Kiplinger's Economic Calendar for This Week (April 8-12)

Check out our economic calendar for this week, as well as our previews and recaps of the more noteworthy reports.

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Below is a weekly economic calendar of the most important upcoming economic reports scheduled to be released over the next several days. At times, we provide expanded previews and recaps for select reports.  

Please check back often. This economic calendar is updated regularly. Bolded reports are those considered more noteworthy and all reporting times are in Eastern Standard Time.


Economic calendar highlights

Monday (4/8)

There are no noteworthy economic reports scheduled for Monday, April 8.

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Tuesday (4/9)

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Economic reportPeriodTime released
NFIB Small Business IndexMarch6:00 am

Wednesday (4/10)

Inflation stays hot in March

Wednesday morning's release of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and core CPI is arguably the most anticipated event on the economic calendar. 

"Though inflation peaked back in 2022, the fact remains that it's still too high for the central bank's comfort. That's why the Consumer Price Index or CPI report has become pretty much the star of the economic data calendar," writes Dan Burrows, senior investing writer at Kiplinger.com, in his feature "When Is the Next CPI Report?".

The data for March echoed recent hotter-than-expected inflation reports and calls into question the disinflation trend seen in late 2023. Specifically, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday that headline CPI rose 0.4% month-over-month in March and 3.5% year-over-year. Both figures were higher than economists were expecting and the annual rise was more than February's 3.2% increase.

Core CPI, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, also rose at a quicker-than-anticipated rate, up 0.4% month-to-month and 3.8% year-over-year. 

The "inflation data surprised to the upside for the third month in a row," says Charlie Ripley, senior investment strategist for Allianz Investment Management. The data takes a June rate cut off the table and pushes the first one back to after the summer, he adds. "[G]iven the trajectory of the economy, the uncertainty around monetary policy is going to remain high for the foreseeable future," Ripley says.

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Economic reportPeriodTime released
Consumer Price Index (CPI)March8:30 am
Core CPIMarch8:30 am
Wholesale inventoriesMarch10:00 am
Boston Fed President Susan Collins speaksN/A12:00 pm
Fed meeting minutesN/A2:00 pm
Federal budget balanceMarch2:00 pm

Thursday (4/11)

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Economic reportPeriodTime released
Weekly jobless claimsWeek ended April 58:30 am
Producer Price Index (PPI)March8:30 am
Core PPIMarch8:30 am
New York Fed President John Williams speaksN/A8:45 am
Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee speaksN/A12:45 pm
Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic speaksN/A1:30 pm

Friday (4/12)

Consumer sentiment will be in focus Friday

Inflation will remain in focus through Friday thanks to the release of the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index. The data helps Wall Street and economists gauge how confident consumers are feeling about the economy, what their short- and long-term inflation expectations are, and how comfortable they feel spending money based on these outlooks.

The data is released twice a month and Friday's reading will give the first look at consumer sentiment for April. 

In March, consumer sentiment edged higher, reflecting "a perception among consumers that the economy has been holding steady in its current state." Both short- and longer-term inflation expectations edged down. 

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Economic reportPeriodTime released
Import pricesMarch8:30 am
University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey (preliminary)April10:00 am
Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic speaksN/A2:30 pm
San Francisco President Mary Daly speaksN/A3:30 pm

Reporting schedules are provided Forex Factory and MarketWatch.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor, Kiplinger.com

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at Kiplinger.com. She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.