• Date
    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Apr, 07 18:01
    10-y Bond Auction
    10-y Bond Auction
    Country:
    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.
    Date: Apr, 07 18:01
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.849%; 2.36
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    0.849%; 2.36 - -
    Apr, 07 20:00
    Consumer Credit
    Consumer Credit
    Country:

    Measures the outstanding debt held by consumers. Consumer Credit levels coincide with the economy, rising during economic expansion and dropping during a recession. Growth in Consumer Credit means that consumers have higher spending ability, which can fuel economic growth. However, too much Consumer Debt can result in an economic slowdown in the long term if consumers become overburdened with debt, then either reducing consumption or passing debt on to the financers after bankruptcy. The headline value is the outstanding debt held by consumers.

    Date: Apr, 07 20:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 12.0bln
    Forecast: 13.9bln
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    12.0bln 13.9bln -
    Apr, 08 00:50
    Core Machinery Orders
    Core Machinery Orders
    Country:

    Japan machinery orders received from the private sector excluding volatile orders.

    Date: Apr, 08 00:50
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 2.9% m/m; -0.3% y/y
    Forecast: -2.9% m/m; -3.0% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    2.9% m/m; -0.3% y/y -2.9% m/m; -3.0% y/y -
    Apr, 08 00:50
    Current Account
    Current Account
    Country:
    Date: Apr, 08 00:50
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 1626.8bln; 612.3bln
    Forecast: 2021.5bln; 3067.2bln
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    1626.8bln; 612.3bln 2021.5bln; 3067.2bln -
    Apr, 08 01:30
    Westpac Consumer Sentiment
    Westpac Consumer Sentiment
    Country:

    Consumer Sentiment (or 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.

    Date: Apr, 08 01:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 91.9; -3.8%
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    91.9; -3.8% - -
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    GMT+01:00
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    Apr, 08 06:00
    Economy Watchers Survey
    Economy Watchers Survey
    Country:

    The Economy Watchers Survey asks business-cycle sensitive workers their thoughts on existing and future economic conditions, giving a detailed picture of economic trends in Japan . The survey is based on questionnaires from 'man on the street' sectors that are particularly vulnerable to business cycle turns. These segments of the economy include sectors such as retail, restaurant service and taxi driving. With this combined data the Japanese Eco Watchers report serves as both a consumer confidence indicator and a leading indicator for the rest of the economy. The report is usually released less than two weeks after the reporting month, thus its statistics are usually very timely. The headline number is released where 50 represents the center midpoint line of boom/bust sentiment.

    Date: Apr, 08 06:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 27.4; 24.6
    Forecast: 22.2; 19.0
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    27.4; 24.6 22.2; 19.0 -
    Apr, 08 10:30
    10-y Bond Auction
    10-y Bond Auction
    Country:
    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.
    Date: Apr, 08 10:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -0.77%; 1.0
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    -0.77%; 1.0 - -
    Apr, 08 10:30
    10-y Bond Auction
    10-y Bond Auction
    Country:
    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.
    Date: Apr, 08 10:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.307%; 2.23
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    0.307%; 2.23 - -
    Apr, 08 10:30
    10-y Bond Auction
    10-y Bond Auction
    Country:
    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.
    Date: Apr, 08 10:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.307%; 2.23
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    0.307%; 2.23 - -
    Apr, 08 13:15
    Housing Starts
    Housing Starts
    Country:

    Reflects the rate of growth in housing construction. Housing Starts act as an indicator measuring the strength of Canada's construction sector and housing market. Economists also use the figure as a leading indicator for the economy as a whole due to Housing Starts' sensitivity to changes in the business cycle. Housing Starts slow at the onset of a recession and quickly grow at the beginning of an economic boom; consequently, a high Housing Starts figure forecasts strong economic growth.

    The headline figure is the percentage change in new home starts.

    Date: Apr, 08 13:15
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 210.069K
    Forecast: 170.0K
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    210.069K 170.0K -
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    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Apr, 08 13:30
    Building Permits
    Building Permits
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Apr, 08 13:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 4.0%
    Forecast: -3.5%
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    4.0% -3.5% -
    Apr, 08 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: Apr, 08 15:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 13833K
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    13833K - -
    Apr, 08 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: Apr, 08 15:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 13833K
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    13833K - -
    Apr, 08 18:01
    30-y Bond Auction
    30-y Bond Auction
    Country:
    Yields are set by bond market investors, and therefore they can be used to decipher investors' outlook on future interest rates. The bid-to-cover ratio represents bond market liquidity and demand, which can be used to gauge investor confidence.
    Date: Apr, 08 18:01
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 1.320%; 2.36
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    1.320%; 2.36 - -
    Apr, 08 19:00
    ★★★
    FOMC Meeting Minutes
    FOMC Meeting Minutes
    Country:

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting Minutes are a verbatim record of the committee's meeting held about two weeks earlier.

