Economic Indicators


The Employment Report Nonfarm Payrolls
Initial Claims, Monster Employment Index

Regional Federal Reserve Bank Surveys

Beige Book Philadelphia Fed Index New York Empire State Index

Consumer Spending and Confidence

Personal Income and Consumption Retail Sales
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index Consumer Credit
Consumer Confidence Auto and Truck Sales
E-Commerce Retail Sales

Prices, Productivity and Wages

Consumer Price Index Producer Price Index
Yield Curve Export Prices Import Prices
Productivity and Costs

International Economic Indicators

German Industrial Production German IFO Business Survey
German Consumer Price Index Japan’s Tankan Survey
Japan Industrial Production France Monthly Business Survey
Eurozone Purchasing Managers Index OECD Composite Leading Indicators
China Industrial Production Brazil Industrial Production

National Output and Inventories

Gross Domestic Product Durable Goods Orders Business Inventories
Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Survey Factory Orders
The Purchasing Managers Index Industrial Production
Wholesale Inventories Leading Indicators Regional Manufacturing Surveys
Chicago PMI EIA Inventory Reports

Foreign Trade

Trade Balance Current Account Balance
International Trade Report

Housing and Construction

New Home Sales Construction Spending
Housing Starts and Building Permits Existing Home Sales

Standard & Poor/Case-Shiller Indices


Treasury Budget FOMC Policy Announcements

Fed Rate Cut History


Technical Traders Should Still Examine Fundamentals Those who have read my features know I base the vast majority of my trading decisions on technical indicators and chart analysis–and also on market psychology. However, I do not ignore certain fundamentals that could impact the markets I’m trading. Neither should you. By Jim Wyckoff

Government Reports Since I am not much of a fundamentals trader, I tend to stay away from government statistics. To me, they have very little value. As far as I can see, they are full of errors. Let me explain. By Joe Ross

Federal Reserve Policy In order to better understand the markets, traders must understand the inner workings of the Fed.