Holiday – Showa Day

Japan


(GMT -4) Est Time: 08:00

Importance: High

German CPI (MoM) (Apr)

Actual
Forecast0.6% ⬆️
Previous0.4%

Currency : EUR

Source of Report: Federal Statistical Office Germany (Release URL)

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the prices of goods and services from the perspective of the consumer. As Germany has the largest output of any country in the euro-zone, the European Central bank pays very close attention to this figure in its role of maintaining price stability.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the EUR, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the EUR.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 21:30

Importance: High

Manufacturing PMI

Actual
Forecast50.3 ⬇️
Previous50.8

Currency : CNY

Source of Report:
China Logistics Information Center (Release URL)

China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) provides an early indication each month of economic activities in the Chinese manufacturing sector. It is compiled by China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing (CFLP) and China Logistics Information Centre (CLIC), based on data collected by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).Li & Fung Research Centre is responsible for drafting and disseminating the English PMI report. Every month questionnaires are sent to over 700 manufacturing enterprises all over China. The data presented here is compiled from the enterprises responses about their purchasing activities and supply situations. The PMI should be compared to other economic data sources when used in decision-making.
A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the CNY , while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the CNY.

(GMT -4) Est Time: 04:00

Importance: High

German GDP (QoQ)

Actual
Forecast0.1% ⬆️
Previous-0.3%

Currency: EUR

Source Of Report: Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland (Release URL)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the broadest measure of economic activity and is a key indicator of economic health. The quarterly percent changes in GDP show the growth rate of the economy as a whole.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the EUR, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the EUR.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 05:00

Importance: High

CPI (YoY)

Actual
Forecast2.4%
Previous2.4%

Currency: EUR

Source Of Report: Eurostat (Release URL)

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the prices of goods and services contained in a basket of consumer items. The Central bank pays very close attention to this figure in its role of maintaining price stability.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the EUR, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the EUR.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 09:45

Importance: High

Chicago PMI

Actual
Forecast44.9 ⬆️
Previous41.4

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: ISM-Chicago, Inc (Release URL)

The Chicago Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is a diffusion index incorporating survey results provided by manufacturing firms around the Chicago area. A reading above fifty suggests the manufacturing sector is expanding, while a reading below fifty suggests the manufacturing sector is in contraction. The Chicago PMI can be of some assistance in forecasting the ISM manufacturing PMI.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 10:00

Importance: High

CB Consumer Confidence

Actual
Forecast104.0⬇️
Previous104.7

Currency : USD

Source Of Report: Conference Board (Release URL)

Conference Board (CB) Consumer Confidence measures the level of confidence consumers have in the economy. When consumers are optimistic, they tend to spend more which increases consumption and overall economic growth.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.

Holiday
Germany – Labor Day

Holiday
Spain –
Labor Day

Holiday
Mexico –
Labor Day

Holiday Switzerland – Labor Day

Holiday
Singapore –
Labor Day

Holiday
China –
Labor Day

Holiday
Italy-
Labor Day

Holiday
Hong Kong-
Labor Day

Holiday
Korea-
Labor Day

Holiday
Norwary – Labor Day

Holiday
South Africa-
Labor Day

Holiday
United Kingdom-
Labor Day

Holiday
France –
Labor Day

Holiday
Brazil-
Labor Day

Holiday
India –
Maharashta Day


(GMT -4) Est Time: 08:15

Importance: High

ADP NonFarm Employment Change

Actual
Forecast179K ⬇️
Previous184K

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: Automatic Data Processing (ADP) (Release URL)

ADP is performs payroll services for its clients. The ADP National Employment Report is a measure of the monthly change in non-farm, private employment, based on the payroll data of approximately 400,000 U.S. business clients. The release, two days ahead of government data, is used as a predictor of the government’s Labour Market Report.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 09:45

Importance: High

Manufacturing PMI

Actual
Forecast49.9
Previous49.9

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: Markit (Release URL)

The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is a diffusion index incorporating survey results provided by manufacturing firms throughout the country. A reading above fifty suggests the manufacturing sector is expanding, while a reading below fifty suggests the manufacturing sector is in contraction. Policymakers and traders watch these surveys closely as purchasing managers usually have early access to data about their company’s performance, rather than waiting for the hard data to emerge. While manufacturing accounts for a far smaller percentage of economic output than services, it is far more cyclical and is therefore a useful indicator of where in the economic cycle the economy is currently situated. A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 10:00