    Date: Apr, 08 19:00
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    - - -
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    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Apr, 09 00:01
    RICS House Price Balance
    RICS House Price Balance
    Country:

    Gauge for costs of homes in the United Kingdom. The figure is based on surveyors' opinions on the state of the market, calculated as is the percent of surveyors reporting a rise in prices minus those reporting a fall. A rise in house prices indicates a strong housing market, which generally reflects a strong overall economy.

    Date: Apr, 09 00:01
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 29%
    Forecast: 11%
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    29% 11% -
    Apr, 09 01:30
    ★★★
    BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Speaks
    BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Speaks
    Country:

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold a press conference about monetary policies in Tokyo. Mr Kuroda exercises general control over the Bank's business. He is in charge of the Internal Auditors' Office.

    Date: Apr, 09 01:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: -
    - - -
    Apr, 09 01:30
    ★★★
    BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Speaks
    BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Speaks
    Country:

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold a press conference about monetary policies in Tokyo. Mr Kuroda exercises general control over the Bank's business. He is in charge of the Internal Auditors' Office.

    Date: Apr, 09 01:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: -
    - - -
    Apr, 09 02:30
    ★★
    ECB Financial Stability Report
    ECB Financial Stability Report
    Country:
    Since 2004 the ECB has published twice a year the Financial Stability Review which provides an overview of the possible sources of risk and vulnerability to financial stability in the euro area.
    Date: Apr, 09 02:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: -
    - - -
    Apr, 09 02:30
    ★★
    ECB Financial Stability Report
    ECB Financial Stability Report
    Country:
    Since 2004 the ECB has published twice a year the Financial Stability Review which provides an overview of the possible sources of risk and vulnerability to financial stability in the euro area.
    Date: Apr, 09 02:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: -
    - - -
  • Date
    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Apr, 09 07:00
    Trade Balance
    Trade Balance
    Country:

    The difference between the value of exports and imports in Germany. Trade Balance is one of the biggest components of Germany 's Balance of Payment. As Germany is Europe's largest economy and given Germany's export oriented economy, trade data can give critical insight into pressures on the value of the Euro.

    In order to gauge the effect of German Trade Balance on the Euro, German trade is separated into intra-Eurozone trades and extra-Eurozone trades. Intra-trades between Germany and Eurozone countries have no affect on the overall valuation of Euro. Extra-trades between Germany and other countries outside of Eurozone do impact the overall Eurozone trade balance. Given Germany's large share of Eurozone exports, the figure tends to move the market upon release.

    Trade surpluses reflect funds coming into Germany in exchange for goods and services. Such currency inflows may lead to a natural appreciation of a Euro, unless countered by similar capital outflows. At a bare minimum, surpluses will boost up the value of the currency.

    The headline figure for trade balance is expressed in billions of Euros.

    Date: Apr, 09 07:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 18.5bln; 13.8bln
    Forecast: 20.3bln; 16.5bln
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    18.5bln; 13.8bln 20.3bln; 16.5bln -
    Apr, 09 07:00
    ★★
    GDP
    GDP
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Apr, 09 07:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 0.0% m/m; 0.0% 3m/3m
    Forecast: 0.1% m/m; 0.1% 3m/3m
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    0.0% m/m; 0.0% 3m/3m 0.1% m/m; 0.1% 3m/3m -
    Apr, 09 07:00
    ★★
    Industrial Production
    Industrial Production
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Apr, 09 07:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -0.1% m/m; -2.9% y/y
    Forecast: 0.1% m/m; -3.0% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    -0.1% m/m; -2.9% y/y 0.1% m/m; -3.0% y/y -
    Apr, 09 07:00
    ★★
    Manufacturing Production
    Manufacturing Production
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Apr, 09 07:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 0.2% m/m; -3.6% y/y
    Forecast: 0.2% m/m; -4.0% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    0.2% m/m; -3.6% y/y 0.2% m/m; -4.0% y/y -
    Apr, 09 07:00
    ★★
    Visible Trade Balance
    Visible Trade Balance
    Country:

    The difference between imports and exports of goods. Visible Trade differentiates itself from Trade Balance because it does not record intangibles like services, only reporting on physical goods. Because Britain's economy is highly trade driven, Visible Trade data can give critical insight into developments in the economy and into foreign exchange rates.

