 leads to price inflation, this figure can also be indicative of the likelihood of future interest rate hikes. The Eurozone M3 is reported in headlines as a percent change from the previous month or as a Three Month Average, which smoothes monthly volatility in the money supply.

     

    Date: Sep, 27 09:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 4.5% y/y
    Forecast: 4.6% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    4.5% y/y 4.6% y/y -
    Sep, 27 09:00
    Credit Suisse ZEW Survey (Expectations)
    Credit Suisse ZEW Survey (Expectations)
    Country:
    A leading indicator of economic health, based on expectations of institutional investors and analysts. Level above zero reflects the prevalence of optimism, below - pessimism. Exceeding the previous level or the prognosis is favorable for the currency converter.
    Date: Sep, 27 09:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 25.0
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    25.0 - -
    Sep, 27 11:00
    CBI Realized Sales
    CBI Realized Sales
    Country:

    An accurate early indicator of monthly retail sales in the U.K. CBI realized sales was first introduced in 1983 by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and is based on the CBI's Distributive Trades Survey (DTS), which covers 20,000 outlets of firms responsible for a large component of the of retail sector.

    Date: Sep, 27 11:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -10
    Forecast: 8
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    -10 8 -
    Sep, 27 13:30
    ★★★
    Durable Goods Orders
    Durable Goods Orders
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 27 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: -6.8% m/m; 0.5% m/m
    Forecast: 1.1% m/m; 0.2% m/m
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    -6.8% m/m; 0.5% m/m 1.1% m/m; 0.2% m/m -
  • Date
    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Sep, 27 15:00
    ★★
    Pending Home Sales
    Pending Home Sales
    Country:

    Tracks residential housing contract activity of existing single-family homes. The Pending Home Sales report is an advanced read on trends in the US housing market. Housing is typically correlated to the overall state of the economy; particularly indicative of economic turning points. A sharp drop in housing demand typically acts as a warning signal of economic slowdown as buyers are reluctant to purchase houses when interest rates are high, disposable income is low, or consumer confidence is low. Conversely, a rebound in the housing market is often a leading indicator of an economic recovery.

    The report headline is expressed in percentage change in pending home sales from previous month.

    Date: Sep, 27 15:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -0.8% m/m; -0.5% y/y
    Forecast: -0.5% m/m
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    -0.8% m/m; -0.5% y/y -0.5% m/m -
    Sep, 27 15:30
    ★★
    Crude Oil Inventories
    Crude Oil Inventories
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 27 15:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 4591K
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    4591K - -
    Sep, 27 17:00
    ★★★
    BOC Governor Stephen Poloz Speaks
    BOC Governor Stephen Poloz Speaks
    Country:
    Mr. Poloz was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 3 June 2013, for a term of seven years. As Governor, he is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank. Mr. Poloz has over 30 years of public and private sector experience in financial markets, forecasting and economic policy. Traders and investors listen to his speeches, as they may contain hints at change the course of monetary policy, or a change in the Bank's assessments of the economic outlook.
    Date: Sep, 27 17:00
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 27 19:00
    ★★
    FOMC Member Lael Brainard Speaks
    FOMC Member Lael Brainard Speaks
    Country:
    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.
    Date: Sep, 27 19:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 27 21:00
    ★★★
    RBNZ Rate Statement
    RBNZ Rate Statement
    Country:

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) releases this statement in connection to its recent decision on short-term interest rates. Interest rates are a primary determinant of a currency's value and these statements are used by traders to determine future monetary policy decisions.

    Date: Sep, 27 21:00
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 27 21:00
    ★★★
    Official Cash Rate
    Official Cash Rate
    Country:
    The Official Cash Rate (OCR) is the interest rate set by the Reserve Bank to meet the inflation target specified in the Policy Targets Agreement (PTA). The current PTA, signed in September 2012, defines price stability as annual increases in the Consumers Price Index (CPI) of between 1 and 3 per cent on average over the medium term, with a focus on keeping future average inflation near the 2 percent target midpoint.
    Date: Sep, 27 21:00
    Importance: High
    Previous: 1.75%
    Forecast: 1.75%
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    1.75% 1.75% -
    Sep, 28 07:00
    GfK Consumer Climate
    GfK Consumer Climate
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 28 07:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 10.9
    Forecast: 11.1
    Actual: -
    Period: Oct
    10.9 11.1 -
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    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Sep, 28 08:00
    Consumer Price Index Flash
    Consumer Price Index Flash
    Country:

    The Consumer Price Index's (CPI) Flash Estimate measures the inflation rate incurred by consumers when purchasing goods and services. It typically carries a significant impact as traders depend on this information for a glimpse into inflationary pressures and its impact on the nation's currency.

