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DateReport TitlePeriodExpectedPrevious
1/29/2020Fed Funds Target RateN/A1.62-
1/29/2020BOK Manufacturing BSIFebruary75-
1/29/2020Annual Trade BalanceDecember-4.82-
1/29/2020Trade BalanceDecember-753-
1/29/2020Industrial Output GrowthDecember-0.5-
1/29/2020Industrial Output YYDecember-0.3-
1/29/2020CPI Growth MMJanuary0.2-
1/29/2020Foreign Bond Investment-175.1-
1/29/2020Foreign Invest JP Stock-263.8-
1/29/2020Estimated GDP YY---
1/29/2020Current Account BalanceDecember-3.42-
1/29/2020Prime Interest Rate---
1/29/2020Industrial Prod MMDecember0.6-
1/29/2020Industrial Prod YYDecember-7.2-
1/29/2020Construction Orders YYDecember-1.2-
1/29/2020GfK Consumer ConfidenceJanuary-11-
1/29/2020PPI YYQ41.6-
1/29/2020PPI QQQ40.4-
1/29/2020Private Sector CreditDecember0.3-
1/29/2020Housing CreditDecember0.2-
1/30/2020NBS Manufacturing PMIJanuary50.2-
1/30/2020NBS Non-Mfg PMIJanuary53.5-
1/30/2020Bank LendingDecember692.7-
1/30/2020Unemployment Rate Prelim SAQ42.3-
1/30/2020M3 Money Supply YYDecember7.35-
1/30/2020Pvt Sector Credit Ext.December6.6-
1/30/2020Unemployment RateDecember3.1-
1/30/2020Import Prices YYDecember-2.1-
1/30/2020Industrial OutlookJanuary-7-
1/30/2020Import Prices MMDecember0.5-
1/30/2020Retail Sales Ex. AutoDecember1-
1/30/2020GDP YY PrelimQ43.7-
1/30/2020PPI MMDecember0.2-
1/30/2020PPI YYDecember-1.1-
1/30/2020KOF IndicatorJanuary96.4-
1/30/2020GDP Growth QQ PrelimQ40.2-
1/30/2020Unemployment Total NSAJanuary2.23-
1/30/2020Unemployment Total SAJanuary2.28-
1/30/2020Unemployment Rate SAJanuary5-
1/30/2020Unemployment Chg SAJanuary8-
1/30/2020CPI MMJanuary0.1-
1/30/2020CPI YYJanuary2-
1/30/2020Unemployment RateDecember9.7-
1/30/2020Consumer ConfidenceJanuary-7.2-
1/30/2020Mortgage ApprovalsDecember64.99-
1/30/2020BOE Consumer CreditDecember0.56-
1/30/2020Mortgage LendingDecember4.05-
1/30/2020Business ConfidenceJanuary2.1-
1/30/2020M4 Money SupplyDecember0.8-
1/30/2020PPI MMDecember-0.3-
1/30/2020PPI YYDecember2.3-
1/30/2020Business ClimateJanuary-0.25-
1/30/2020Consumer Confid. FinalJanuary-8.1-
1/30/2020Cons Infl ExpecJanuary20.5-
1/30/2020Economic SentimentJanuary101.5-
1/30/2020Services SentimentJanuary11.4-
1/30/2020Selling Price ExpecJanuary1.9-
1/30/2020Industrial SentimentJanuary-9.3-
1/30/2020PPI YYDecember1.1-
1/30/2020Unemployment RateDecember7.5-
1/30/2020CPI MMJanuary0.13-
1/30/2020CPI YYJanuary0.76-
1/30/2020IGP-M Inflation IndexJanuary2.09-
1/30/2020GDP YY PrelimQ42.9-
1/30/2020Unemployment RateQ43.7-
1/30/2020GB BOE QE GiltsJanuary435-
1/30/2020BOE Bank RateJanuary0.75-
1/30/2020CPI Prelim MMJanuary0.5-
1/30/2020CPI Prelim YYJanuary1.5-
1/30/2020HICP Prelim YYJanuary1.5-
1/30/2020HICP Prelim MMJanuary0.6-
1/30/2020Cbank Wkly Reserves-558.9-
1/30/2020Initial Jobless Claims-211-
1/30/2020Continued Jobless Claims-1.73-
1/30/2020Jobless Claims 4-Wk Avg-213.25-
1/30/2020Core PCE Prices AdvanceQ42.1-
1/30/2020GDP AdvanceQ42.1-
1/30/2020GDP Deflator AdvanceQ41.7-
1/30/2020GDP Sales AdvanceQ42.1-
1/30/2020GDP Cons Spending AdvanceQ43.2-
1/30/2020PCE Prices AdvanceQ41.5-
1/30/2020GDP QQQ40.4-
1/30/2020Fiscal Balance (Pesos)December-13.12-
1/30/2020Industrial Output GrowthDecember-0.5-
