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DateReport TitlePeriodExpectedPrevious
12/5/2019Overtime PayOctober--0.2
12/5/2019All Household Spending MMOctober5.5-
12/5/2019All Household Spending YYOctober9.5-
12/5/2019Foreign ReservesNovember1324.5-
12/6/2019Coincident IndexOctober22.1
12/6/2019Industrial Output MMOctober-0.6-
12/6/2019Industrial Production MMOctober1.5-
12/6/2019CPI YYNovember0.4-
12/6/2019Manufacturing Output MMOctober0.8-
12/6/2019Reserves-103.2-
12/6/2019Forex Reserves-222.2-
12/6/2019Currency Swaps-35-
12/6/2019Exports, EUROctober41.73-
12/6/2019Trade Balance, EUR, SAOctober-5.55-
12/6/2019Imports, EUROctober47.28-
12/6/2019Current AccountOctober-2.7-
12/6/2019Wholesale Prices NSA YYNovember-2.8-
12/6/2019Wholesale Prices NSA MMNovember-0.4-
12/6/2019Retail Sales YYOctober7.3-
12/6/2019Industrial Output YYOctober11.1-
12/6/2019New Orders Manuf. YYOctober-1.5-
12/6/2019Halifax House Prices MMNovember-0.1-
12/6/2019FX ReservesNovember440.6-
12/6/2019Retail Sales NSA YYOctober0.9-
12/6/2019Retail Sales SA MMOctober0.7-
12/6/2019Inflation MMNovember0.8-
12/6/2019Bank Loan Growth-8.1-
12/6/2019FX Reserves, USD-448.6-
12/6/2019Deposit Growth-9.9-
12/6/2019Gross Fixed Invest. MMSeptember1.5-
12/6/2019IPCA Inflation Index YYNovember2.54-
12/6/2019IPCA Inflation Index MMNovember0.1-
12/6/2019Gross Fixed Invest. YYSeptember-4.3-
12/6/2019Central Bank FX ReservesNovember109.1-
12/6/2019CPI YYNovember3.8-
12/6/2019CPI MMNovember0.1-
12/6/2019Non-Farm PayrollsNovember128-
12/6/2019Participation RateNovember65.7-
12/6/2019Unemployment RateNovember3.6-
12/6/2019Manufacturing PayrollsNovember-36-
12/6/2019Part Time Employment Chng SANovember14.3-
12/6/2019Employment ChangeNovember-1.8-
12/6/2019Full Time Employment Chng SANovember-16.1-
12/6/2019Government PayrollsNovember-3-
12/6/2019Private PayrollsNovember131-
12/6/2019Average Workweek HrsNovember34.4-
12/6/2019Average Earnings MMNovember0.2-
12/6/2019Treasury Cash BalanceNovember-11.89-
12/6/2019U Mich Sentiment PrelimDecember96.8-
12/6/2019U Mich Conditions PrelimDecember111.6-
12/6/2019U Mich Expectations PrelimDecember87.3-
12/6/2019Wholesale Invt(y), R MMOctober0.2-
12/6/2019Wholesale Sales MMOctober--
12/6/2019Consumer CreditOctober9.51-
12/6/2019Imports YYNovember-6.4-
12/6/2019Exports YYNovember-0.9-0.9
12/6/2019Trade Balance USDNovember42.81-
12/7/2019Trade BalanceSeptember-478-
12/7/2019IGP-DI Inflation Index---
12/8/2019Current Account NSA JPYOctober1612.9-
12/8/2019GDP QQ Pvt Consmp RevisedQ30.4-
12/8/2019GDP Cap Ex Rev QQQ30.9-
12/8/2019GDP Rev QQ AnnualisedQ30.2-
12/8/2019Bank Lending YYNovember2-
12/8/2019GDP Revised QQQ30.1-
12/8/2019GDP QQ External Demand RQ3-0.2-
12/8/2019Retail Sales Index YYOctober0.7-
12/8/2019NAB Business ConfidenceNovember2-
12/8/2019NAB Business ConditionsNovember3-
12/8/2019Home Price IndexQ3-0.7-
12/9/2019Trade Balance USDOctober-3119-
12/9/2019Imports YYOctober-10.51-
12/9/2019Exports YYOctober-2.56-
12/9/2019CPI MMNovember0.9-
12/9/2019CPI YYNovember3.8-
12/9/2019PPI YYNovember-1.6-
12/9/2019Unemployment Rate UnadjNovember2.2-
12/9/2019Unemployment Rate AdjNovember2.3-
12/9/2019Trade BalanceOctober9-
12/9/2019Current AccountOctober15.1-
