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

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

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

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

Apr, 10 18:30
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FOMC Member Randal K. Quarles Speaks
FOMC Member Randal K. Quarles Speaks
Country:
Date: Apr, 10 18:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Federal Reserve Governor Randal Quarles - FOMC voting member Oct 2017 - Jan 2032. 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.
Apr, 10 17:30
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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
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FOMC Member Loretta Mester Speaks
FOMC Member Loretta Mester Speaks
Country:
Date: Apr, 10 17:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Apr, 10 14:30
Leading Indicators
Leading Indicators
Country:
Date: Apr, 10 14:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 91.4; 0.1%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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

Apr, 10 13:30
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Consumer Price Index Core
Consumer Price Index Core
Country:
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

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.

Apr, 10 13:30
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Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Country:
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

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.

Apr, 10 07:45
Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Apr, 10 07:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.1%
Forecast: 0.0%
Actual: 0.9%
Period: Feb

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.

Apr, 10 02:30
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PPI
PPI
Country:
Date: Apr, 10 02:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.4%
Forecast: -1.1%
Actual: -1.5%
Period: Mar

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

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

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

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

Apr, 10 02:30
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CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Apr, 10 02:30
Importance: High
Previous: 5.2%
Forecast: 4.9%
Actual: 4.3%
Period: Mar

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

Apr, 10 00:50
Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index
Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index
Country:
Date: Apr, 10 00:50
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.4% m/m; 0.8% y/y
Forecast: -0.6% m/m; -0.1% y/y
Actual: -0.9% m/m; -0.4% y/y
Period: Mar

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.

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