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U.S. Retail Sales MoM

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Latest Release
Feb 17, 2021
Actual
5.3%
Forecast
1.1%
Previous
-1.0%
Retail Sales gauges the change in the aggregate value of sales at the retail level across the country. It is an important indicator of consumer spending accounting for the majority of overall economic activity.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.
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Currency: USD
Source: Census Bureau
U.S. Retail Sales MoM
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Mar 16, 2021 (Feb) 13:30   1.1% 5.3%
Feb 17, 2021 (Jan) 14:30 5.3% 1.1% -1.0%
Jan 15, 2021 (Dec) 14:30 -0.7% -0.2% -1.4%
Dec 16, 2020 (Nov) 14:30 -1.1% -0.3% -0.1%
Nov 17, 2020 (Oct) 14:30 0.3% 0.5% 1.6%
Oct 16, 2020 (Sep) 13:30 1.9% 0.7% 0.6%

News

Dollar Edges Lower; Fed Retains Easy Policy Stance
Dollar Edges Lower; Fed Retains Easy Policy Stance By Investing.com - Feb 18, 2021

By Peter Nurse Investing.com - The dollar edged lower in early European trading Thursday, with riskier currencies more in favor after the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting reinforced...

Top 5 Things to Watch in Markets in the Week Ahead
Top 5 Things to Watch in Markets in the Week Ahead By Investing.com - Feb 14, 2021

By Noreen Burke Investing.com -- Investors will continue to monitor progress towards more U.S. fiscal stimulus in the holiday shortened week ahead and while earnings season is starting to wind down...

Analysis

Kathy Lien
U.S. Dollar: No Love For U.S. Retail Sales? By Kathy Lien - Feb 17, 2021

·      USD Trades Higher As Retail Sales Beat Expectations ·      EUR Tanks on Concerns about Sluggish Recovery ·      GBP Tips Lower Amid Mild Increase in CPI ·      AUD Steady Ahead Of Jobs...

Kathy Lien
What Did Fed Do To Make U.S. Dollar Pop? By Kathy Lien - Jan 27, 2021

With the Federal Reserve holding its first monetary policy meeting of the year, it would be easy to attribute today’s U.S. dollar rally to the central bank’s comments. However, nothing in Fed Chairman...

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