12/9/2019Exports MM SAOctober1.5-
12/9/2019Consumer Price Index MMNovember0.1-
12/9/2019Trade Balance, EUR, SAOctober19.2-
12/9/2019Imports MM SAOctober1.3-
12/9/2019Consumer Price Index YYNovember1.6-
12/9/2019Exports of GoodsNovember-1.5-
12/9/2019Trade Balance Mth PrilimOctober539-
12/9/2019Industrial Output YYOctober-0.6-
12/9/2019Construction Output YYOctober0.2-
12/9/2019Imports of GoodsNovember-4.1-
12/9/2019Trade BalanceOctober25.1-
12/9/2019Unemployment RateNovember2.6-
12/9/2019Foreign Trade BalanceOctober162.2-
12/9/2019Foreign Reserves USDNovember276.8-
12/9/2019FX Reserves EURNovember131.88-
12/9/2019Sentix IndexDecember-4.5-
12/9/2019Budget BalanceNovember-271.8-
12/9/2019CPI YY NSANovember2.3-
12/9/2019CPI MM NSANovember0.4-
12/9/2019IGP-DI Inflation IndexNovember0.55-
12/9/2019EndYear CPI Fcst/Cb SvyDecember12.18-
12/9/2019Headline InflationNovember0.54-
12/9/2019Core InflationNovember0.25-
12/9/201912-Month InflationNovember3.02-
12/9/2019House Starts, AnnualizedNovember202-
12/9/2019Building Permits MM.October-6.5-
12/9/2019Employment TrendsNovember110.1-
12/9/2019CPI MMNovember0.7-
12/9/2019CPI YYOctober0.37-
12/10/2019L-Money Supply GrowthOctober7.2-
12/10/2019Industry Output YYOctober0.3-
12/10/2019Non-Farm Payrolls RevQ30.3-
12/10/2019CPI YYNovember0.6-
12/10/2019Trade BalanceOctober-1.19-
12/10/2019Core Inflation YYNovember2.2-
12/10/2019Foreign TradeOctober-0.05-
12/10/2019Consumer Price Index MMNovember0.2-
12/10/2019Producer Price Index YYNovember-4.5-
12/10/2019Consumer Price Index YYNovember1.8-
12/10/2019Producer Price Index MMNovember-0.8-
12/10/2019Core Inflation MMNovember--
12/10/2019Inflation (HICP) YYNovember0.6-
12/10/2019Industrial Output MMOctober0.3-
12/10/2019CPI YYNovember2.9-
12/10/2019CPI MMNovember0.5-
12/10/2019Core CPI YYNovember4-
12/10/2019Industrial Output YYOctober-2.5-
12/10/2019Industrial Output MM SAOctober-0.4-
12/10/2019Industrial Output YY WDAOctober-2.1-
12/10/2019Regional Network SurveyN/A1.35-
12/10/2019Industrial Output MMOctober-0.3-
12/10/2019Goods Trade Balance GBPOctober-12.54-
12/10/2019Goods Trade Bal. Non-EUOctober-4.03-
12/10/2019Construction O/P Vol MMOctober-0.2-
12/10/2019Manufacturing Output YYOctober-1.8-
12/10/2019Manufacturing Output MMOctober-0.4-
12/10/2019Industrial Output YYOctober-1.4-
12/10/2019Construction O/P Vol YYOctober1.2-
12/10/2019ZEW Economic SentimentDecember-2.1-
12/10/2019Industrial Output YYOctober1.2-
12/10/2019Harmonised CPI YYNovember-0.3-
12/10/2019ZEW Current ConditionsDecember-24.7-
12/10/2019CPI YYNovember-0.7-
12/10/2019Foreign Trade EUROctober-268.7-
12/10/2019Manuf Production YYOctober-2.4-
12/10/2019NFIB Business Optimism IdxNovember102.4-
12/10/2019Redbook MM-0.4-
12/10/2019Redbook YY-7.9-
12/10/2019Elec Card Retail Sale YYNovember1.6-
12/10/2019Elec Card Retail Sale MMNovember-0.6-
12/10/2019Unemployment RateNovember3.5-
12/10/2019Consumer SentimentDecember4.5-
12/10/2019Corp Goods Price MMNovember1.1-
12/10/2019Business Survey IndexQ4-0.2-
12/10/2019Corp Goods Price YYNovember-0.4-
12/10/2019Lending RateDecember15.75-
12/10/2019RICS Housing SurveyNovember-5-
12/11/2019Unemployment Rate Final SAQ32.3-
12/11/2019Industrial Output YYOctober1.7-