Importance: High

ISM Manufacturing PMI

Actual
Forecast50.1
Previous50.3

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: Institute for Supply Management (Release URL)

The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) Report on Business is based on data compiled from monthly replies to questions asked of purchasing and supply executives in over 400 industrial companies across the United States. For each of the indicators measured (New Orders, Backlog of Orders, New Export Orders, Imports, Production, Supplier Deliveries, Inventories, Customers Inventories, Employment, and Prices), a diffusion index is calculated by adding the percent of positive responses plus one-half of those responding the same (considered positive). The resulting single index number is then seasonally adjusted.

The PMI is a composite index based on the seasonally adjusted diffusion indices for five of the indicators with differing weights: New Orders –30% Production –25% Employment –20% Supplier Deliveries –15% and Inventories — 10%.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 10:00

Importance: High

ISM Manufacturing Prices (Apr)

Actual
Forecast55.6
Previous55.8

Currency: USD

Source Of Report:
Institute for Supply Management (Release URL)

The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) Report on Business is based on data compiled from monthly replies to questions asked of purchasing and supply executives in over 400 industrial companies. For each of the indicators measured (New Orders, Backlog of Orders, New Export Orders, Imports, Production, Supplier Deliveries, Inventories, Customers Inventories, Employment, and Prices), this report shows the percentage reporting each response, the net difference between the number of responses in the positive economic direction and the negative economic direction and the diffusion index. Responses are raw data and are never changed.

The diffusion index includes the percent of positive responses plus one-half of those responding the same (considered positive). The resulting single index number is then seasonally adjusted to allow for the effects of repetitive intra-year variations resulting primarily from normal differences in weather conditions, various institutional arrangements, and differences attributable to non-moveable holidays. All seasonal adjustment factors are supplied by the U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject annually to relatively minor changes when conditions warrant them.

The PMI is a composite index based on the seasonally adjusted diffusion indices for five of the indicators with varying weights: New Orders –30% Production –25% Employment –20% Supplier Deliveries –15% and Inventories — 10%.

The Prices Paid subcategory is a diffusion index calculated by adding the percent of responses indicating they paid more for inputs plus one-half of those responding that they paid the same for inputs. The resulting single index number is then seasonally adjusted.

The Prices Paid diffusion index is one of a number of indicators pointing to the degree of inflationary pressures in the economy.

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.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 10:00

Importance: High

JOLTs Job Openings (Mar)

Actual
Forecast8.680M
Previous8.756M

Currency: USD

Source Of Report:
Bureau of Labor Statistics (Release URL)

A survey done by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to help measure job vacancies. It collects data from employers about their businesses’ employment, job openings, recruitment, hires and separations.
JOLTS defines Job Openings as all positions that are open (not filled) on the last business day of the month. A job is “open” only if it meets all three of the following conditions:
1. A specific position exists and there is work available for that position.
2. The job could start within 30 days, whether or not the establishment finds a suitable candidate during that time.
3. There is active recruiting for workers from outside the establishment location that has the opening.
A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 10:30

Importance: High

Crude Oil Inventories

Actual
Forecast
Previous-6.368M

Currency: USD

Source Of Report:
Energy Information Administration (Release URL)

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Crude Oil Inventories measures the weekly change in the number of barrels of commercial crude oil held by US firms. The level of inventories influences the price of petroleum products, which can have an impact on inflation.

If the increase in crude inventories is more than expected, it implies weaker demand and is bearish for crude prices. The same can be said if a decline in inventories is less than expected.
If the increase in crude is less than expected, it implies greater demand and is bullish for crude prices. The same can be said if a decline in inventories is more than expected.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 14:00

Importance: High

FOMC Statement

Currency: USD

Source Of Report:

Federal Reserve (Release URL)

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement is the primary tool the panel uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy. It contains the outcome of the vote on interest rates, discusses the economic outlook and offers clues on the outcome of future votes.

