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    Industrial Production

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator of changes in the volume of production in industrial enterprises in the sphere of digging and processing as well as enterprises of the residential sector.

    Market Impact:
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    The index records the total production output of mines, factories, and the volume of municipal services. The share of industry in the economy is 20%. The percentage change in the production in comparison with the previous month is sure to analyze. The production increase makes the money cost increase, it stimulates the stock to rise in price, and bonds - to fall.

    Published: in the middle of each month.

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    Institute for Supply Management monthly Purchasing Managers Index (ISM)

    Index: tracking.
    The result of the service workers poll to estimate monthly changes. The composite index for the service sector is formed on the basis of the poll, the center is at mark 50%.

    Market impact: limited.
    Departure from the mark upward or downward indicates an increase or decrease of the nonproductive sector. Indicator has limited influence over the market. Its growth has a positive impact on the dollar.

    Published: monthly at the beginning of the month.

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    ISM Manufacturing Index

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator records how active managers make purchases within the manufacturing sector. Nearly fifty indicators are accounted for the index calculation.

    Market Impact: High.
    ISM index is calculated on the basis of poll more than 400 companies in 20 industries and covering 50 states. The poll is conducted according to various monthly indicators: inventory, orders, production, employment, prices, speed of delivery, etc. The composite index for the industrial sector is formed on the basis of these indicators; the center is at mark 50%. Departure from the mark upward or downward indicates an increase or decrease of the industrial sector. The index does not include import and export orders, price changes for raw materials and blanks. The index is an indicator of increasing or decreasing the production sector and the overall economy. It’s advance has a positive influence over the local currency.

    Published: at the beginning of the month.

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    Jobless claims

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator records how many people applied for unemployment benefits.

    Market impact: limited.
    The less is amount of the jobless claims, the faster is economic growth and conversely. Permanent reduction of applying for unemployment benefits means labor market improving, economic growth and the strengthening of the dollar. If the index over 400 000, it means that the labor market is experiencing problems.

    Published: every week on Thursday.

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    Leading indicators index

    Index: tracking.
    Weighted average of the indicators that are starting to fall or rise earlier than the others. To calculate the index are used: applications for unemployment benefits, factory orders, average workweek, the indicators of monetary supply M, prices for basic stocks, building permits, consumer confidence index, orders for durable goods.

    Market impact: limited.
    The indicator has a limited impact on the market. Its growth leads to a strengthening of theUS dollar. If the index is negative a stretch of three months, it means that the country's economic growth slows.

    Published: on the 3rd week of the month.

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    MBA Purchase Applications

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator records the purchase and construction of housing. Various indicators of mortgage loans are collected and processed by Mortgage Banking Association.

    Market Impact: High.
    The index is an indicator not only of the needs of the public in housing, but also records the economic impulses. The jobs are devoted always to build a house, construction sector and builders income are rising. The home selling returns interest to a building company and sales agent. Home owners buy home appliances, which is a stimulus for trade and industry. Such a wave is very significant, if thousands of homes are being built every month. The index has a high influence over the market.

    Published: on Wednesdays.

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    Money Supply (М2)

    Index: tracking.
    The main indicator of the financial and banking system of the USA, records the monetary supply. Consists of cash monetary supply (M1), day-long repurchase agreement, day-long Eurodollar loans, deposits and deposit accounts (short and long term).

    Market impact: limited.
    The liquidity of the financial market and the price level highly depend on M2. The indicator records the growth of GDP and the power of the financial market.

    Published: on Thursdays.

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    Motor Vehicles Sales

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator records the amount of the car sold in the country.

    Market impact: limited.
    Expressed as a percentage. Characterizes the economic climate in the country. The low level of the indicator is negative for the dollar, high - positive.

    Published: at the end or at the beginning of the month.

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    New home sales

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator of the quantity of sold homes and homes on sale, falling to one family.

    Market impact: limited.
    The index depends on the mortgage lending percentage. At the beginning of the business cycle the index increases providing high demand and rate of the loan increasing. At the end of the business cycle demand is saturated, and the index falls. New home sales are dependent on housing sold. At the unsold housing quantity reduction the index advance is observed. A new housing sales growth has a positive influence over the rate of the national currency.

    Published: monthly at the beginning.

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    Nonfarm Payrolls

    Index: tracking.
    The number of jobs created over the last month in nonfarm sectors of the economy.

    Market Impact: High.
    A report is drawn up according to data by more than 400 thousand enterprises of the nonfarm sector with more than 250 people. 40% of jobs in the country are per these enterprises. The indicator characterizes the labor market with due regard to seasonality and has a high influence over the market. It promotes the growth of the national currency.

    Published: on the first Friday of the month.

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