22928Fed Policymakers Divided Over Stimulus Unwind8/16/2017 6:24:19 PM"Several Fed policymakers were prepared to announce a start date for the shrinking of the US central bank’s balance sheet at the latest rate-setting meeting, but most preferred to wait for additional information on the economic outlook and developments potentially affecting financial markets, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/united-states/interest-rate
22927US Housing Starts Unexpectedly Fall in July8/16/2017 12:41:46 PM"Housing starts in the United States slumped 4.8 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1155 thousand in July of 2017, following a downwardly revised 1213 thousand in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 0.5 percent rise. Starts declined in the Northeast, Midwest and the West."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/united-states/housing-starts
22921US Retail Sales Post Biggest Gain in 7 Months8/15/2017 12:46:57 PM"Retail sales in the United States grew by 0.6 percent month-over-month in July 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in June and beating market expectations of 0.4 percent. It was the sharpest increase in retail trade since December last year, mainly driven by higher sales at miscellaneous store retailers and motor vehicle and parts dealers."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/united-states/retail-sales
22908US July Inflation Rate Below Expectations8/11/2017 12:52:58 PM"US consumer prices increased by 1.7 percent year-on-year in July 2017, missing market expectations of 1.8 percent and following a 1.6 percent gain in June. Prices rose at a faster pace for energy, food, medical care commodities and transportation services."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/united-states/inflation-cpi
22901US Posts $43 Billion Deficit in July8/10/2017 6:08:48 PM"The US government posted a USD 43 billion budget deficit in July 2017, smaller than a USD 113 billion gap in the same month of the previous year and below market expectations of a USD 73 billion deficit. Outlays fell 15 percent year-on-year to USD 275 billion while receipts increased 10 percent to USD 232 billion."United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/united-states/government-budget-value
22900US Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected8/10/2017 1:59:05 PMThe number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 3 thousand to 244 thousand in the week ended August 5th from the previous week's revised level of 241 thousand and above market expectations of 240 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/united-states/jobless-claims
22870US Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.3%8/4/2017 2:24:51 PM"US unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.3 percent in July 2017, matching a 16-year low touched in May. The number of unemployed persons was little changed at 7.0 million while the labor force participation rate edged up to 62.9 percent."United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/united-states/unemployment-rate
22872US Trade Gap Narrows to 8-Month Low8/4/2017 1:01:11 PM"The goods and services deficit in the United States narrowed to USD 43.6 billion in June 2017 from USD 46.4 billion a month earlier and compared to market expectations of a USD 45 billion gap. It was the smallest trade deficit since October 2016, as exports increased to their highest level in 2-1/2 years."United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/united-states/balance-of-trade
22871US Jobs Market Remains Solid in July8/4/2017 12:41:52 PM"Non farm payrolls in the US increased by 209K in July of 2017, below an upwardly revised 231K in June but above market expectations of 183 thousand. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, and health care."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/united-states/non-farm-payrolls
22867US ISM Non Manufacturing PMI at Near 1-Year Low8/3/2017 3:29:30 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States fell to 53.9 in July of 2017, well below 57.4 in June and market expectations of 57. It is the lowest reading since August of 2016 as production, new orders and employment eased and price pressures increased. Although the non-manufacturing sector growth slowed, the majority of respondents’ comments were mostly positive about business conditions and the state of the economy."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/united-states/non-manufacturing-pmi
22866US Jobless Claims Fall to 240K8/3/2017 12:36:24 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped by 5 thousand to 240 thousand in the week ended July 29th from the previous week's revised level of 245 thousand and slightly below market expectations of 242 thousand. Meanwhile, the 4-week moving average, which removes week-to-week volatility, fell by 2.5 thousand to 241,750 thousand."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/08032017123624.htm
22859US Factory Activity Growth Slows in July: ISM8/1/2017 2:13:23 PM"The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 56.3 in July of 2017 from 57.8 in June which was the highest since August of 2014. Figures came slightly below market expectations of 56.5 due to a slowdown in new orders, production and employment."United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/united-states/business-confidence
22858US Manufacturing PMI Revised Higher in July: Markit8/1/2017 1:51:31 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI rose to 53.3 in July of 2017 from a preliminary of 53.2 and 52 in June, final figures showed. It is the highest reading in four months as growth in output and new orders rebounded and inflationary pressures were muted."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/united-states/manufacturing-pmi
22857US Personal Spending In Line With Forecasts8/1/2017 12:44:16 PM"Personal spending in the United States edged up 0.1 percent month-over-month in June of 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.2 percent rise in May and in line with market expectations. A rise in services spending offset declines in purchases of both durable and nondurable goods. Meanwhile, personal income was flat in June, the worst performance in seven months and well below expectations of a 0.4 percent gain."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/united-states/personal-spending
22840US Consumer Sentiment Remains At 9 Month Low7/28/2017 2:57:50 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States was revised up to 93.4 from a preliminary of 93.1 in July of 2017 and compared to 95.1 in June. Still, it is the lowest reading since October of 2016 although future expectations declined less than expected and current conditions rose further."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/united-states/consumer-confidence
22839"US GDP Grows 2.6% in Q2, Matches Forecasts"7/28/2017 12:57:56 PM"The US economy advanced an annualized 2.6 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2017, following a downwardly revised 1.2 percent expansion in the previous period, matching market expectations, an advance estimate showed. The improvement was boosted by strong consumer spending and a rebound in government consumption while exports slowed and housing investment shrank."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/united-states/gdp-growth
22825US Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected7/27/2017 12:45:32 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 10 thousand to 244 thousand in the week ended July 22nd from the previous week's revised level of 234 thousand and above market expectations of 241 thousand. Meanwhile, the 4-week moving average, which removes week-to-week volatility, was unchanged at 244 thousand."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/07272017123356.htm
22826US Durable Goods Orders Rise the Most in 3 Years7/27/2017 12:44:11 PM"New orders for US manufactured durable goods jumped 6.5 percent month-over-month in June of 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent drop in May and beating market expectations of a 3 percent rise. It is the biggest gain since July of 2014, boosted by a 131.2 percent surge in orders for civilian aircraft. However, non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans decreased 0.1 percent, following an upwardly revised 0.7 percent rise in May and the first drop since December."United StatesDurable Goods OrdersUNITEDSTADURGOOORD/united-states/durable-goods-orders
22818Fed Leaves Monetary Policy Steady7/26/2017 6:11:35 PM"The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its July 2017 meeting and said it will start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion portfolio relatively soon. The committee considered near-term risks to the economic outlook as roughly balanced, but said it will closely monitor inflation."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/07262017175833.htm
22817US New Home Sales Rise For 2nd Month7/26/2017 2:14:04 PMSales of new single-family houses in the United States increased 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610 thousand in June of 2017 from a downwardly revised 605 thousand in May. The figure came below market expectations of 615 thousand. Sales rose in the Midwest and the West but fell in the South and were flat in the Northeast.United StatesNew Home SalesUNITEDSTANEWHOMSAL/united-states/new-home-sales