A more dovish than expected statement could be taken as negative/bearish for the USD, while a more hawkish than expected statement could be taken as positive/bullish for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 14:00

Importance: High

Fed Interest Rate Decision

Actual
Forecast5.50%
Previous5.50%

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: Federal Reserve (Release URL)

Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members vote on where to set the target interest rate. Traders watch interest rate changes closely as relative short term interest rates are a primary factor in currency valuation.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD


(GMT -4) Est Time: 14:30

Importance: High

FOMC Press Conference

Currency: USD

Source Of Report:

Federal Reserve (Release URL)

Holiday
China – Labor Day


(GMT -4) Est Time: 08:30

Importance: High

Initial Jobless Claims

Actual
Forecast212k ⬆️
Previous207k

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: Department of Labor (Release URL)

Initial Jobless Claims measures the number of people who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time during the past week. This is the most timely U.S. economic data, but the market impact varies from week to week.
A reading that is higher than forecast is generally negative (bearish) for the USD, while a lower than forecast reading is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD.

Holiday
China – Labor Day

Holiday
Japan – Constitution Day


(GMT -4) Est Time: 08:30

Importance: High

Average Hourly Earnings (MoM) (Apr)

Actual
Forecast0.3%
Previous0.3%

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor (Release URL)

Average Hourly Earnings measures the change in the amount of money businesses pay for labour, excluding the agricultural sector.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 08:30

Importance: High

Nonfarm Payrolls (Apr)

Actual
Forecast243K ⬇️
Previous303K

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: Bureau of Labor Statistics (Release URL)

Nonfarm Payrolls measures the change in the number of people employed during the prior month, excluding workers in the farming industry. Given that full employment is one of the Federal Reserves mandates, it is very closely watched.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 08:30

Importance: High

Unemployment Rate (Apr)

Actual
Forecast3.8%
Previous3.8%

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: Bureau of Labor Statistics (Release URL)

The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is not working, yet actively seeking employment.

A reading that is higher than forecast is generally negative (bearish) for the USD, while a lower than forecast reading is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 09:45

Importance: High

Services PMI (Apr)

Actual
Forecast50.9
Previous50.9

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: Markit (Release URL)

The Service PMI release is published monthly by Markit Economics. The data are based on surveys of over 400 executives in private sector service companies. The surveys cover transport and communication, financial intermediaries, business and personal services, computing & IT, hotels and restaurants. 
An index level of 50 denotes no change since the previous month, while a level above 50 signals an improvement, and below 50 indicates a deterioration. A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 10:00

Importance: High

ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Apr)

Actual
Forecast52.0 ⬇️
Previous51.4

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: Institute for Supply Management (Release URL)

The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) (also known as the ISM Services PMI) report on Business, is based on data compiled from monthly replies to questions asked of more than 370 purchasing and supply executives in over 62 different industries.

The NMI is a composite index based on the diffusion indexes for four of the indicators with equal weights: Business Activity (seasonally adjusted), New Orders (seasonally adjusted), Employment (seasonally adjusted) and Supplier Deliveries.

A reading above 50 percent indicates the non-manufacturing sector economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates the non-manufacturing sector is generally contracting. Given the large proportion of the US economy engaged in the services sector, this report offers insights into the health of the overall US economy.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 10:00

Importance: High

ISM Non-Manufacturing Prices (Apr)

Actual
Forecast
Previous53.4

Currency: USD

Source Of Report: Institute for Supply Management (Release URL)

The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) (also known as the ISM Services PMI) report on Business, is based on data compiled from monthly replies to questions asked of more than 370 purchasing and supply executives in over 62 different industries.

The Prices Paid subcategory is a diffusion index calculated by adding the percent of responses indicating they paid more for inputs plus one-half of those responding that they paid the same for inputs. The resulting single index number is then seasonally adjusted.

The Prices Paid diffusion index is one of a number of indicators pointing to the degree of inflationary pressures in the economy.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.


(GMT -4) Est Time: 15:30

Importance: Medium

CFTC Speculative Net Positions – CAD, MXN, AUD, BRL, JPY, NZD, EUR

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) weekly Commitments of Traders (COT) report provides a breakdown of the net positions for “”non-commercial”” (speculative) traders in U.S. futures markets.
All data corresponds to positions held by participants primarily based in Chicago and New York futures markets.
The Commitments of Traders report is considered an indicator for analysing market sentiment and many speculative traders use the data to help them decide whether or not to take a long or short position.
Commitments of Traders (COT) data is released each Friday at 3:30pm ET, pending a holiday in the U.S., to reflect the commitments of traders on the prior Tuesday.


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