Economic Events on April 30, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the monthly Personal Income and Outlays report for March will be released. The consensus for Personal Income is an increase of 0.3% over the previous month and the consensus Consumer Spending index change is an increase of 0.4%.

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, the Chicago PMI Index for April will be announced. The consensus index value is 60.8, which is 1.2 points lower than last month, but is still above the break-even level at 50.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index for April will be released.

At 3:00 PM Eastern time, the Farm Prices report for April will be released, giving investors and economists an indication of the direction of food prices in the coming months.

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