1/30/2020Service Sector Output GrDecember1.4-
1/30/2020Industrial Output YYDecember-0.3-
1/30/2020Unemployment RateDecember2.2-
1/30/2020CPI Tokyo Ex fresh food YYJanuary0.8-
1/30/2020CPI, Overall TokyoJanuary0.9-
1/30/2020Jobs/Applicants RatioDecember1.57-
1/30/2020Industrial O/P Prelim MM SADecember-1-
1/30/2020IP Forecast 1 Mth AheadJanuary2.8-
1/30/2020Retail Sales YYDecember-2.1-
1/30/2020IP Forecast 2 Mth AheadFebruary2.5-
1/30/2020Trade Balance PrelimJanuary2.02-
1/30/2020Export Growth PrelimJanuary-5.2-
1/30/2020Import Growth PrelimJanuary-0.7-
1/31/2020Business ExpectationsQ4-5-
1/31/2020GDP Preliminary QQQ40.3-
1/31/2020Tourism RevenuesQ414-
1/31/2020Retail Sales YY RealDecember2.8-
1/31/2020Money Supply YYDecember2.8-
1/31/2020Credit Indicator YYDecember5.6-
1/31/2020Retail Sales MM RealDecember2.1-
1/31/2020Trade BalanceDecember-2.23-
1/31/2020Current AccountDecember3.38-
1/31/2020Exports YYDecember-7.7-
1/31/2020Pvt Consumption IndexDecember-0.4-
1/31/2020Private Investment IndexDecember-1.6-
1/31/2020Trade AccountDecember1.97-
1/31/2020Retail Sales YYDecember--
1/31/2020Imports YYDecember-13.9-
1/31/2020Forex Reserves-228.6-
1/31/2020Currency Swaps-35-
1/31/2020Producer Prices MMDecember1.1-
1/31/2020Consumer Spending MMDecember0.1-
1/31/2020Foreign Arrivals YYDecember11.41-
1/31/2020HICP Flash YYJanuary0.8-
1/31/2020GDP YY PrelimQ42.99-
1/31/2020Gross Wages YYNovember11.6-
1/31/2020Trade Balance FinalNovember500-
1/31/2020Estimated GDP QQQ40.4-
1/31/2020Estimated GDP YYQ41.9-
1/31/2020Reg'd Unemployment NSAJanuary2.2-
1/31/2020Current Account BalanceNovember2.83-
1/31/2020Reg'd Unemployment SAJanuary76.68-
1/31/2020Mortgage ApprovalsDecember64.99-
1/31/2020M4 Money SupplyDecember0.8-
1/31/2020BOE Consumer CreditDecember0.56-
1/31/2020Mortgage LendingDecember4.05-
1/31/2020GDP Prelim YYQ40.3-
1/31/2020Retail Sales YYNovember7.1-
1/31/2020HICP Flash YYJanuary1.3-
1/31/2020Fed Fiscal Deficit, INRDecember8078.34-
1/31/2020Jobless RateDecember6.9-
1/31/2020Prime Interest RateJanuary16-
1/31/2020FX Reserves, USD-462.16-
1/31/2020Bank Loan Growth-7.6-
1/31/2020Deposit Growth-9.8-
1/31/2020Trade Bal (Incl. Region)December6.1-
1/31/2020Copper Output YYDecember-6.7-
1/31/2020Infrastructure Output YYDecember-1.5-
1/31/2020Core PCE Price Index MMDecember0.1-
1/31/2020Producer Prices YYDecember-0.4-
1/31/2020Raw Materials Prices YYDecember9.3-
1/31/2020GDP MMNovember-0.1-
1/31/2020Raw Materials Prices MMDecember1.5-
1/31/2020Consumption, Adjusted MMDecember0.4-
1/31/2020Producer Prices MMDecember0.1-
1/31/2020Employment Benefits QQQ40.6-
1/31/2020Employment CostsQ40.7-
1/31/2020Personal Income MMDecember0.5-
1/31/2020PCE Price Index MMDecember0.2-
1/31/2020Core PCE Price Index YYDecember1.6-
1/31/2020Personal Consump Real MMDecember0.3-
1/31/2020Employment Wages QQQ40.9-
1/31/2020PCE Price Index YYDecember1.5-
1/31/2020Chicago PMIJanuary48.948.2
1/31/2020U Mich 1Yr Inf FinalJanuary2.5-
1/31/2020U Mich Conditions FinalJanuary115.8-
1/31/2020U Mich Expectations FinalJanuary88.3-
1/31/2020U Mich Sentiment FinalJanuary99.1-
1/31/2020Urban Jobless RateDecember10.4-
1/31/2020National Jobless RateDecember9.3-
1/31/2020U Mich 5-Yr Inf FinalJanuary2.5-
1/31/2020Budget Balance, CNovember-3.25-
