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Organizing Fundamental Data to Track Market Movers

Markets can move when key fundamental data is released, such as the jobs report or consumer price index. Maintaining a calendar of the key fundamental data you want to watch can be critical to successfully catching a shift in the market winds. Here is a list of the release times for the key economic indicators important to all traders. You may want to add alerts for reports specific to the industries you're following.

Set up your calendar for automatic alerts for each of these reports so you don't miss a great trading opportunity:

Report Released by When Website
Consumer Confidence Index Conference Board 10 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month www.conference-board.org/data/consumerconfidence.cfm
Consumer Price Index (CPI) U.S. Department of Labor Around the 15th of the month for the previous month www.bls.gov/cpi/
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Advance data


Preliminary data

Final numbers
United States Department of Commerce 8:30 a.m. on the last business day of January, April, July, and October for the previous quarter

One month later

Two months later
www.bea.gov/national/index.htm
Manufacturing ISM Report on Business National Association of Purchasing Managers report (NAPM) 10 a.m. on the first business day of each month for the previous month http://www.ism.ws/ismreport/mfgrob.cfm
Producer Price Index (PPI) U.S. Department of Labor 8:30 a.m. around the 13th of each month for the previous month www.bls.gov/ppi/
Retail Sales Data U.S. Census Bureau 8:30 a.m. around the 12th of each month www.census.gov/retail/
Unemployment report U.S. Department of Labor 8:30 a.m. on the first Friday of each month for the previous month www.bls.gov
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