U.S. March ISM Manufacturing Index Falls to 51.5% in March; Est. at 52.5% Apr 1, 2015 10:03AM (Updated - April 1, 2015 10:03 AM EDT)

U.S. March ISM Manufacturing index falls to 51.5 from 52.9 and the estimate of 52.5.

UPDATE - More from the ISM press release:

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 70th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

The report was issued today by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM,... (continue reading...)


Feb Construction Spending -0.1% versus -0.1% expected Apr 1, 2015 10:01AM

Feb Construction Spending -0.1% versus -0.1% expected.


UPDATE: Markit US Manufacturing PMI 55.7 in March; Est. at 55.3 Apr 1, 2015 09:54AM (Updated - April 1, 2015 9:54 AM EDT)

Markit US Manufacturing PMI 55.7 versus and expected 55.3

UPDATE - More from Markit follows:

March data pointed to a positive month for U.S. manufacturing business conditions, with momentum building again after a slowdown at the turn of the year. This was highlighted by stronger rates of output and new business growth, alongside sustained job creation during the latest survey period. New export sales remained a source of weakness in... (continue reading...)


ADP Employment Change 189K Versus Expected 225K Apr 1, 2015 08:18AM

(Updated - April 1, 2015 8:18 AM EDT)

Private sector employment increased by 189,000 jobs in March according to the ADP National Employment Report, versus an expected increase of 225,000.

More from the release:

Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment: 189,000

  • By Company Size
    • Small businesses: 108,000
      • 1-19 employees 57,000
      • 20-49 employees 51,000
    • Medium businesses: 62,000
      • 50-499 employees 62,000
    • Large businesses: 19,000
      • 500-999 employees 7,000
      • 1,000+ employees 12,000
  • By... (continue reading...)

China PMI Turns Positive in March; Economists Remain Skeptical on Data (FXI) Apr 1, 2015 06:45AM

Chinese stocks are active early Wednesday following economic data showing an uptick in manufacturing last month.

According to the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, China's official Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 50.1 in March, from a reading of 49.9 the prior month. PMI readings above 50 indicate expansion and below 50 indicate contraction. It's the first positive reading since last December.

Market watchers generally see the PMI gaining as government... (continue reading...)


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Mar 31, 2015 10:00AM March Consumer Confidence Index 101.3 vs 96.4
Mar 31, 2015 09:45AM Chicago Purchasing Manager 46.3 vs 51.7 Expected
Mar 31, 2015 09:00AM ISM Milwaukee 53.25 vs 51.5 Expected
Mar 31, 2015 09:00AM S&P/Case-Shiller MoM 20 City Index 0.87% vs 0.65% Expected
Mar 30, 2015 10:30AM Dallas Fed Manf. Activity -17.4 vs -8.8 Expected
Mar 30, 2015 10:00AM Feb. MoM Pending Home Sales 3.1% vs 0.3% Expected
Mar 30, 2015 08:30AM Feb. Personal Income 0.4% vs 0.3% Expected, Spending 0.1% vs 0.2%
Mar 27, 2015 01:06PM UPDATE: Baker Hughes Total U.S. Rig Count Down 21 to 1048
Mar 27, 2015 10:00AM March U of M Sentiment 93 vs 92 Expected
Mar 27, 2015 08:30AM Q4 GDP 2.2% vs 2.4% Expected
Mar 26, 2015 10:30AM Natural Gas Inventory 12 bcf vs 7 bcf Expected
Mar 26, 2015 09:45AM Markit March Services PMI 58.6 vs 57 Expected, Composite PMI 58.5
Mar 26, 2015 08:30AM Initial Jobless Claims 282K vs 290K Expected
Mar 25, 2015 10:32AM UPDATE: Crude Inventory 8.17M Barrels vs 4.9M Expected
Mar 25, 2015 08:30AM Durable Goods Orders -1.4% vs 0.2% Expected; Ex-Trans -0.4% vs 0.2%
Mar 25, 2015 07:00AM MBA Mortgage Applications 9.5% vs -3.9% Prior
Mar 24, 2015 04:45PM UPDATE: API Crude Inventory Increases 4.8M Barrels
Mar 24, 2015 10:00AM Feb. New Home Sales 539K vs 464K Expected
Mar 24, 2015 09:59AM Richmond Fed Manf. Index -8 vs 3 Expected
Mar 24, 2015 09:45AM Markit US Manufacturing PMI 55.3 vs 54.6 Expected
Mar 24, 2015 09:02AM FHFA House Price Index 0.3% vs 0.5% Expected
Mar 24, 2015 08:30AM Feb. MoM CPI 0.2% vs 0.2% Expected, Ex-Food and Energy 0.2% vs 0.1%
Mar 23, 2015 10:00AM Feb. Existing Home Sales 4.88M vs 4.9M Expected
Mar 19, 2015 10:30AM Natural Gas Inventory -45 bcf vs -48 bcf Expected
Mar 19, 2015 10:01AM Leading Index 0.2% vs 0.2% Expected
Mar 19, 2015 10:00AM Philadelphia Fed 5 vs 7 Expected
Mar 19, 2015 08:30AM Q4 Current Account Balance -$113.5B vs -$104B Expected
Mar 19, 2015 08:30AM Initial Jobless Claims 291K vs 293K Expected
Mar 18, 2015 04:02PM Tekmira Pharma (TKMR) to Offer 6M Common Shares
Mar 18, 2015 10:33AM UPDATE: Crude Inventory 9.6M Barrels vs 4.1M Expected
Mar 18, 2015 07:00AM MBA Mortgage Applications -3.9% vs -1.3% Prior
Mar 17, 2015 08:30AM Feb. Housing Starts 897K vs 1040K Expected
Mar 16, 2015 04:00PM Net Long-Term TIC Flows -$27.2 vs $35.4 Prior
Mar 16, 2015 10:00AM NAHB Housing Market Index 53 vs 56 Expected
Mar 16, 2015 09:15AM Feb. MoM Industrial Production 0.1% vs 0.2% Expected
Mar 16, 2015 08:30AM March Empire Manufacturing 6.9 vs 8 Expected
Mar 13, 2015 10:00AM U of M Sentiment 91.2 vs 95.5
Mar 13, 2015 08:30AM Feb. MoM PPI -0.5% vs 0.3% Expected, Ex-Food and Energy -0.5% vs 0.1%
Mar 12, 2015 12:00PM U.S. household net worth rose $1.52 trillion in Q4
Mar 12, 2015 10:30AM Natural Gas Inventory -198 bcf vs -189 bcf Expected
Mar 12, 2015 10:00AM Jan. Business Inventories 0.0% vs 0.1% Expected
Mar 12, 2015 08:31AM MoM Import Price Index 0.4% vs 0.2% Expected
Mar 12, 2015 08:30AM Initial Jobless Claims 289K vs 305K Expected
Mar 12, 2015 08:30AM Feb. Retail Sales Advance -0.6% vs 0.3%, Ex-Auto -0.1%
Mar 11, 2015 10:34AM UPDATE: Crude Inventory 4.5M Barrels vs 4.6M Expected
Mar 10, 2015 10:00AM Jan. MoM Wholesale Inventories 0.3% vs -0.1% Expected
Mar 10, 2015 09:00AM NFIB Small Business Optimism 98 vs 98.9 Expected
Mar 6, 2015 03:00PM Jan. Consumer Credit $11.56B vs $14.75B Expected
Mar 6, 2015 01:07PM UPDATE: U.S. Rig Count Declines 75 to 1,192 - Baker Hughes
Mar 6, 2015 08:35AM Change in Nonfarm Payrolls 295K vs 235K Expected
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