12/11/2019Current Account BalanceOctober2.48-
12/11/2019CPI YYNovember3.7-
12/11/2019Core Inflation MMNovember0.1-
12/11/2019Core Inflation YYNovember4-
12/11/2019CPI MMNovember--
12/11/2019CPI YYNovember1.6-
12/11/2019CPIF YYNovember1.5-
12/11/2019CPI MMNovember--
12/11/2019CPIF MMNovember--
12/11/2019Unemployment Rate (Qtr)Q316.9-
12/11/2019Retail Sales YYOctober0.2-
12/11/2019CPI MMNovember-0.1-
12/11/2019CPI YYNovember0.3-
12/11/2019Retail Sales MMOctober1.2-
12/11/2019Real Weekly Earnings MMNovember-0.1-
12/11/2019Capacity UtilizationQ383.3-
12/11/2019CPI Index, NSANovember257.35-
12/11/2019CPI MM, SANovember0.4-
12/11/2019CPI YY, NSANovember1.8-
12/11/2019Core CPI Index, SANovember265.01-
12/11/2019Core CPI YY, NSANovember2.3-
12/11/2019Core CPI MM, SANovember0.2-
12/11/2019Cleveland Fed CPINovember0.2-
12/11/2019Federal Budget,November-134-
12/11/2019Fed Funds Target RateN/A1.62-
12/11/2019Selic Interest RateN/A5-
12/11/2019Food Price IndexNovember-0.3-
12/11/2019Perm/Long-Term MigrationOctober3440-
12/11/2019Ext Migration & VisitorsOctober1.4-
12/11/2019Machinery Orders MMOctober-2.9-
12/11/2019Machinery Orders YYOctober5.1-
12/11/2019CPI YYNovember2.4-
12/12/2019Capacity Utilization MM SAOctober1-
12/12/2019Industrial O/P Rev MM SAOctober-4.2-
12/12/2019CPI Final YYNovember1.1-
12/12/2019Industrial Production MMOctober1.9-
12/12/2019HICP Final YYNovember1.2-
12/12/2019CPI Final MMNovember-0.8-
12/12/2019HICP Final MMNovember-0.8-
12/12/2019Producer/Import Price MMNovember-0.2-
12/12/2019Producer/Import Price YYNovember-2.4-
12/12/2019CPI (EU Norm) Final MMNovember0.1-
12/12/2019Inflation Ex-Tobacco MMNovember--
12/12/2019CPI (EU Norm) Final YYNovember1.2-
12/12/2019Industrial Output FinalOctober--
12/12/2019Policy Interest RateN/A4-
12/12/2019SNB Policy RateQ4-0.75-
12/12/2019Unemployment RateNovember6-
12/12/2019Mining Production YYOctober0.2-
12/12/2019Gold Production YYOctober-2.3-
12/12/2019Mining Production YYOctober0.2-
12/12/2019Gold Production YYOctober-2.3-
12/12/2019PPI YYNovember3-
12/12/2019PPI MMNovember0.3-
12/12/2019Industrial Production YYOctober-1.7-
12/12/2019Industrial Production MMOctober0.1-
12/12/2019CPI MMNovember-0.3-
12/12/2019HICP MMNovember-0.2-
12/12/2019O/N Lending RateDecember15.5-
12/12/2019CPI YYNovember0.7-
12/12/2019O/N Borrowing RateDecember12.5-
12/12/2019HICP YYNovember0.6-
12/12/2019CBT Weekly Repo RateDecember14-
12/12/2019Industrial Output MMOctober--
12/12/2019Manufacturing OutputOctober-3.9-
12/12/2019Cumulative Ind. OutputOctober1.3-
12/12/2019Industrial Output YYOctober-1.8-
12/12/2019CPI Inflation YYNovember4.62-
12/12/2019ECB Refinancing RateDecember--
12/12/2019Foreign TradeOctober14.15-
12/12/2019GDP YY Quarterly RevisedQ31.7-
12/12/2019PPI exFood/Energy YYNovember1.6-
12/12/2019PPI Final Demand YYNovember1.1-
12/12/2019PPI ex Food/Energy/Tr MMNovember0.1-
12/12/2019PPI ex Food/Energy/Tr YYNovember1.5-
12/12/2019PPI exFood/Energy MMNovember0.3-
12/12/2019PPI Final Demand MMNovember0.4-
12/12/2019CPI MMNovember3.2-
12/12/2019Export Price Growth YYNovember-7.3-
12/12/2019Import Price Growth YYNovember-5.7-
12/12/2019Manufacturing PMINovember52.6-
12/12/2019Interest RateDecember2.25-