    Date: Sep, 28 08:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 1.6% y/y
    Forecast: 1.8% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    1.6% y/y 1.8% y/y -
    Sep, 28 09:15
    ★★★
    BOE Governor Mark Carney Speaks
    BOE Governor Mark Carney Speaks
    Country:

    Mark Joseph Carney is the current Governor of the Bank of England and the Chairman of the G20's Financial Stability Board. He was also the eighth Governor of the Bank of Canada. Carney achieved these positions by working his way up the ranks of Goldman Sachs, the Canadian Department of Finance, and the Bank of Canada as Deputy Governor.

    Date: Sep, 28 09:15
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 28 10:00
    ★★
    RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle Speaks
    RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle Speaks
    Country:
    Guy Debelle is an assistant of RBA Governor since 2007. He is responsible for analysis of domestic and global financial markets as well as management of RBA's monetary reserves. His speech may have hints on further monetary policy stance and other changes in regulator's policy.
    Date: Sep, 28 10:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 28 10:00
    Consumer Confidence
    Consumer Confidence
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 28 10:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -1.2
    Forecast: -1.2
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    -1.2 -1.2 -
    Sep, 28 13:00
    ★★
    Prelim Consumer Price Index - EU Harmonised
    Prelim Consumer Price Index - EU Harmonised
    Country:
    In addition to the Consumer Price Index for Germany (CPI) and the Retail Prices Index, the Federal Statistical Office has calculated for European purposes a Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) for Germany since 1997. For the HICP, time series from January 1995 are available. The HICP is used to measure inflation in the context of international, mostly inner-European comparisons. Its calculation, which relies on harmonised concepts, methods and procedures, reflects the development of prices in the individual states based on national consumption patterns. The HICP serves, among other things, to measure the convergence criterion of "price stability" as a basis for judging whether a Member State can participate in European economic and monetary union. The HICP is calculated for the Member States of the European Union (EU), Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. It is used to form aggregates for the euro zone (Monetary Union Index of Consumer Prices - MUICP), for the EU (European Index of Consumer Prices - EICP), and for the European Economic Area (European Economic Area Index of Consumer Prices - EEAICP). The European Central Bank makes use of the MUICP in the context of its monetary policy to judge price stability within the euro zone.
    Date: Sep, 28 13:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 0.2% m/m; 1.8% y/y
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    0.2% m/m; 1.8% y/y - -
    Sep, 28 13:00
    ★★
    CPI preliminary
    CPI preliminary
    Country:

    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 the 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 for 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.

    Date: Sep, 28 13:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 0.1% m/m; 1.8% y/y
    Forecast: 0.1% m/m; 1.8% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    0.1% m/m; 1.8% y/y 0.1% m/m; 1.8% y/y -
    Sep, 28 13:30
    GDP Price Index
    GDP Price Index
    Country:

    Measures changes in the prices of goods and services that are included in US GDP. The GDP Price Index is an indicator for inflation calculated by comparing the current GDP to GDP in the reference year. A high or rising GDP Price Index, like other indicators of inflation, puts pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.

    The GDP price index differs from other more popular inflation measures like CPI, in that it includes all products accounted for by GDP and does not include the affects of changes in import prices. Furthermore, the report is only released quarterly and commands little market attention because of it lack of timeliness.

    The headline figure is the annualized percentage change.

    Date: Sep, 28 13:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 1.0% q/q
    Forecast: 1.0% q/q
    Actual: -
    Period: 2 quarter
    1.0% q/q 1.0% q/q -
  • Date
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    Sep, 28 13:30
    ★★
    Final GDP
    Final GDP
    Country:
    It's the broadest measure of economic activity and the primary gauge of the economy's health. While this is q/q data, it's reported in an annualized format (quarterly change x4). There are 3 versions of GDP released a month apart – Advance, Preliminary, and Final.
    Date: Sep, 28 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 3.0% q/q
    Forecast: 3.1% q/q
    Actual: -
    Period: 2 quarter
    3.0% q/q 3.1% q/q -
    Sep, 28 13:30
    ★★
    Goods Trade Balance
    Goods Trade Balance
    Country:
    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.
    Date: Sep, 28 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -65.1В
    Forecast: -65.0bln
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    -65.1В -65.0bln -
    Sep, 28 13:30
    ★★★
    Unemployment Claims
    Unemployment Claims
    Country:

