Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, June 10, 2013 6:45 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The May jobs report is behind and a Federal Reserve meeting is on tap later this month.

Monday, March 11, 2013 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Much of the recent economic data we’ve seen has looked better than expected, but this week’s economic updates may prove to be less inspiring.

Monday, May 07, 2012 2:48 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

It’s a slow week for the economic calendar but a few reports could cause a stir, including the trade balance and producer price index.

Monday, April 09, 2012 12:46 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Another week brings more opportunities to gauge the economy, and investing opportunities, in the form of economic indicators.

For the second week of April, investors can look forward to the National Federation of Independent Business Index, the Beige Book, the producer price index, the Consumer Price Index and the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index.
NFIB small business survey

On Tuesday, the National Federal of Independent Business will release their survey of small business owners for the month of March. The February reading of the NFIB small business survey, released last month, indicated an increase for the sixth consecutive month.