12/12/2019Tankan big non-mf outlook DIQ415-
12/12/2019Tankan All Sm Capex EstQ4-6.7-
12/12/2019Tankan Sm Mf Outlook DIQ4-9-
12/12/2019Tankan All Big Capex EstQ46.6-
12/12/2019Tankan Big Non-Mf IdxQ421-
12/12/2019Tankan Small Non-Mf IdxQ410-
12/12/2019Tankan Big Mf IdxQ45-
12/12/2019Tankan Sm Non-Mf Outlook DIQ41-
12/12/2019Tankan Big Mf Outlook DIQ42-
12/12/2019Tankan Small Mf IdxQ4-4-
12/13/2019Retail Sales YYOctober-2.2-
12/13/2019Trade BalanceOctober5.31-
12/13/2019Retail Sales YYOctober2.8-
12/13/2019GDP YYOctober0.8-
12/13/2019Current AccountOctober0.5-
12/13/2019Inflation RateNovember0.7-
12/13/2019WPI Food Articles YYNovember9.8-
12/13/2019WPI Fuel YYNovember-8.27-
12/13/2019WPI Inflation YYNovember0.16-
12/13/2019WPI Mfg InflationNovember-0.84-
12/13/2019Industrial Prod Adj YYOctober3.4-
12/13/2019CPI MM Final NSANovember0.2-
12/13/2019HICP Final YYNovember0.5-
12/13/2019HICP Final MMNovember--
12/13/2019CPI YY Final NSANovember0.4-
12/13/2019Industrial Orders MM SAOctober1-
12/13/2019Industrial Sales YY WDAOctober-1.6-
12/13/2019Industrial Sales MM SAOctober0.2-
12/13/2019Industrial Orders YY NSAOctober0.3-
12/13/2019Export Prices MMNovember-0.1-
12/13/2019Import Prices MMNovember-0.5-
12/13/2019Retail ControlNovember0.3-
12/13/2019Retail Sales MMNovember0.3-
12/13/2019Retail Ex Gas/AutosNovember0.1-
12/13/2019Retail Sales Ex-Autos MMNovember0.2-
12/13/2019Retail Sales YYOctober6.9-
12/13/2019Business Inventories MMOctober--
12/13/2019IBC-BR EconomicActivityOctober0.44-
12/14/2019Jibun Bank Mfg PMI FlashDecember48.9-
12/15/2019China House Prices YYNovember7.8-
12/15/2019Retail Sales YYNovember7.2-
12/15/2019Urban Investment (YTD)YYNovember5.2-
12/15/2019Industrial Output YYNovember4.7-
12/15/2019Trade Balance (Bln of )November0.16-
12/15/2019Exports Growth YYNovember-6.13-
12/15/2019Imports Growth YYNovember-16.39-
12/15/2019NBNZ Business OutlookDecember-26.4-
12/15/2019NBNZ Own ActivityDecember12.9-
12/15/2019Housing FinanceOctober1.4-
12/15/2019Non-Oil Exports YYNovember-12.3-
12/15/2019Non-Oil Exports MMNovember-2.9-
12/16/2019RBNZ Offshore HoldingsNovember49.9-
12/16/20193M Qtly Jobless AvgSeptember14-
12/16/2019Trade BalanceNovember5.9-
12/16/2019PPI YYNovember0.9-
12/16/2019PPI MMNovember-0.3-
12/16/2019Budget BalanceNovember-14.9-
12/16/2019Consumer Prices Final MMNovember--
12/16/2019CPI (EU Norm) Final YYNovember0.4-
12/16/2019CPI (EU Norm) Final MMNovember-0.1-
12/16/2019Consumer Prices Final YYNovember0.4-
12/16/2019Current Account BalanceOctober7.66-
12/16/2019Wages In Euro ZoneQ32.7-
12/16/2019Labour Costs YYQ32.7-
12/16/2019CBI Trends - OrdersDecember-26-
12/16/2019Industrial OutputNovember2.6-
12/16/2019Net Inflation YYNovember2.4-
12/16/2019Current AccountOctober171-
12/16/2019Securities Cdns COctober-2.4-
12/16/2019Securities Foreign COctober4.76-
12/16/2019NY Fed ManufacturingDecember2.9-
12/16/2019Markit Comp Flash PMIDecember52-
12/16/2019NAHB Housing Market IndxDecember70-
12/16/2019Net L-T Flows,Incl.SwapsOctober22.1-
12/16/2019Overall Net Capital FlowsOctober-37.6-
12/16/2019Net L-T Flows,ExswapsOctober49.5-
12/16/2019Foreign Buying, T-BondsOctober-34.3-
12/17/2019Trade Balance EUOctober1.25-
12/17/2019Global Trade BalanceOctober2.78-