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

    Date: Sep, 28 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 259K
    Forecast: 269K
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    259K 269K -
    Sep, 28 13:30
    ★★
    Continuing Claims
    Continuing Claims
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 28 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 1980K
    Forecast: 1995K
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    1980K 1995K -
    Sep, 28 15:00
    ★★
    Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Stanley Fischer Speaks
    Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Stanley Fischer Speaks
    Country:
    Since May 2014, Fisher is vice-chairman of the Fed, voting member until January 2020. Fischer - an influential economist who has worked in managerial positions in the Bank of Israel (by July 2013), the IMF, the World Bank, as well as commercial Citibank. Market analysts listen to his comments and observations.
    Date: Sep, 28 15:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 29 00:01
    GfK Consumer Confidence
    GfK Consumer Confidence
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 29 00:01
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -10
    Forecast: -11
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    -10 -11 -
    Sep, 29 00:30
    Unemployment Rate
    Unemployment Rate
    Country:

    The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

    Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

    Date: Sep, 29 00:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 2.8%
    Forecast: 2.8%
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    2.8% 2.8% -
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    Sep, 29 00:30
    Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food and Energy
    Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food and Energy
    Country:

    An indicator of inflation experienced by consumers living in Tokyo, excluding such volatile item as fresh food.

    Date: Sep, 29 00:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.0% y/y
    Forecast: 0.0% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    0.0% y/y 0.0% y/y -
    Sep, 29 00:30
    Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food
    Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food
    Country:

    An indicator of inflation experienced by consumers living in Tokyo, excluding such volatile item as fresh food.

    Date: Sep, 29 00:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.4% y/y
    Forecast: 0.5% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    0.4% y/y 0.5% y/y -
    Sep, 29 00:30
    Tokyo CPI
    Tokyo CPI
    Country:

    Measures the rate of inflation experienced by consumers living in Tokyo on a fixed basket of goods and services. The change is calculated monthly. This reading is important because it measures the inflation in the country’s largest city. Due to the fact that Tokyo is a smaller population to survey than for the national CPI this figure can be released roughly one month before the national figure. Therefore it is a leading inflationary indicator. The volatile item excluded in a separate derivative of this report is fresh food.

    Date: Sep, 29 00:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.5% y/y
    Forecast: 0.6% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    0.5% y/y 0.6% y/y -
    Sep, 29 00:30
    ★★
    National CPI ex fresh food and energy
    National CPI ex fresh food and energy
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 29 00:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 0.1% y/y
    Forecast: 0.2% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    0.1% y/y 0.2% y/y -
    Sep, 29 00:30
    ★★
    National CPI ex Fresh Food
    National CPI ex Fresh Food
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 29 00:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 0.5% y/y
    Forecast: 0.7% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    0.5% y/y 0.7% y/y -
    Sep, 29 00:30
    ★★★
    National CPI
    National CPI
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 29 00:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 0.4% y/y
    Forecast: 0.7% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    0.4% y/y 0.7% y/y -
    Sep, 29 00:30
    Household Spending
    Household Spending
    Country:

    A survey of both wage-earning and non-working households, such as those classified as single-member, unemployed, or retired. The headline figure is the percentage change in average spending per household from the previous year. Increases in household spending are favorable for the Japanese economy because high consumer spending generally leads to higher levels of economic growth. Higher spending is also a sign of consumer optimism, as households confident in their future outlook will spend more. At the same time accelerated growth exerts inflationary pressure, which can lead to interest rate increases in the future.

    Date: Sep, 29 00:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -0.2% y/y
    Forecast: 0.9% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    -0.2% y/y 0.9% y/y -
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    Sep, 29 00:50
    Retail Sales
    Retail Sales
    Country:

    Gauge for goods sold at retail outlets in the past month. Retail Sales is a leading indicator for the economy. Rising consumer spending fuels economic growth, confirms signals from consumer confidence, and may spark inflationary pressures.

    The headline figure is expressed as the percentage change from the same month last year.

