11:00EZRetail Sales M/MMedium Impact
Period: 2Forecast: -0.4%Previous: 1.2%Actual: -0.3%

About this Event:

Retail sales figure is an aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over the measured time period. This is usually compiled using data sampling from different sectors to represent an entire country or region. In the US, this report is called Advance retail sales.

Retail Sales M/M: Historical Data:

Comments about this Event:

Euro zones Retail Sales y/y for the month of February were weaker than expected with a reading of -1.4% against a consensus of -1.2%, but up from a previous revised figure of -1.9%. On the other hand, m/m figures published are slightly better than the consensus with -0.3% against an expected figure of -0.4% but down from a revised 0.9% which reflect a slowdown in consumption in euro zone for the month of February. rises at the time of writing and trades now at 1.2929 levels.

11:00EZRetail Sales Y/YMedium Impact
Period: 2Forecast: -1.2%Previous: -1.3%Actual: -1.4%

About this Event:

Retail sales figure is an aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over the measured time period. This is usually compiled using data sampling from different sectors to represent an entire country or region. In the US, this report is called Advance retail sales.

Retail Sales Y/Y: Historical Data:

Comments about this Event:

Euro zones Retail Sales y/y for the month of February were weaker than expected with a reading of -1.4% against a consensus of -1.2%, but up from a previous revised figure of -1.9%. On the other hand, m/m figures published are slightly better than the consensus with -0.3% against an expected figure of -0.4% but down from a revised 0.9% which reflect a slowdown in consumption in euro zone for the month of February. rises at the time of writing and trades now at 1.2929 levels.

12:00DEFactory Orders M/MMedium Impact
Period: 2Forecast: 1.1%Previous: -1.9%Actual: 2.3%

About this Event:

It is a measure of manufacturing orders and sales. It is a complete picture of the situation in the manufacturing sector since it includes both durable and non-durable items. It has no major impact on the Forex market.

Factory Orders M/M: Historical Data:

Comments about this Event:

New orders for factory goods in Germany rose sharply in February, reversing a steep decline the previous month. Factory orders m/m rose 2.3% versus consensus for 1.1%, up from -1.9% in January. EUR/USD rose to a session high by 1.2939 at the time of writing.

14:30USChange in Private PayrollsHigh Impact
Period: 3Forecast: 200000Previous: 246000Actual: 95000

About this Event:

This figure is also published in the US Labor Department’ Employment Report every first Friday of the month. Private payrolls measure the total number of jobs added to the private sector of the United States during the measured period.

Change in Private Payrolls: Historical Data:

Comments about this Event:

Employment growth in the United States grew at a much slower pace than expected in a sign that economic momentum was easing. Non-farm payrolls rose 88’000 in March, the lowest in nine months, from a revised 268’000 (previously 236’000) the previous month. Market consensus was for an increase of 190’000. The Labor Department said the unemployment rate fell to 7.6% from 7.7%, while private payrolls rose 95’000 against a forecast for 246’000.

jumped to 1.3029 shortly after the data and is now trading around 1.2995.

14:30USAverage Hourly Earnings m/mMedium Impact
Period: 3Forecast: 0.2%Previous: 0.2%Actual: 0%

About this Event:

This indicator measures the average hourly earnings of all employees registered in an economy. It can potentially show the strength of the labor market as rising earnings indicate a stronger labor force while a decreasing figure may point at declining labor market conditions.

Average Hourly Earnings m/m: Historical Data:

14:30USAverage Weekly Hours m/mMedium Impact
Period: 3Forecast: 34.5Previous: 34.5Actual: 34.6

About this Event:

Like average hourly earnings, Average weekly hours may also indicate the strength of the labor market. More hours worked by employees indicate better quality jobs and may lead to more earnings while less hours could indicate poorer labor conditions.

Average Weekly Hours m/m: Historical Data:

14:30USManufacturing PayrollsMedium Impact
Period: 3Forecast: 10000Previous: 14000Actual: -3000

About this Event:

A sub category of US jobs report displaying the month to month change in employment in the manufacturing sector in the United States.

Manufacturing Payrolls: Historical Data:

14:30CANet Change in EmploymentHigh Impact
Period: 3Forecast: 6500Previous: 50700Actual: -54500

About this Event:

Net number of new employed people.

Net Change in Employment: Historical Data:

14:30USChange in Non-Farm PayrollsHigh Impact
Period: 3Forecast: 190000Previous: 236000Actual: 88000

About this Event:

The change in non-farm payrolls is reported by the US Labor Department and represents the total number of new paid workers added (or lost) to the United States. This figure represents all workers except general government employees, private household employees, employees of non-profit organizations and farm employees. This figure accounts for approximately 80% of the workers that make up the whole gross domestic product of the US. It is published on the first Friday of every month and is one of the most, if not the most, influential indicators on the market.

Change in Non-Farm Payrolls: Historical Data:

Comments about this Event:

Employment growth in the United States grew at a much slower pace than expected in a sign that economic momentum was easing. Non-farm payrolls rose 88’000 in March, the lowest in nine months, from a revised 268’000 (previously 236’000) the previous month. Market consensus was for an increase of 190’000. The Labor Department said the unemployment rate fell to 7.6% from 7.7%, while private payrolls rose 95’000 against a forecast for 246’000.

jumped to 1.3029 shortly after the data and is now trading around 1.2995.

14:30USTrade BalanceMedium Impact
Period: 2Forecast: -44.6BlnPrevious: -44.4BlnActual: -43Bln

About this Event:

The trade balance is a country’s total exports minus its imports of goods and services over the measured period of time. A positive figure means the country is running a trade surplus while a negative number shows a deficit.

Trade Balance: Historical Data:

14:30USUnemployment RateHigh Impact
Period: 3Forecast: 7.7%Previous: 7.7%Actual: 7.6%

Unemployment Rate: Historical Data:

Comments about this Event:

Employment growth in the United States grew at a much slower pace than expected in a sign that economic momentum was easing. Non-farm payrolls rose 88’000 in March, the lowest in nine months, from a revised 268’000 (previously 236’000) the previous month. Market consensus was for an increase of 190’000. The Labor Department said the unemployment rate fell to 7.6% from 7.7%, while private payrolls rose 95’000 against a forecast for 246’000.

jumped to 1.3029 shortly after the data and is now trading around 1.2995.

14:30CAUnemployment RateHigh Impact
Period: 3Forecast: 7%Previous: 7%Actual: 7.2%

Unemployment Rate: Historical Data:

Comments about this Event:

The unemployment rate comes higher than expected by 0.2%, with a reading of 7.2%, up from 7.0% last month. These figures show a clear deterioration of the Canadian economic outlook. skyrockets at the time of writing to trade at 1.0203.

16:00CAPMIMedium Impact
Period: 3Forecast: 52.5Previous: 51.1Actual: -

PMI: Historical Data: