Economic Events on March 30, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the monthly Personal Income and Outlays report for February will be released. The consensus for Personal Income is an increase of 0.4% over the previous month and the consensus Consumer Spending index change is an increase of 0.6%.

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, the Chicago PMI Index for March will be announced. The consensus index value is 63.0, which is 1 point lower than last month, but is still above the break-even level at 50.

At 9:55 AM Eastern time, Consumer Sentiment for the second half of March will be announced.  The consensus is that the index will be at 75.0, which is 0.7 points higher than the value reported in the first half of the month.

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