1/31/2020Budget, Year-To-Date, CNovember-9.05-
1/31/2020Current Account BalanceDecember-3.42-
1/31/2020Dallas Fed PCEDecember2.2-
1/31/2020Interest RateJanuary4.25-
2/1/2020Inflation MMJanuary0.34-
2/1/2020Core Inflation YYJanuary3.02-
2/1/2020Inflation YYJanuary2.72-
2/1/2020IHS Markit PMIJanuary49.5-
2/1/2020Private House ApprovalsDecember6.1-
2/1/2020Building ApprovalsDecember11.8-
2/1/2020IHS Markit Mfg PMIJanuary50.1-
2/2/2020AIG Manufacturing IndexJanuary48.3-
2/2/2020Exports YY---
2/3/2020RBA Cash RateFebruary0.75-
2/3/2020Trade BalanceDecember6.5-
2/3/2020IHS Markit Comp PMIJanuary50.2-
2/3/2020CPI MMJanuary0.74-
2/3/2020PPI YYJanuary7.36-
2/3/2020CPI YYJanuary11.84-
2/3/2020PPI MMJanuary0.69-
2/3/2020PMI Manufacturing SectJanuary47.1-
2/3/2020PPI YYDecember2.1-
2/3/2020Manufacturing PMI SAJanuary53.9-
2/3/2020Unemployment RateJanuary8.5-
2/3/2020Manufacturing DNB PMI SAJanuary55.5-
2/3/2020Manufacturing PMIJanuary47.4-
2/3/2020Manufacturing PMIJanuary50.2-
2/3/2020Markit PMIJanuary43.6-
2/3/2020Imacec Econ. ActivityDecember-3.3-
2/3/2020Industrial Production MMDecember-1.2-
2/3/2020Industrial Production YYDecember-0.2-
2/3/2020Total New Vehicle YYJanuary4.2-
2/3/2020Total New Vehicle SalesJanuary4169841683
2/3/2020Markit Mfg PMIJanuary50.2-
2/3/2020Manufacturing PMIJanuary50.1-
2/3/2020Budget BalanceJanuary-28.52-
2/3/2020ISM Manuf New Orders IdxJanuary46.8-
2/3/2020ISM Manuf Employment IdxJanuary45.1-
2/3/2020ISM Manufacturing PMIJanuary47.2-
2/3/2020ISM Mfg Prices PaidJanuary51.7-
2/3/2020Markit Mfg PMI SAJanuary50.4-
2/3/2020Construction Spending MMDecember0.6-
2/3/2020Trade BalanceJanuary5.6-
2/3/2020Building ConsentsDecember-8.5-
2/3/2020CPI Growth MMJanuary0.2-
2/3/2020CPI Growth YYJanuary0.7-
2/3/2020Trade BalanceDecember669-
2/3/2020NBP Base RateFebruary1.5-
2/3/2020GDP YYQ45.02-
2/3/2020GDP QQQ43.06-
2/4/2020CPI MMJanuary0.7-
2/4/2020Core CPI YYJanuary3.1-
2/4/2020CPI YYJanuary2.5-
2/4/2020Caixin Services PMIJanuary52.5-
2/4/2020Budget BalanceDecember-113.9-
2/4/2020IPC-Fipe Inflation IdxJanuary0.94-
2/4/2020Retail Sales YYDecember-23.6-
2/4/2020Producer Prices MMDecember0.2-
2/4/2020CPI (EU Norm) Prelim MMJanuary0.2-
2/4/2020Producer Prices YYDecember-1.4-
2/4/2020Consumer Price Prelim YYJanuary0.5-
2/4/2020Consumer Price Prelim MMJanuary0.2-
2/4/2020CPI (EU Norm) Prelim YYJanuary0.5-
2/4/2020Industrial Output MMDecember-1.2-
2/4/2020Industrial Output YYDecember-1.7-
2/4/2020ISM-New York IndexJanuary869-
2/4/2020Durables Ex-Transpt R MMDecember-0.1-
2/4/2020Durable Goods, R MMDecember2.4-
2/4/2020Factory Ex-Transp MMDecember0.3-
2/4/2020Durables Ex-Def, R MMDecember-2.5-
2/4/2020Factory Orders MMDecember-0.7-
2/4/2020Nondef Cap Ex-Air R MMDecember-0.9-
2/4/2020Exports YYDecember-13.6-
2/4/2020Markit Mfg PMIJanuary47.1-
2/4/2020Currency ReservesJanuary435.4-
2/4/2020Exchequer ReturnsJanuary0.65-
2/4/2020HLFS Unemployment RateQ44.2-
2/4/2020Labour Cost Index - YYQ42.3-
2/4/2020HLFS Job Growth QQQ40.2-
2/4/2020Labour Cost Index - QQQ40.6-
2/4/2020HLFS Participation RateQ470.4-
2/4/2020CPI MMJanuary0.26-
2/4/2020CPI YYJanuary3.8-
2/4/2020Consumer Conf IndexJanuary126.4-
2/4/2020Goods/Services ImportsDecember-3-
2/4/2020Retail Sales MMDecember0.9-