    Date: Sep, 29 00:50
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 1.1% m/m; 1.9% y/y
    Forecast: -0.8% m/m; 2.5% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    1.1% m/m; 1.9% y/y -0.8% m/m; 2.5% y/y -
    Sep, 29 00:50
    Prelim Industrial Production
    Prelim Industrial Production
    Country:
    This is a measure of the change in the total value of output produced by manufacturers and other facilities after being adjusted for inflation.
    Date: Sep, 29 00:50
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -0.8% m/m; 4.7% y/y
    Forecast: 1.8% m/m; 5.2% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    -0.8% m/m; 4.7% y/y 1.8% m/m; 5.2% y/y -
    Sep, 29 00:50
    Summary of Opinions
    Summary of Opinions
    Country:
    This report includes the BOJ's projection for inflation and economic growth. It's the primary tool the BOJ uses to communicate their economic and monetary projections to investors.
    Date: Sep, 29 00:50
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    - - -
    Sep, 29 02:30
    Private Sector Credit
    Private Sector Credit
    Country:
    Private Sector Credit released by the Reserve Bank of Australia is an amount of money that the Australian private sector borrows.
    Date: Sep, 29 02:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.5% m/m; 5.3% y/y
    Forecast: 0.5% m/m; 5.5% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    0.5% m/m; 5.3% y/y 0.5% m/m; 5.5% y/y -
    Sep, 29 02:45
    ★★
    Markit Manufacturing PMI
    Markit Manufacturing PMI
    Country:
    The Chinese HSBC Manufacturing PMI is a composite indicator designed to provide an overall view of activity in the manufacturing sector and acts as an leading indicator for the whole economy. When the PMI is below 50.0 this indicates that the manufacturing economy is declining and a value above 50.0 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing economy. Flash figures are released approximately 6 business days prior to the end of the month. Final figures overwrite the flash figures upon release and are in turn overwritten as the next Flash is available. The Chinese HSBC Manufacturing PMI is concluded from a monthly survey of about 430 purchasing managers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of business conditions including employment, production, new orders, prices, supplier deliveries, and inventories. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the CNY , while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the CNY.
    Date: Sep, 29 02:45
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 51.6
    Forecast: 51.5
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    51.6 51.5 -
    Sep, 29 07:00
    Nationwide House Price Index
    Nationwide House Price Index
    Country:

    Gauge for costs of homes in the United Kingdom. Mortgage data is used to provide a timely measure of the level of prices. House prices give good information on current conditions on the housing market. The index can precurse broader inflationary pressures felt in later more market moving reports should housing price pressures feed into consumer prices.

    Date: Sep, 29 07:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -0.1% m/m; 2.1% y/y
    Forecast: 0.3% m/m; 1.9% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    -0.1% m/m; 2.1% y/y 0.3% m/m; 1.9% y/y -
    Sep, 29 07:00
    ★★
    Retail Sales
    Retail Sales
    Country:

    Gauge for goods sold at retail outlets in the past month. Retail Sales is a leading indicator for the economy since private consumption makes up a large portion of German Gross Domestic Product. Rising consumer spending fuels economic growth, confirms signals from consumer confidence, and may spark inflationary pressures.

    The headline figure is expressed as the percentage change from the same month last year.

    Date: Sep, 29 07:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -1.2% m/m; 2.7% y/y
    Forecast: 0.5% m/m; 3.2% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    -1.2% m/m; 2.7% y/y 0.5% m/m; 3.2% y/y -
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    Sep, 29 07:45
    Consumer Spending
    Consumer Spending
    Country:

    Change in the total value of inflation-adjusted goods expenditures by consumers.

    Date: Sep, 29 07:45
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.7% m/m
    Forecast: 0.2% m/m
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    0.7% m/m 0.2% m/m -
    Sep, 29 07:45
    Consumer Price Index
    Consumer Price Index
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 29 07:45
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.5% m/m; 0.9% y/y
    Forecast: 0.2% m/m
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    0.5% m/m; 0.9% y/y 0.2% m/m -
    Sep, 29 08:00
    ★★
    KOF Economic Barometer
    KOF Economic Barometer
    Country:

    The Swiss KOF Economic Barometer is a leading indicator which measures overall economic activity and is an excellent indicator of the direction of the Swiss economy. The KOF Economic Barometer is one or two quarters ahead of the GDP growth rate of the previous year and thus enables an initial estimate to be made of how the Swiss economy will perform in the next or in the next two quarters.

    The Barometer is ultimately adjusted to take account of seasonal fluctuations and random factors. The Barometer is published monthly.

    Date: Sep, 29 08:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 104.1
    Forecast: 106.1
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    104.1 106.1 -
    Sep, 29 08:55
    ★★
    Unemployment Rate
    Unemployment Rate
    Country:

    The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

    Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

    Date: Sep, 29 08:55
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 5.7%
    Forecast: 5.7%
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    5.7% 5.7% -
    Sep, 29 08:55
    ★★
    Unemployment Change
    Unemployment Change
    Country:
    German Unemployment Change measures the change in the number of unemployed people during the previous month. A higher than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the EUR, while lower than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the EUR.
    Date: Sep, 29 08:55
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -5K
    Forecast: -5K
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    -5K -5K -
    Sep, 29 09:30
    Business Investment
    Business Investment
    Country:

    The change in capital expenditures made by private firms. Businesses only invest when they are optimistic about future economic growth and expect a profitable return on their investments. Because of this, increased capital expenditures usually reflect a higher level of consumer demand that induces companies to expand their productive capacity. Current Business Investment usually allow for higher GDP in the future. For these reasons Business Investment may lead economic growth.

    The headline number is the percentage change in investment from the previous quarter.

    Date: Sep, 29 09:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.0% q/q; 0.0% y/y
    Forecast: 0.0% q/q; 0.0% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: 2 quarter
    0.0% q/q; 0.0% y/y 0.0% q/q; 0.0% y/y -
    Sep, 29 09:30
    Index of Services
    Index of Services
    Country:

    The index tracks activity in services sector.

    Date: Sep, 29 09:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.5% 3m/3m; 0.4% m/m
    Forecast: 0.7% 3m/3m; 0.1% m/m
    Actual: -
    Period: Jul
    0.5% 3m/3m; 0.4% m/m 0.7% 3m/3m; 0.1% m/m -
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    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Sep, 29 09:30
    Mortgage Approvals
    Mortgage Approvals
    Country:

    Number of new mortgages approved for home purchase by BBA-represented banks during the previous month. The BBA represents major banks that make up around 60% of total UK mortgage lending.
     

    Date: Sep, 29 09:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 68.7K
    Forecast: 67.0K
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    68.7K 67.0K -
    Sep, 29 09:30
    ★★
    Net Lending to Individuals
    Net Lending to Individuals
    Country:

    The amount of extra funds that a sector has available to provide for either direct and indirect lending purposes to other similar counter-parts.

     

     

    Date: Sep, 29 09:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 4.8bln
    Forecast: 5.0bln
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    4.8bln 5.0bln -
    Sep, 29 09:30
    ★★
    GDP Final
    GDP Final
    Country:

    An indicator for broad overall growth in the United Kingdom. Robust UK GDP growth signals a heightened level of economic activity, and therefore a high demand for currency. Economic expansion also raises concerns about inflationary pressure, which generally prompts monetary authorities to increase interest rates. This means that positive GDP readings are generally bullish for a given currency, while negative readings are bearish.

    Due to the untimeliness of this report and because data on GDP components are available beforehand, the actual GDP figure is usually well anticipated. But given its overall significance GDP has the tendency to move the market upon release, acting to confirm or upset economic expectations. Robust GDP growth signals a heightened level of activity that is generally associated with a healthy economy. However economic expansion also raises concerns about inflationary pressures which may lead to monetary policy tightening.

    The headline figure for UK GDP is an annualized percentage growth rate.

    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

    Technical note : GDP is the total market value of goods and services produced in the U.K. within a given period after deducting the cost of goods and services used up in the process of production. Therefore, GDP excludes intermediate goods and services and considers final aggregates only.

    Date: Sep, 29 09:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 0.3% q/q; 1.7% y/y
    Forecast: 0.3% q/q; 1.7% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: 2 quarter
    0.3% q/q; 1.7% y/y 0.3% q/q; 1.7% y/y -
    Sep, 29 09:30
    ★★★
    Current Account
    Current Account
    Country:

    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 goods and services.

    Date: Sep, 29 09:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: -16.9bln
    Forecast: -15.8bln
    Actual: -
    Period: 2 quarter
    -16.9bln -15.8bln -
    Sep, 29 10:00
    Consumer Price Index
    Consumer Price Index
    Country:

    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 Italy , 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 Italian household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase the same set of basic consumer items.