12/17/2019Claimant Count Unem ChngNovember33-
12/17/2019Avg Wk Earnings 3M YYOctober3.6-
12/17/2019ILO Unemployment RateOctober3.8-
12/17/2019Avg Earnings (Ex-Bonus)October3.6-
12/17/2019Eurostat Trade NSA, EurOctober18.7-
12/17/2019PPI YYNovember-4.9-
12/17/2019PPI MMNovember-0.2-
12/17/2019Housing Starts NumberNovember1.31-
12/17/2019House Starts MM: ChangeNovember3.8-
12/17/2019Build Permits: Change MMNovember5-
12/17/2019Building Permits: NumberNovember1.46-
12/17/2019C/A Balance EUROctober-193-
12/17/2019Manufacturing Sales MMOctober-0.2-
12/17/2019Industrial Production MMNovember-0.8-
12/17/2019Manuf Output MMNovember-0.6-
12/17/2019Capacity Utilization SANovember76.7-
12/17/2019GDP YYQ30.6-
12/17/2019Current Account- AnnualQ3-10.23-
12/17/2019Current Account/GDPQ3-3.4-
12/17/2019Current Account - QtrlyQ3-1.11-
12/17/2019Imports YYNovember-14.8-
12/17/2019Exports YYNovember-9.2-
12/17/2019Trade Balance Total YenNovember17.315.7
12/17/2019EmploymentNovember-19-
12/17/2019Unemployment RateNovember5.3-
12/17/2019Participation RateNovember66-
12/17/2019Full Time EmploymentNovember-10.3-
12/18/2019Wholesale Price Index YYNovember-2.3-
12/18/2019Wholesale Price Index MMNovember-0.1-
12/18/2019Producer Prices YYNovember-0.6-
12/18/2019EU Norm Inflation MMNovember-0.1-
12/18/2019HICP MMNovember0.3-
12/18/2019EU Norm Inflation YYNovember2.9-
12/18/2019HICP YYNovember1-
12/18/2019Manufacturing ConfidenceDecember96.1-
12/18/2019Consumer Confidence SADecember91.9-
12/18/2019Corp. Sector Wages YYNovember5.9-
12/18/2019Employment YYNovember2.5-
12/18/2019CPI YYNovember1.5-
12/18/2019PPI Output Prices YY NSANovember0.8-
12/18/2019PPI Output Prices MM NSANovember-0.1-
12/18/2019RPIX YYNovember2.1-
12/18/2019PPI Core Output MM NSANovember-0.1-
12/18/2019CPI MMNovember-0.2-
12/18/2019RPI MMNovember-0.2-
12/18/2019PPI Core Output YY NSANovember1.3-
12/18/2019PPI Input Prices MM NSANovember-1.3-
12/18/2019PPI Input Prices YY NSANovember-5.1-
12/18/2019RPI YYNovember2.1-
12/18/2019RPI-X (Retail Prices) MMNovember-0.2-
12/18/2019HICP-X F&E Final YYNovember1.5-
12/18/2019HICP-X F, E, A, T Final MMNovember-0.5-
12/18/2019HICP-X F,E,A&T Final YYNovember1.3-
12/18/2019HICP-X tobacco YYNovember0.6-
12/18/2019HICP-X Tobacco MMNovember0.1-
12/18/2019HICP-X F&E MMNovember0.1-
12/18/2019HICP Final MMNovember0.1-
12/18/2019HICP Final YYNovember1-
12/18/2019CBI Distributive TradesDecember-3-
12/18/2019Unemployment RateNovember4.6-
12/18/2019CPI Inflation MMNovember0.3-
12/18/2019CPI BoC Core YYNovember1.9-
12/18/2019CPI Inflation YYNovember1.9-
12/18/2019CPI BoC Core MMNovember0.4-
12/18/2019Consumer Confidence IndxDecember-6-
12/18/2019Imports YYOctober3.8-
12/18/2019Trade BalanceOctober-916.2-
12/18/2019Annual Trade BalanceNovember-5.04-
12/18/2019GDP Exp Based QQ, SAQ30.7-
12/18/2019ImportsNovember6.05-
12/18/2019ExportsNovember5.03-
12/18/2019GDP Prod Based, Ann AvgQ32.4-
12/18/2019GDP Prod Based YY, SAQ32.1-
12/18/2019Trade BalanceNovember-1013-
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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.

Introduction

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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