2/4/2020Goods/Services ExportsDecember2-
2/4/2020Trade Balance G&S (A)December5800-
2/4/2020Retail TradeQ4-0.1-
2/5/2020CPI Headline InflationJanuary0.87-
2/5/2020CPI Core Inflation YYJanuary0.49-
2/5/2020Consumer ConfidenceQ1-17-
2/5/20201-Day Repo RateN/A1.25-
2/5/2020Std Bank Whole Econ PMIJanuary47.6-
2/5/2020PMI ServicesJanuary48.7-
2/5/2020Retail Sales YYDecember2.9-
2/5/2020Services PMIJanuary54.9-
2/5/2020Foreign Exchange ReserveJanuary478.13-
2/5/2020New Orders Manuf. YYDecember-1.2-
2/5/2020Retail Sales YYDecember2.2-
2/5/2020Retail Sales MMDecember1-
2/5/2020Unemployment Rate QtrlyQ46.1-
2/5/2020Markit Services PMIJanuary51-
2/5/2020Markit Composite PMIJanuary50.9-
2/5/2020ADP National EmploymentJanuary202-
2/5/2020Exports CDecember48.7-
2/5/2020Imports CDecember49.78-
2/5/2020International TradeDecember-43.1-
2/5/2020Trade Balance CDecember-1.09-
2/5/2020ISM N-Mfg PMIJanuary55-
2/5/2020ISM N-Mfg Price Paid IdxJanuary58.5-
2/5/2020ISM N-Mfg Employment IdxJanuary55.2-
2/5/2020ISM N-Mfg New Orders IdxJanuary54.9-
2/5/2020ISM N-Mfg Bus ActJanuary57.2-
2/5/2020Industrial Output NSADecember-4.5-
2/5/2020FX ReservesJanuary408.82-
2/5/2020Selic Interest RateN/A4.5-
2/5/2020Current Account Bal NSADecember5.97-
2/5/2020Trade BalanceNovember301.2-
2/5/2020CPI YYJanuary0.9-
2/5/2020Imports YYJanuary16.316.5
2/5/2020Consumer Price Index MMJanuary-0.3-
2/5/2020Consumer Price Index YYJanuary1.8-
2/5/2020Exports YYJanuary7.67.9
2/5/2020Forex ReservesJanuary129.2-
2/5/2020GDP Growth Mainland---
2/5/2020GDP Growth---
2/6/2020Industrial Output YYDecember2-
2/6/2020Reverse Repo RateN/A4.9-
2/6/2020Industrial Orders MMDecember-1.3-
2/6/2020Policy Interest RateN/A4-
2/6/2020Industrial Output YYDecember-3.2-
2/6/2020CPI MM SAJanuary0.25-
2/6/2020Construction Output YYDecember4.5-
2/6/2020Trade BalanceDecember10.2-
2/6/2020CPI YY NSAJanuary1.13-
2/6/2020Wholesale Price Index YYJanuary-3.42-
2/6/2020Unemployment Rate (Mth)November16.6-
2/6/2020Business Confidence IdxJanuary93.1-
2/6/2020CNB Repo RateN/A2-
2/6/2020Challenger LayoffsJanuary32.84-
2/6/2020CPI MMJanuary0.4-
2/6/2020CPI YYJanuary3-
2/6/2020Labor Costs PrelimQ42.5-
2/6/2020Productivity PrelimQ4-0.2-
2/6/2020All Household Spending YYDecember-2-
2/6/2020All Household Spending MMDecember2.6-
2/6/2020Overtime PayDecember-1.9-2
2/7/2020Leading IndicatorDecember-0.8-
2/7/2020Manufacturing Output MMDecember-1.1-
2/7/2020Gross Gold & Forex ResJanuary55.06-
2/7/2020Net Gold & Forex ResJanuary44.9-
2/7/2020Manufacturing Output MMDecember-0.4-
2/7/2020Trade Balance, EUR, SADecember18.3-
2/7/2020Industrial Production MMDecember-5.2-
2/7/2020Exports MM SADecember-2.3-
2/7/2020Forex Reserves USDJanuary87.86-
2/7/2020Foreign TradeDecember-0.08-
2/7/2020Imports MM SADecember-0.5-
2/7/2020Industrial Output MMDecember1.1-
2/7/2020Current AccountDecember0.5-
2/7/2020Trade Balance, EUR, SADecember-5.58-
2/7/2020Industrial Output MMDecember0.3-
2/7/2020Imports, EURDecember47.63-
2/7/2020Non-Farm Payrolls QQQ40.2-
2/7/2020Exports, EURDecember42.05-
2/7/2020Wholesale Prices NSA YYJanuary-0.4-
2/7/2020Wholesale Prices NSA MMJanuary0.1-
2/7/2020Ind Output Cal Adj YYDecember2.1-
2/7/2020Foreign Trade BalanceDecember157.6-