    Date: Sep, 29 10:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.3% m/m; 1.2% y/y
    Forecast: -0.1% m/m
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    0.3% m/m; 1.2% y/y -0.1% m/m -
    Sep, 29 10:00
    Harmonized CPI
    Harmonized CPI
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Sep, 29 10:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.1% m/m; 1.4% y/y
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    0.1% m/m; 1.4% y/y - -
    Sep, 29 10:00
    ★★
    Flash Core CPI
    Flash Core CPI
    Country:
    Consumer prices account for a majority of overall inflation. Inflation is important to currency valuation because rising prices lead the central bank to raise interest rates out of respect for their inflation containment mandate. Eurostat bases this estimate on 13 euro area member states that report early CPI data. There are 2 versions of this report released about two weeks apart – Flash and Final. The Flash release, which the source first reported in Apr 2013, is the earliest and thus tends to have the most impact.
    Date: Sep, 29 10:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 1.2% y/y
    Forecast: 1.2% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    1.2% y/y 1.2% y/y -
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    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Sep, 29 10:00
    ★★
    Consumer Price Index Flash Estimate
    Consumer Price Index Flash Estimate
    Country:

    The Consumer Price Index's (CPI) Flash Estimate measures the inflation rate incurred by consumers when purchasing goods and services. It typically carries a significant impact as traders depend on this information for a glimpse into inflationary pressures and its impact on the nation's currency.

    Date: Sep, 29 10:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 1.5% y/y
    Forecast: 1.6% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    1.5% y/y 1.6% y/y -
    Sep, 29 13:30
    Personal Income
    Personal Income
    Country:

    Broad gauge of employee earnings in the US . Personal Income measures the pre-tax income households receive from employment, investments, and transfer payments. As wages and salaries make up the majority of Personal Income, the figure can provide insight on the US employment situation. However, because Personal Income is released after the headline employment figure and earnings figures, its impact on the market is muted. The figure is still useful in gauging the purchasing ability of consumers, though, as rising Personal Income allows for strong consumers spending. Such spending drives output growth and fuels the US economy.

    Date: Sep, 29 13:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.4% m/m
    Forecast: 0.2% m/m
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    0.4% m/m 0.2% m/m -
    Sep, 29 13:30
    ★★
    Personal Spending
    Personal Spending
    Country:

    Comprehensive measure of how much consumers spend each month, counting expenditures on durable goods, consumer products, and services. Personal Consumption is a comprehensive measure of GDP; consequently the figure is watched as an indicator for economic trends. Spending also has direct affect on inflationary pressures.

    A healthy Personal Spending figure means that consumers are buying goods and services, fueling the economy and spurring output growth. The report is particularly valued for forecasting inflationary pressures. Taken in excess these high levels of consumption and production may lead to an overall increase in prices. Indeed, the Fed uses a measure of inflation derived from the PCE as their primary gauge of inflation.

    On the other hand, persistently low Personal Spending may result in decreasing levels of output and an economic downturn.

    Because income is either spent or saved, Personal Spending (when reported as a percent of income rather than the headline percent change) has an inverse relationship to personal saving. Economists watch the growth of Personal Spending in relation to income and saving to determine if consumers are living beyond their means, which would influence levels of borrowing and future consumption.

    The PCE figure is released in headlines as a percent change from the previous month.

    Date: Sep, 29 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 0.3% m/m
    Forecast: 0.1% m/m
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    0.3% m/m 0.1% m/m -
    Sep, 29 13:30
    ★★
    Core PCE Price Index
    Core PCE Price Index
    Country:
    The "core" PCE price index is defined as personal consumption expenditures (PCE) prices excluding food and energy prices. The core PCE price index measures the prices paid by consumers for goods and services without the volatility caused by movements in food and energy prices to reveal underlying inflation trends. Food prices consist of those included in the PCE category of “food and beverages purchased for off-premises consumption.” Prices included in the PCE category “food services and accommodations” are not included in the “food” price index because these services prices tend to be far less volatile than those for food commodities such as meats, fresh vegetables and fruits. Energy prices consist of those included in the PCE categories of “gasoline and other energy goods” and of “electricity and gas” utilities.
    Date: Sep, 29 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 0.1% m/m; 1.4% y/y
    Forecast: 0.2% m/m; 1.4% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    0.1% m/m; 1.4% y/y 0.2% m/m; 1.4% y/y -
    Sep, 29 13:30
    Industrial Product Price Index
    Industrial Product Price Index
    Country:

    Industrial Product Price Index released by the Statistics Canada measures price changes for major commodities sold by Canadian manufactures. Changes in the IPP index are widely followed as an indicator of commodity inflation.

    Date: Sep, 29 13:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -1.5% m/m
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    -1.5% m/m - -
    Sep, 29 13:30
    ★★
    Raw Materials Price Index
    Raw Materials Price Index
    Country:
    The Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) measures price changes for raw materials purchased by industries in Canada for further processing. As a purchasers' price index, prices include all charges purchasers incur to bring a commodity to the establishment gate. They include transportation charges, net taxes paid, custom duties, as well as subsidies, if applicable.
    Date: Sep, 29 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -0.6% m/m
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    -0.6% m/m - -
    Sep, 29 13:30
    ★★★
    Gross Domestic Product
    Gross Domestic Product
    Country:

    A comprehensive measure of Canada's overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP is a significant report in FX Market, serving as one of the primary indicators of a country's overall economic health.

