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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

30 October 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
01:30
Japan
Household Spending
September
%
-4
-4.7
-5.6
Household Spending
Reports the mean expenditure on individual consumption goods and services per household per year
 
.
01:30
Japan
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
September
%
2.5
2.6
2.5
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
An inflationary indicator that measures the yearly change in the cost of a fixed basket of products and services, including housing, electricity, food, and transportation.
 
31 October 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
02:30
Australia
Producer Price Index (PPI) q/q
September
%
0.2
-0.1
0.2
Producer Price Index (PPI) q/q
Change in the price of finished goods and services sold by producers;
 
.
04:30
Japan
BOJ Policy Meeting Minutes
October
 
 
 
 
BOJ Policy Meeting Minutes
The BoJ publishes the summary from its monthly monetary policy meetings. These meetings are held to review economic developments of Japan and decide the central bank's monetary policy.
 
.
05:00
Japan
House Starts
September
%
-17.1
-12.5
 
House Starts
Housing Starts are the number of privately owned new homes (technically housing units) on which construction has been started over some period.
 
06:30
Japan
BoJ Press Conference
October
 
 
 
 
BoJ Press Conference
BoJ Press Conference
 
.
09:00
Germany
Retail Sales mm
September
%
-1
2.5
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
09:00
Germany
Retail Sales yy
September
%
0.8
0.1
 
Retail Sales yy
Retail Sales yy
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Inflation Ex Food and Energy mm
October
%
 
0.8
 
Inflation Ex Food and Energy mm
An inflationary indicator that measures the monthly change in the cost of a fixed basket of products and services, including housing and transportation, excluding food and energy. Measured on a monthly basis
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Inflation flash y/y
October
%
0.4
0.3
 
Inflation flash y/y
Eurostat inflation expectations on the yearly basis.
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Unemployment Rate
September
%
11.5
11.5
 
Unemployment Rate
Percentage of total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.
 
.
14:00
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Contract Expiry - Soybeans (SOY)
November
 
 
 
 
Contract Expiry - Soybeans (SOY)
Soybeans (SOY) contract expiry - all open positions and pending orders will automatically close.
 
.
14:30
Canada
GDP m/m
August
%
0
0
 
GDP m/m
Measures the value of goods and services produced within a country on a monthly basis. GDP is the most comprehensive overall measure of economic output and provides key insight as to the driving forces of the economy.
 
.
14:30
United States
Personal Income
September
%
0.3
0.3
 
Personal Income
Broad gauge of employee earnings in the US. Personal Income measures the pre-tax income households receive from employment, investments, and transfer payments.
 
.
14:30
United States
Consumption
September
%
0.1
0.5
 
Consumption
Represents household spending on all goods and services. Fluctuations in Private Consumption reflect the country's spending mood
 
.
14:30
United States
PCE Index m/m
September
%
 
0
 
PCE Index m/m
A monthly measure of price changes in consumer goods and services. It is essentially a measure of goods and services targeted towards individuals and consumed by individuals.
 
.
14:30
United States
PCE Index y/y
September
%
 
1.5
 
PCE Index y/y
A yearly measure of price changes in consumer goods and services. It is essentially a measure of goods and services targeted towards individuals and consumed by individuals.
 
.
14:30
United States
Employment cost Q3
Qtr3
%
0.5
0.7
 
Employment cost Q3
Quantifies changes in employee compensation in the form of wages and benefits. Calculated based on a fixed basket of occupations. Considered by some investors to be an indicator of inflation.
 
.
15:45
United States
Chicago PMI
October
 
60
60.5
 
Chicago PMI
Monthly measure of the business conditions based on surveys of purchasing managers across Illinois, Indiana and Michigan and it is used to predict the ISM report as the Chicago survey retains a high correlation with the broader economic release.
 
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