    Date: Apr, 09 07:00
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -3.7bln
    Forecast: -6.0bln
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    -3.7bln -6.0bln -
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    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Apr, 09 07:00
    Construction Output
    Construction Output
    Country:

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

    Date: Apr, 09 07:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -0.8% m/m; 1.6% y/y
    Forecast: 0.3% m/m; 0.2% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    -0.8% m/m; 1.6% y/y 0.3% m/m; 0.2% y/y -
    Apr, 09 07:00
    Index of Services
    Index of Services
    Country:

    The index tracks activity in services sector.

    Date: Apr, 09 07:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.0% 3m/3m; 0.1% m/m
    Forecast: 0.3% 3m/3m; 0.2% m/m
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    0.0% 3m/3m; 0.1% m/m 0.3% 3m/3m; 0.2% m/m -
    Apr, 09 07:00
    Prelim Machine Tool Orders
    Prelim Machine Tool Orders
    Country:

    This is a report which measures the change in the total value of new orders placed with machine tool manufacturers.

    Date: Apr, 09 07:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -29.6%
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    -29.6% - -
    Apr, 09 09:00
    Industrial Production
    Industrial Production
    Country:

    Measures the per volume change in output from mining, quarrying, manufacturing, energy and construction sectors in Italy. Industrial production is significant as a short-term indicator of the strength of Italian 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.

    Date: Apr, 09 09:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 3.7% m/m; -0.1% y/y
    Forecast: -1.5% m/m; -3.0% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    3.7% m/m; -0.1% y/y -1.5% m/m; -3.0% y/y -
    Apr, 09 12:30
    ★★
    ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts
    ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts
    Country:
    The report is published 4 weeks after the ECB Monetary Policy Meeting takes place (8 times a year). It contains the texts of the ECB Governing Council members’ speeches on detailed assessments of economic conditions that influence the interest rates decision.
    Date: Apr, 09 12:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    - - -
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    Apr, 09 13:30
    ★★★
    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: Apr, 09 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 5.6%
    Forecast: 7.4%
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    5.6% 7.4% -
    Apr, 09 13:30
    ★★★
    Employment Change
    Employment Change
    Country:

    Tracks the number of the employed in the country. A surge in new employment suggests higher spending potential and budding inflation pressures.

    Date: Apr, 09 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 30.3K
    Forecast: -500.0K
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    30.3K -500.0K -
    Apr, 09 13:30
    ★★
    Part Time Employment Change
    Part Time Employment Change
    Country:

    modern award usually defines a part-time employee as an employee who is engaged to work less than an average of 38 ordinary hours per week and whose hours of work are reasonably predictable, with a guaranteed minimum number of hours of work. Work is usually performed on regular days of the week. A part-time employee will usually be entitled to the same employment conditions as a full-time employee, but on a pro rata basis compared to the full-time hours (usually 38 per week) prescribed under the applicable industrial instrument.

    Date: Apr, 09 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 37.6K; -7.3K
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    37.6K; -7.3K - -
    Apr, 09 13:30
    Participation Rate
    Participation Rate
    Country:
    The participation rate is the percentage of the total number of people of labour-force age (15 years and over) that is in the labour force (either working or looking for work). The data provided by Statistics Canada is monthly and deseasonalized; this eliminates the impact of seasonal variations and makes it possible to compare data throughout the year. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the CAD , while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the CAD.
    Date: Apr, 09 13:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 65.5%
    Forecast: 65.0%
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    65.5% 65.0% -
    Apr, 09 13:30
    New Housing Price Index
    New Housing Price Index
    Country:

    A component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) that measures changes in prices for new homes. Higher housing prices suggest stronger consumer demand and growth in the housing market. At the same time, higher housing prices that accompany economic expansion often lead to inflationary pressures. The headline number is the percentage change in the index.

    Note: The New Housing Price Index takes into account the quality and features of the new homes sold. For example, if selling prices for new homes are unchanged, but the features and quality of housing have increased (e.g. added swimming pool and better construction materials), then the price for new homes is considered to have fallen.

    Date: Apr, 09 13:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 0.4% m/m; 0.6% y/y
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    0.4% m/m; 0.6% y/y - -
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    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Apr, 09 13:30
    ★★
    PPI
    PPI
    Country:

    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 price 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.

