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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

17 September 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
17:00
United States
NAHB Housing Market Index
September
 
56
55
59
NAHB Housing Market Index
A timely gauge of home sales and expectations for future home building. Based on a small sample of homebuilders, the Housing Market Index is a timely indicator of future US home sales.
 
.
17:30
United States
Crude Oil Inventories
w/e
Mln
-0.9
-1
3.7
Crude Oil Inventories
Change in the number of barrels of crude oil held in inventory by commercial firms during the past week
 
.
21:00
United States
Fed Rate
 
%
0.25
0.25
0.25
Fed Rate
The interest rate at which private depository institutions (mostly banks) lend balances (federal funds) at the Federal Reserve to other depository institutions, usually overnight.
 
.
21:00
United States
FOMC Statement
 
 
 
 
 
FOMC Statement
It's the primary tool the FOMC uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy. It contains the outcome of their vote on interest rates and other policy measures, along with commentary about the economic conditions that influenced their votes.
 
.
21:00
United States
FOMC Economic Projections
 
 
 
 
 
FOMC Economic Projections
FOMC Economic Projections
 
.
21:30
United States
FED Chairman Yellen Speaks
 
 
 
 
 
.
01:45
New Zealand
GDP Q3 q/q
August
%
0.6
1
 
GDP Q3 q/q
Measures on a yearly basis the quarterly value of goods and services produced with in a country. GDP is the most comprehensive overall measure of economic output and provides key insight as to the driving forces of the economy.
 
.
02:50
Japan
Trade Balance
August
Bln
-99
-102
 
Trade Balance
The difference between exports and imports of goods and services.
 
18 September 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
09:00
Switzerland
Trade Balance
August
Bln
2.56
3.98
 
Trade Balance
The difference between exports and imports of goods and services.
 
.
09:35
Japan
BoJ Governor Speaks
September
 
 
 
 
BoJ Governor Speaks
The BoJ Governor is the voice of the bank and his speeches provide the international investment community with insight into the BoJ's monetary policy. When the Governor speaks, market participants pay close attention to a number of areas.
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
Retail Sales mm
August
%
0.4
0.1
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
Retail Sales yy
August
%
4.1
2.6
 
Retail Sales yy
Retail Sales yy
 
.
13:00
United Kingdom
CBI orders
September
 
9
11
 
CBI orders
A survey of senior manufacturing executives on trends in output, process, exports and costs. A rising trend has a positive effect on the nation's currency.
 
.
15:30
Canada
Securities C$ mm
June
Bln
 
2.03
 
Securities C$ mm
Securities C$ mm
 
.
15:30
Canada
Securities Foreign C$ mm
June
Bln
 
21.43
 
Securities Foreign C$ mm
Securities Foreign C$ mm
 
.
15:30
United States
House Starts
August
Mln
1.04
1.093
 
House Starts
Housing Starts are the number of privately owned new homes (technically housing units) on which construction has been started over some period.
 
.
15:30
United States
Build Permits
August
Mln
1.045
1.057
 
Build Permits
The number of new building projects authorized for construction. Because receiving a Building Permit is the first step in the construction process, the figure is used as the earliest indicator for developments in the housing market.
 
.
15:30
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
w/e
k
305
315
 
Initial Jobless Claims
Measures the number of people who claim unemployment benefits, but are actively seeking work.
 
.
15:45
United States
FED Chairman Yellen Speaks
 
 
 
 
 
.
17:00
United States
Philadelphia fed manufacturing index
September
 
23
28
 
Philadelphia fed manufacturing index
Survey conducted by the Philadelphia Fed questioning manufacturers in the Third Federal Reserve District on general business conditions
 
.
17:30
United States
Natural Gas Storage
w/e
Bln
 
92
 
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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