2/7/2020Exports of GoodsJanuary4-
2/7/2020Imports of GoodsJanuary13.9-
2/7/2020Trade BalanceJanuary2.5-
2/7/2020Trade Balance Mth PrilimDecember--
2/7/2020FX ReservesJanuary441.3-
2/7/2020Halifax House Prices MMJanuary1.7-
2/7/2020FX Reserves EURJanuary133.28-
2/7/2020Foreign Reserves USDJanuary279.5-
2/7/2020Retail Sales SA MMDecember-0.2-
2/7/2020Retail Sales NSA YYDecember0.9-
2/7/2020Budget BalanceJanuary-452.7-
2/7/2020IGP-DI Inflation IndexJanuary1.74-
2/7/2020Inflation MMJanuary0.1-
2/7/2020IPCA Inflation Index MMJanuary1.15-
2/7/2020IPCA Inflation Index YYJanuary4.31-
2/7/202012-Month InflationJanuary2.83-
2/7/2020Headline InflationJanuary0.56-
2/7/2020Core InflationJanuary0.41-
2/7/2020Central Bank FX ReservesJanuary114.5-
2/7/2020Monetary Policy RateN/A2.5-
2/7/2020Private PayrollsJanuary139-
2/7/2020Employment ChangeJanuary35.227.3
2/7/2020Participation RateJanuary65.5-
2/7/2020Unemployment RateJanuary5.6-
2/7/2020Average Workweek HrsJanuary34.3-
2/7/2020Government PayrollsJanuary6-
2/7/2020Average Earnings MMJanuary0.1-
2/7/2020Manufacturing PayrollsJanuary-12-
2/7/2020Full Time Employment Chng SAJanuary38.4-
2/7/2020Part Time Employment Chng SAJanuary-3.2-
2/7/2020Non-Farm PayrollsJanuary145-
2/7/2020Treasury Cash BalanceJanuary-36.77-
2/7/2020Wholesale Invt(y), R MMDecember-0.1-
2/7/2020Wholesale Sales MMDecember1.5-
2/7/2020Ivey PMI SAJanuary51.9-
2/7/2020Ivey PMIJanuary43.6-
2/7/2020Consumer CreditDecember12.51-
2/7/2020AIG Services IndexJanuary48.7-
2/9/2020PPI YYJanuary-0.5-
2/9/2020CPI YYJanuary4.5-
2/9/2020CPI MMJanuary--
2/9/2020Current Account NSA JPYDecember1436.8-
2/9/2020Budget FulfilmentJanuary1.8-
2/9/2020BRC Retail Sales YYJanuary1.7-
2/9/2020NAB Business ConditionsJanuary3-
2/9/2020NAB Business ConfidenceJanuary-2-
2/10/2020Exports YYDecember-0.7-
2/10/2020Trade Balance USDDecember-3342-
2/10/2020Imports YYDecember-8-
2/10/2020Industry Output YYDecember3.7-
2/10/2020Unemployment Rate UnadjJanuary2.5-
2/10/2020Unemployment Rate AdjJanuary2.3-
2/10/2020Consumer Price Index YYJanuary1.4-
2/10/2020Core Inflation MMJanuary-0.2-
2/10/2020CPI YYJanuary0.8-
2/10/2020Inflation (HICP) YYJanuary0.8-
2/10/2020Current AccountDecember19.4-
2/10/2020Trade BalanceDecember10.2-
2/10/2020Consumer Price Index MMJanuary-0.3-
2/10/2020Core Inflation YYJanuary1.8-
2/10/2020Producer Price Index YYJanuary-2.2-
2/10/20203M Qtly Jobless AvgNovember13.4-
2/10/2020CPI YYJanuary0.2-
2/10/2020CPI MMJanuary--
2/10/2020Industrial Output YYDecember-4.4-
2/10/2020Unemployment RateJanuary2.9-
2/10/2020Industrial Output MM SADecember0.1-
2/10/2020Sentix IndexFebruary7.6-
2/10/2020Industrial Output YY WDADecember-0.6-
2/10/2020Industrial Output YYDecember-8.1-
2/10/2020Foreign Trade EURDecember-114.8-
2/10/2020CPI YYJanuary3.8-
2/10/2020Gross Fixed Invest. YYNovember-8.6-
2/10/2020Gross Fixed Invest. MMNovember-1.5-
2/10/2020House Starts, AnnualizedJanuary197.3-
2/10/2020Building Permits MM.December-2.4-
2/10/2020CPI MMJanuary-0.2-
2/10/2020Employment TrendsJanuary109.7-
2/11/2020Cash RateN/A1-
2/11/2020Current Account BalanceQ411.5-
2/11/2020Net Portfolio FlowQ4-26.8-
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What economic reports are most valuable to investors?

