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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Chicago PMI

The National Association of Purchasing Management’s Chicago PMI measures manufacturing activity in the Chicago area. See also: Regional Manufacturing Surveys, National Association of Purchasing Management Related Sites: napm-chicago.org, napm.org

Existing Homes Sales

Source: The National Association of Realtors. Release Time: 10:00 ET around the 25th of the month (data for month prior). Web: https://www.realtor.org/Research.nsf/Pages/EHSdata The Existing Homes Sales survey shows the level of sales for existing homes, and reflects the demand for housing. Released by the National Association of Realtors Existing Home Sales is preceeded by Housing … Read more

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: https://www.bea.gov/ This report is the broadest accounting of US international trade and investment.

Monster Employment Index

Launched in 2004, the Monster Employment Index is a monthly analysis of online job demand. The index is based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities drawn from over 1,500 different websites, including career sites, job boards and Monster.com itself. Monster publishes indexes covering multiple regions globally, including: U.S. Monster Employment Index, … Read more