This Week: All About Inflation


8:30 AM Consumer prices are expected to rise 0.3% in March which is projected to rise the year-over-year index to 3.4%

8:30 AM The Core index is expected to rise 0.3% in March with is expected to lower the year-over-year index to 3.7%

2:00 PM FOMC minutes

2:00 PM The US government budget deficit is expected to slow to $197.5 billion in February

9:30 PM China’s inflation rate is expected to have fallen to -0.5% in March which is expected to slow the year-over-year index to 0.4%


8:15 AM The European Central Bank is expected to hold interest rates at 4.5%

8:30 AM Producer prices are expected to have risen 0.3% in March which is projected to rise 2.2%

8:30 AM Initial jobless claims is expected to fall to 215k

12:00 PM Mortgage rates


2:00 AM UK’s GDP is expected to have risen 0.1% in February

10:00 AM The University of Michigan consumer sentiment for the US is expected to fall slightly to 94