Summary - Every week, investors receive economic reports that provide snapshots on the state of the economy in our country and of the world economy. Each monthly economic report, which is also known as an economic indicator, measures a particular part of the economy. As standalone reports, they tell a limited story but put together, they give analysts and investors the data they need to assign an educated guess about the direction of individual securities or the broader market.

The economic reports are divided into three categories: lagging indicators, leading indicators, and coincident indicators. Leading indicators generally begin to occur before the economy reflects that change. This means they are a signal to investors about what may happen in the future. Existing home sales and housing starts are two of the more common leading indicators. Lagging indicators are those changes that are reported after the economy has absorbed them. Consumer behavior is frequently considered a lagging indicator. Finally, coincident indicators are indicators that are being measured at roughly the same time they are being reflected in the economy. The direction of interest rates is considered a coincident indicator because the economy will start to change immediately after a rate change is announced.


Investors have a responsibility to educate ourselves on how the economy affects our investments. Fortunately, we live in a time where access to data has never been easier. In fact, the problem many investors face today is information overload that can lead to analysis paralysis. We have this data point that contradicts another data point, but they both make sense. Can both be true? Frequently, the answer is yes. Our economy is a living entity in that at any given moment there are many moving parts some that are working together and some that are working in opposition.

One way for investors to get information that provides relevant data that can help investors understand national and global economic trends is through economic reports. These reports, which are provided on a consistent schedule, are staggered throughout the month. In this way, investors only have to digest a little data at a time. At the same time, investors may have to use pieces of different economic reports in tandem to make accurate forecasts about market trends.