    Date: Apr, 09 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -0.6% m/m; 1.3% y/y
    Forecast: -0.3% m/m; 0.5% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    -0.6% m/m; 1.3% y/y -0.3% m/m; 0.5% y/y -
    Apr, 09 13:30
    ★★
    PPI Core
    PPI Core
    Country:

    The Core Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the change in the selling price of goods and services sold by producers, excluding food and energy. The PPI measures price change from the perspective of the seller. When producers pay more for goods and services, they are more likely to pass the higher costs to the consumer, so PPI is thought to be a leading indicator of consumer inflation.

    A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.

    Date: Apr, 09 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -0.3% m/m; 1.4% y/y
    Forecast: 0.0% m/m; 1.2% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    -0.3% m/m; 1.4% y/y 0.0% m/m; 1.2% y/y -
    Apr, 09 13:30
    ★★★
    Unemployment Claims
    Unemployment Claims
    Country:

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

    Date: Apr, 09 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 6648K
    Forecast: 5000K
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    6648K 5000K -
    Apr, 09 13:30
    ★★★
    Unemployment Claims
    Unemployment Claims
    Country:

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

    Date: Apr, 09 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 6648K
    Forecast: 5000K
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    6648K 5000K -
    Apr, 09 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: Apr, 09 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 3029K
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    3029K - -
  • Date
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    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Apr, 09 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: Apr, 09 13:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: 3029K
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    3029K - -
    Apr, 09 15:00
    Wholesale Inventories
    Wholesale Inventories
    Country:

    The stock of unsold goods held by wholesalers. Wholesalers act as intermediaries between manufacturers or importers, and retailers. Wholesalers sell directly to retailers, who strive to act in accordance (ideally) with consumer demand. Consequently, high Wholesale Inventories indicate that unsold goods are piling up, suggesting that retailers are facing lagging consumer demand and unwilling to purchase goods. Conversely, declining Wholesale Inventories suggest retailers are buying more goods to meet strong or rising demand. Because Wholesale Inventories reflect the demand retailers have for their manufacturers' wares, the report offers an early indication of the potential strength of consumer spending.

    Wholesale Inventories are reported in headlines as a percent change from the previous month.

    Date: Apr, 09 15:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -0.5%
    Forecast: -0.5%
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    -0.5% -0.5% -
    Apr, 09 15:00
    UoM Inflation Expectations
    UoM Inflation Expectations
    Country:
    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).
    Date: Apr, 09 15:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 2.2%; 2.3%
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    2.2%; 2.3% - -
    Apr, 09 15:00
    UoM Inflation Expectations
    UoM Inflation Expectations
    Country:
    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).
    Date: Apr, 09 15:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 2.2%; 2.3%
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    2.2%; 2.3% - -
    Apr, 09 15:30
    EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
    EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
    Country:

    Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

    Date: Apr, 09 15:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -19bln
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    -19bln - -
  • Date
    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Apr, 09 15:30
    EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
    EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
    Country:

    Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

    Date: Apr, 09 15:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -19bln
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    -19bln - -
    Apr, 09 18:00
    Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
    Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
    Country:
    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.
    Date: Apr, 09 18:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 664
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    664 - -
    Apr, 09 18:00
    Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
    Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
    Country:
    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.
    Date: Apr, 09 18:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 664
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Apr
    664 - -
    Apr, 10 00:50
    Bank Lending
    Bank Lending
    Country:

    The value of all outstanding loans with Japanese banks. Bank lending is important because lending increases with increased business confidence and investment. It is particularly insightful for the Japanese economy because of the weakness that has plagued the Japanese banking sector. The headline number is for total loans and discounts and is a percentage change from the previous year.

    Date: Apr, 10 00:50
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 2.1% y/y; 2.2% y/y
    Forecast: 2.1% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    2.1% y/y; 2.2% y/y 2.1% y/y -
    Apr, 10 00:50
    Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index
    Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index
    Country:

    A Japanese index that measures the prices of goods created by firms at the producer and wholesaler level in Japan. The Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index (CGPI) tracks changes in supply side prices within the Japanese economy. Changes in the CGPI often precede changes in the overall Consumer Price Index, as input values determine the overall retail values of the consumer goods. Thus, a large increase in the domestic CGPI will lead to a large increase in the overall CPI.

    Date: Apr, 10 00:50
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -0.4% m/m; 0.8% y/y
    Forecast: -0.7% m/m; -0.1% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    -0.4% m/m; 0.8% y/y -0.7% m/m; -0.1% y/y -
  • Date
    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Apr, 10 02:30
    ★★★
    CPI
    CPI
    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.

    Date: Apr, 10 02:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 5.2%
    Forecast: 4.9%
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    5.2% 4.9% -
    Apr, 10 02:30
    ★★
    PPI
    PPI
    Country:

    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.

