The two monthly price reports come out during the week: The producer price index (final demand) on Thursday and the consumer price index on Friday, each at 8:30 a.m. New York time.
Leading indicators (in descending order of importance):
The interest rate spread between 10-year Treasuries and the federal funds rate, reported continually during market hours.
The M2 money supply, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
The S&P 500 index, reported continually during market hours.
Average weekly initial claims for unemployment from the jobless claims report at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
Events arranged by day:
Tuesday: The job openings and labor turnover survey at 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Petroleum inventories at 10:30 a.m.,
Thursday: Jobless claims at 8:30 a.m. and the producer price index (final demand), each at 8:30 a.m., and the M2 money supply at 4:30 p.m.
Friday: The consumer price index at 8:30 a.m. and the Treasury budget at 2 p.m.
I also keep an eye on the Baltic Dry Index, updated daily, and the 10-year implied inflation rate based on U.S. Treasury yields.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 4, 2018
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