In this article, we'll break down what economic reports are and what are the most common categories of economic reports. We'll also provide a list of the agencies that are most responsible for producing the report. We'll break down the difference between a leading indicator, a lagging indicator, and coincident indicator and we'll conclude by reviewing how investors can use these reports to ensure they are getting the most from them.

What are economic reports?

Economic reports contain data about various sectors of the U.S. and global economy. These reports are published on a set schedule by different departments of the Federal Government. For example, the monthly jobs creation report and unemployment rate are published on the first Friday of every month. The general categories of economic reports are:

  • Business activity– this category provides data regarding wholesale inventories, industrial production, regional manufacturing surveys (also called the “Business Outlook Survey”) and construction spending
  • Business inventories– this category provides data related to business inventories
  • International– this category provides data regarding international trade including our trade balance and export prices as well as international capital flows
  • Sales– this category reports automobile and truck sales along with retail sales
  • Orders– this category tracks data related to durable goods orders and factory orders
  • Real Estate– this category reports data on housing starts and building permits as well as new home sales
  • Production– this category measures Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – including real GDP. Reports in this category will also provide data on productivity and costs
  • Consumer– this is one of the more closely watched categories that reports on the use of consumer credit, the employment cost index and data regarding personal income and consumption
  • Employment– this is another closely watched category that includes the employment report which reports hourly earnings and nonfarm payrolls. Other indicators in this category track movement in the labor force including initial jobless claims and job openings
  • Price Increase (Inflation)– this category delivers two of the most commonly referenced economic indicators the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index (PPI)
  • Government– this category is essentially a report on the U.S. Treasury Budget (i.e. our nation’s balance sheet)
  • Monetary– this category gives a report on the nation’s money supply using M2 – a measure commonly used by central banks. This report is closely related to our nation’s monetary policy.

Who issues economic reports?

There are many U.S. government agencies that issue economic reports. The most common reports come from the following agencies:

  • S. Census Bureau
  • S. Treasury Department
  • Federal Reserve
  • Philadelphia Fed Index
  • S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • S. Department of Commerce
  • S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Federal Reserve Board

What are leading, lagging and coincident indicators?

As we mentioned above, economic indicators are snapshots that highlight different aspects of economic activity. However, it would be virtually impossible to capture all the data needed in real time. For that reason, indicators are classified as either leading indicators (i.e. indicators of what may happen); lagging indicators (indicators of what has happened) or coincident indicators (indicators of what is happening now). Here are more details about each category.