    Date: Apr, 10 02:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -0.4%
    Forecast: -1.1%
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    -0.4% -1.1% -
    Apr, 10 07:45
    Industrial Production
    Industrial Production
    Country:

    Measures the level of production of French industries. French Industrial Production tracks relative changes in the production of goods, excluding energy and food, whether they are sold domestically or abroad. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index from the previous quarter or year.

    Industrial Production is highly sensitive to the business cycle, and so can forecast changes in employment, earnings, and personal income. Consequently, Industrial Production is considered a reliable leading indicator of the overall health of the French economy.

    Date: Apr, 10 07:45
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 1.2%
    Forecast: 0.0%
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    1.2% 0.0% -
    Apr, 10 13:30
    ★★★
    Consumer Price Index
    Consumer Price Index
    Country:

    CPI assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes consumer pay for a set of items. CPI serves as the headline figure for inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the dollar, where each dollar 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 American household might purchase. An increase in the Consumer Price Index indicates that it takes more dollars to purchase the same set basket of basic consumer items.

    Inflation is generally bad news for the economy, causing instability, uncertainty and hardship. To address inflation, the Fed may raise interest rates. However, the Fed relies on the PCE Deflator as its primary gauge of inflation because the CPI does not account for the ability of consumer to substitute out of CPI's set. Price changes tend to cause consumers to switch from buying one good to a less expensive-other, a tendency that the fixed-basket CPI figure does not yet account for. Given that the PCE Deflator is a more comprehensive calculation, based on changes in consumption; it is the figure the Fed prefers.

    The figure is released monthly, as either a month over month annualized percentage change, or percentage change for the full year. The figure is seasonally adjusted to account seasonal consumption patterns.

    On A Technical Note: The CPI includes over 200 categories of goods and services included, divided into 8 main groups, each with a different weight: Housing, Transportation, Food, Medical Care, Education and Communication, Recreation, Apparel, and Other Goods and Services.

    Date: Apr, 10 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 0.1% m/m; 2.3% y/y
    Forecast: -0.3% m/m; 1.6% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    0.1% m/m; 2.3% y/y -0.3% m/m; 1.6% y/y -
    Apr, 10 13:30
    ★★★
    Consumer Price Index Core
    Consumer Price Index Core
    Country:

    CPI Excluding Food and Energy - United States

    The CPI is also reported excluding food and energy; two of its most volatile components. These components are particularly sensitive to temporary economic factors like oil prices, natural disasters and seasonal affects. Consequently, CPI excluding Food and Energy provides a more stable figure, but at the cost of overlooking two significant sectors in the economy (together food and energy comprise nearly a quarter of the goods included in the CPI).

    The figure is the monthly percent change in the index.

    Date: Apr, 10 13:30
    Importance: High
    Previous: 0.2% m/m; 2.4% y/y
    Forecast: 0.1% m/m; 2.3% y/y
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    0.2% m/m; 2.4% y/y 0.1% m/m; 2.3% y/y -
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    GMT+01:00
    Event Previous Forecast Actual
    Apr, 10 14:30
    Leading Indicators
    Leading Indicators
    Country:

    Leading Indicators is a composite index designed to forecast trends in the overall economy.

    Date: Apr, 10 14:30
    Importance: Low
    Previous: 91.4; 0.1%
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: Feb
    91.4; 0.1% - -
    Apr, 10 17:30
    ★★
    FOMC Member Loretta Mester Speaks
    FOMC Member Loretta Mester Speaks
    Country:
    Date: Apr, 10 17:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: -
    - - -
    Apr, 10 17:30
    ★★
    FOMC Member Loretta Mester Speaks
    FOMC Member Loretta Mester Speaks
    Country:
    Date: Apr, 10 17:30
    Importance: Medium
    Previous: -
    Forecast: -
    Actual: -
    Period: -
    - - -
    Apr, 10 19:00
    Federal Budget Balance
    Federal Budget Balance
    Country:

    This is a report which measures the difference in value between the federal government's income and spending during the previous month.

    Date: Apr, 10 19:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -235.3bln
    Forecast: -135.0bln
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    -235.3bln -135.0bln -
    Apr, 10 19:00
    Federal Budget Balance
    Federal Budget Balance
    Country:

    This is a report which measures the difference in value between the federal government's income and spending during the previous month.

    Date: Apr, 10 19:00
    Importance: Low
    Previous: -235.3bln
    Forecast: -135.0bln
    Actual: -
    Period: Mar
    -235.3bln -135.0bln -
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