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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

2 September 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
14:00
United States
Mortgage Index
w/e
Idx
 
412.7
459.5
Mortgage Index
The Index covers all mortgage applications during the week. This includes all conventional and governmental applications.
 
.
14:00
United States
MBA Purchase Index
w/e
Idx
 
198.7
206.9
MBA Purchase Index
The Purchase Index includes all mortgage applications for the purchase of a single-family home. It covers the entire market.
 
.
14:00
United States
Mortgage Refinancing
w/e
Idx
 
1629.3
1902.4
Mortgage Refinancing
The Refinance Index covers all mortgage applications to refinance an existing mortgage. It is the best overall gauge of mortgage refinanancing activity
 
14:00
United States
MBA 30-YR mortgage rate
w/e
%
 
4.08
4.08
.
15:15
United States
ADP National Employment
August
k
201
185
190
.
15:30
United States
Labor Costs
Qtr II
%
-1
0.5
-1.4
Labor Costs
Labor Costs captures employers' total cost of employing a labor force. Rising labor costs are viewed as an indicator of forthcoming inflation, which can drive up interest rates.
 
.
15:30
United States
Productivity
Qtr II
%
2.8
1.3
3.3
Productivity
Producing or tending to produce goods and services having exchange value.
 
.
17:00
United States
Durable Goods Orders
July
%
0
2
2.2
Durable Goods Orders
Durable Goods are manufactured goods that generally offer a long utility (lasting longer than at least one year)
 
.
17:00
United States
Factory Orders
July
%
0.9
1.8
0.4
Factory Orders
Dollar volume of new orders, shipments, unfilled orders and inventories as reported by domestic manufacturers
 
.
17:00
United States
Durable Goods Orders Ex. Transport
July
%
 
0.6
0.4
.
17:30
United States
Crude Oil Inventories
July
Mln
-0.7
-5.5
4.7
Crude Oil Inventories
Change in the number of barrels of crude oil held in inventory by commercial firms during the past week
 
3 September 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
04:30
Australia
Retail Sales
August
%
0.4
0.7
 
Retail Sales
A government index that measures the total receipts of retail stores. The changes in retail sales are widely followed as the most timely indicator of broad consumer spending patterns.
 
.
04:30
Australia
Trade Balance
August
Bln
-3.1
-2.93
 
Trade Balance
The difference between exports and imports of goods and services.
 
.
10:55
Germany
PMI - Services
August
Idx
53.6
53.6
 
PMI - Services
Gauge for the overall performance of the service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook.
 
.
11:00
Euro Zone
PMI - Services
August
Idx
54
54
 
PMI - Services
Gauge for the overall performance of the service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook.
 
.
11:30
Euro Zone
PMI - Services
August
Idx
57.6
57.4
 
PMI - Services
Gauge for the overall performance of the service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook.
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Retail Sales mm
July
%
0.6
-0.6
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Retail Sales y/y
July
%
2
1.2
 
Retail Sales y/y
Retail Sales y/y
 
.
14:30
United States
Layoffs
August
k
 
105.69
 
Layoffs
The termination of employment of an employee or a group of employees for business reasons, such as the decision that certain positions are no longer necessary.
 
.
14:45
Euro Zone
ECB Rate Announcement
September
%
 
0.05
 
ECB Rate Announcement
The European Central Bank's decision to increase, decrease, or maintain interest rates.
 
.
15:30
Canada
Trade Balance
July
Bln
-1.3
-0.48
 
Trade Balance
The difference between exports and imports of goods and services.
 
.
15:30
Canada
Exports
July
Bln
 
44.61
 
Exports
A country’s exports reflect the value of goods and services that were shipped to another country.
 
.
15:30
Canada
Imports
July
Bln
 
45.09
 
Imports
A country’s imports reflect the value of goods and services that were purchased from another country.
 
.
15:30
United States
International Trade
July
Bln
-42.4
-43.8
 
International Trade
International trade occurs when a security, a commodity or a service is transacted across national borders.
 
.
15:30
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
w/e
k
275
271
 
Initial Jobless Claims
Measures the number of people who claim unemployment benefits, but are actively seeking work.
 
.
15:30
United States
Jobless 4-week Average
w/e
k
 
272.5
 
Jobless 4-week Average
Measures the 4 week average number of people who claim unemployment benefits, but are actively seeking work
 
.
15:30
United States
Jobless continuous claims
w/e
Mln
2.25
2.269
 
.
16:45
United States
PMI - Services
August
Idx
 
55.2
 
PMI - Services
Gauge for the overall performance of the service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook.
 
.
17:00
United States
ISM - non manufacturing
August
Idx
58.1
60.3
 
ISM - non manufacturing
ISM Non-Manufacturing is a gauge of business conditions in non-manufacturing industries, based on measures of employment trends, prices and new orders. Though non-manufacturing sectors make up the majority of the economy, the ISM Non-Manufacturing has less market impact because non-manufacturing data tends to be more cyclical and predictable.
 
.
17:30
United States
Natural Gas Storage
August
Bln
88
69
 
Natural Gas Storage
Change in the number of cubic feet of natural gas held in underground storage during the past week
 
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