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.
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.
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.