CPI: Consumer Price Index

Importance: Moderate Volatility: Moderate Source: Bureau of Labor statistics, U.S. Department of Labor Release Time: 8:30 ET, about the 13th of each month. Coverage: Prior Month. Web: stats.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.toc.htm CPI is seen by many as the most important measure of inflation. The Consumer Price Index measures the price level of a fixed basket of goods and …

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EIA Inventory Reports

Each Wednesday the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a branch of the Department of Energy (DOE) releases inventory reports outlining activity in the energy sector at 10:30 AM EST. The reports summarize weekly energy supplies and consumer consumption rates. The EIA petroleum inventory reports influence the price of crude oil and the energy market as a …

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Current Account Balance

Importance: Moderate Volatility: Moderate Source: The Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce. Release Time: 8:30 ET released two and a half months after the reference quarter ends. Frequency: Quarterly. Web: bea.gov This report is the broadest accounting of US international trade and investment.