    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 prompt monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus positive GDP readings are generally bullish for the Canadian Dollar, while negative readings are generally bearish.

    Most production reports that lead to Canadian GDP are released before the official GDP number. Therefore, actual GDP figures usually confirm expectations. However, an unexpected release can move markets due to the significance of the figure.

    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

    The headline figures for GDP are the percentage growth rate from the previous quarter and the annualized percentage change in GDP. Prices used are benchmarked to 1997 prices.

    Date: Sep, 29 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 0.3% m/m; 4.3% y/y
    Forecast: 0.1% m/m; 3.9% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Jul
    0.3% m/m; 4.3% y/y 0.1% m/m; 3.9% y/y -
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    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Sep, 29 14:45
    ★★
    Chicago Purchasing Manager Index
    Chicago Purchasing Manager Index
    Country:

    Monthly measure of the business conditions based on surveys of purchasing managers across Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Released on the last business day of the reporting month, the report's significance has recently declined, with its only significance being that it precedes the more anticipated ISM report. Subsequently, it is used to predict the ISM report as the Chicago survey retains a high correlation with the broader economic release.

    Referring to a benchmark of 50, the report is considered to reflect expansion when printing a reading of 50 or higher. Conversely, a reading of 49 and lower would be indicative of contraction.

    Date: Sep, 29 14:45
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 58.9
    Forecast: 58.5
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    58.9 58.5 -
    Sep, 29 15:00
    ★★
    Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment
    Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment
    Country:
    Survey of about 500 consumers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of current and future economic conditions. The 'Previous' listed is the 'Actual' from the Preliminary release and therefore the 'History' data will appear unconnected. There are 2 versions of this data released about 15 days apart – Preliminary and Revised. The Preliminary release is the earliest and thus tends to have more impact.
    Date: Sep, 29 15:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 95.3
    Forecast: 95.3
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    95.3 95.3 -
    Oct, 01 23:30
    AIG Manufacturing Index
    AIG Manufacturing Index
    Country:
    Date: Oct, 01 23:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 59.8
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    59.8 - -
    Oct, 02 00:50
    ★★
    Tankan Manufacturing Index
    Tankan Manufacturing Index
    Country:

    An economic survey of Japanese business issued by the central Bank of Japan, which it then uses to formulate monetary policy. The report is released four times a year in April, July, October and mid-December.

    Date: Oct, 02 00:50
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 17
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: 3 quarter
    17 - -
    Oct, 02 00:50
    ★★
    Tankan Non-Manufacturing Index
    Tankan Non-Manufacturing Index
    Country:

    Reflects the prevailing sentiment of firms in the service sector on current business conditions. Business confidence among non-manufacturing firms, which conduct most of their business within Japan, reflects both the strength of domestic demand and the health of the non-export sector. The Non-Manufacturing Index is also important as a measure of overall economic health.

    Date: Oct, 02 00:50
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 23
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: 3 quarter
    23 - -
    Oct, 02 00:50
    ★★
    Tankan Large Manufacturers Outlook
    Tankan Large Manufacturers Outlook
    Country:
    The Tankan large Manufacturing Outlook released by the Bank of Japan shows forecasts of the growth in the Manufacturing sector for the next quarter. It is considered as an indicator of future business expectations. A high reading is seen as positive (or bullish) for the JPY, while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).
    Date: Oct, 02 00:50
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 15
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: 4 quarter
    15 - -
    Oct, 02 00:50
    ★★
    Tankan Non-Manufacturing Outlook
    Tankan Non-Manufacturing Outlook
    Country:
    The TanKan Non-manufacturing Outlook released by the Bank of Japan shows forecasts of the growth in the Non-Manufacturing sector in the next quarter. It is considered as an indicator of future business expectations. A high reading is seen as positive (or bullish) for the JPY, while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).
    Date: Oct, 02 00:50
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 18
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: 4 quarter
    18 - -
  • Date
    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Oct, 02 00:50
    ★★
    Tankan Large All Industry Capex
    Tankan Large All Industry Capex
    Country:
    The Tankan Large All Industry Capital Expenditure released by the Bank of Japan measures capital expenditure (capex) of all the Japanese industries except the financial industry. The Capex is considered as an early indicator of productively growth. A high reading is seen as positive (or bullish) for the JPY, while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).
    Date: Oct, 02 00:50
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 8.0%
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: 3 quarter
    8.0% - -
    Oct, 02 01:00
    MI Inflation Gauge
    MI Inflation Gauge
    Country:
    This data provides a monthly look at consumer inflation and is designed to mimic the quarterly government-released CPI data. Full reports are only available to Melbourne Institute subscribers.
    Date: Oct, 02 01:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.1% m/m; 2.6% y/y
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    0.1% m/m; 2.6% y/y - -
    Oct, 02 06:00
    Consumer Confidence
    Consumer Confidence
    Country:

    Consumer Confidence is a measure of popular sentiment concerning the Japanese economy. The figure is derived from a survey that asks thousands of Japanese 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 the Japanese 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.

    Date: Oct, 02 06:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 43.3
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    43.3 - -
    Oct, 02 08:15
    ★★
    PMI Manufacturing
    PMI Manufacturing
    Country:

    A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. It is comparable to the US ISM survey, similarly based on the opinions of executives in manufacturing companies. Purchasing managers are tasked with gauging future demand and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The PMI summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the manufacturing sector. A higher PMI indicates that materials purchases are increasing and that the economic outlook is positive. Alternately, a lower PMI means orders for materials are down and the future outlook is less favorable. By nature, the figure is very sensitive to the business cycle and tends to match growth or decline in the economy as a whole.

    The PMI is presented as an index with a value between 1-100.

    Date: Oct, 02 08:15
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 52.4
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    52.4 - -
    Oct, 02 08:15
    Retail Sales
    Retail Sales
    Country:

    Gauge for goods sold at retail outlets in the past month. Retail Sales is a leading indicator for the Swiss economy since private consumption makes up a large portion of Swiss Gross Domestic Product. Rising consumer spending fuels economic growth, confirms signals from consumer confidence, and may spark inflationary pressures.

    The headline figure is expressed as the percentage change from the same month last year.

    Date: Oct, 02 08:15
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -0.7% y/y
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    -0.7% y/y - -
    Oct, 02 08:30
    SVME Purchasing Managers Index
    SVME Purchasing Managers Index
    Country:

    The Schweizerischer Verband für Materialwirtschaft und Einkauf (SVME) Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing managers, with a reading above 50 indicating expansion. A rising trend has a positive effect on the nation's currency. To produce the index, purchasing managers are surveyed on a number of subjects including employment, production, new orders, supplier deliveries, and inventories. Traders watch these surveys closely because purchasing managers, by virtue of their jobs, have early access to data about their company’s performance, which can be a leading indicator of overall economic performance.

    Date: Oct, 02 08:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 61.2
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    61.2 - -
    Oct, 02 08:45
    PMI Manufacturing
    PMI Manufacturing
    Country:

    A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. The CIPS PMI is comparable to the US ISM survey, similarly based on the opinions of executives in manufacturing companies. Purchasing managers are tasked with gauging future demand, and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The PMI summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the manufacturing sector. A higher PMI indicates that materials purchases are increasing and that the economic outlook is positive. Alternately, a lower PMI means orders for materials are down and the future outlook is less favorable. By nature, the figure is very sensitive to the business cycle and tends to match growth or decline in the economy as a whole.

    The PMI is presented as an index with a value between 1-100.

    Date: Oct, 02 08:45
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 56.3
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    56.3 - -
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    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Oct, 02 09:00
    Unemployment Rate
    Unemployment Rate
    Country:

    The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

    Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

    Date: Oct, 02 09:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 11.3%
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    11.3% - -
    Oct, 02 09:30
    ★★★
    PMI Manufacturing
    PMI Manufacturing
    Country:

    A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. It is comparable to the US ISM survey, similarly based on the opinions of executives in manufacturing companies. Purchasing managers are tasked with gauging future demand and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The PMI summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the manufacturing sector. A higher PMI indicates that materials purchases are increasing and that the economic outlook is positive. Alternately, a lower PMI means orders for materials are down and the future outlook is less favorable. By nature, the figure is very sensitive to the business cycle and tends to match growth or decline in the economy as a whole.

    The PMI is presented as an index with a value between 1-100.

    Date: Oct, 02 09:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 56.9
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Sep
    56.9 - -
    Oct, 02 10:00
    Unemployment Rate
    Unemployment Rate
    Country:

    The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

    The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

    Date: Oct, 02 10:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 9.1%
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Aug
    9.1% - -
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