  • Leading indicators- A phrase you’ll hear frequently in the media are reports on leading economic indicators. A leading indicator means a data point or a trend that begins to happen before it is detected in the overall economy. In this way, leading indicators are said to signal what may happen in the future. These indicators include but are not limited to retail sales, housing starts, and new home sales. The stock market, while not an economic report, is also considered a key leading indicator. An increase or decline in these forward-looking areas may trigger a subsequent increase or decrease in other areas of the economy.
  • Lagging Indicators- The opposite of leading indicators are lagging indicators. These indicators provide data that point out what is already being reflected in the economy. In other words, they are telling investors what has already happened. Lagging indicators include some of the most closely watched indicators such as unemployment (for people to be counted in the survey they have to already be unemployed), Gross domestic product (which tells you how strong the economy was at a certain period of time). The Consumer Price Index (CPI) which provides a broad measurement of inflation is also considered to be a lagging indicator as are business inventories. In these cases, analysts look to assess the strength of a trend.
  • Coincident indicators -As the name suggests, coincident indicators are occurring at approximately the same time as the changes they are signaling. Personal income would fall into this category because these should rise as an indication of a strong economy. Conversely, investors would expect personal income to decline in an economy that is weakening. Interest rates are another closely watched economic report that is considered a coincident indicator.

What economic reports are most valuable to investors?

One of the most important tasks for an investor is to be able to quickly focus on the economic reports that are most important to their portfolio. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is considered to be one of the most valuable reports because it provides an overall scorecard of how the country is doing economically. GDP measures the market value of all the goods and services produced in the economy over a given period of time. It is reported quarterly and is presented on an annualized percent basis. As an investor, it is important to understand the context behind the GDP number. GDP growth is typically a byproduct of an expanding economy. However, a declining GDP may not necessarily be signaling a recession; it may simply be showing that the rate of growth is slowing.

That brings up an additional point when considering the value of these reports. Some of these are very industry focused (such as retail and housing). For example, if you are invested in financial services stocks, you’ll want to pay attention to the direction of interest rates as those will be among the stock most affected by interest rate changes. But you’ll also want to pay attention to housing data because that will affect the mortgage market. If you are investing in a commodity such as crude oil, you will want to pay particular attention to crude oil prices and oil and gas production numbers. If you’re invested in countries that do business internationally, you’ll want to track exports to see how well their products will be selling overseas. Every investor has to consider the data provided by an economic report based on the risk to their portfolio.

How accurate are economic reports?

Like any statistical measurement, every economic indicator has strengths and weaknesses. Some have large sample sizes; some have much smaller (or narrow geographic) samples. Some indicators, such as retail sales, can be extremely sensitive to seasonal adjustments. Therefore, investors should look at a variety of indicators before forming overall conclusions about the state of the economy, and particular about how it may affect any individual stock or a category of securities.

By taking the time to understand the strengths and limitations of different reports, it’s possible for investors to use various reports in tandem to help identify trends. For example, is a sudden decline in retail sales supported by lower personal expenditures, or are other factors weighing on the number? Brick-and-mortar stores can be affected by weather patterns that can skew the data (i.e. consumers may not be spending at all because they’re not leaving their home). If a report shows increased new factory orders, are there concurrent increases in factory shipments or in durable goods?

Also, because economic reports only provide a snapshot of the economy, they are best used in comparison to economic reports from previous months or even a year-over-year view. This can help smooth out seasonal differences or other anomalies that can affect the data.

The final word on economic reports

Investors need to pay close attention to economic indicators. These free, and publicly available, reports provide valuable data on the state of the economy that would be virtually impossible for an individual investor to compile on their own. Because they are released on a consistent schedule, investors are assured of receiving the information at the same time as other investors. In a 24-hour news cycle, many analysts will try to provide an early analysis of what the reports will say. Rather than focus on a given number, investors should pay attention to this commentary to gain a better understanding of what the numbers mean. Economic reports, while very concise, are generally just a compilation of raw data. Any decisions regarding a change in asset allocation or investment strategy requires a deeper context of what trends the reports may be revealing.

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