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Personal income and spending (personal income and outlays) reports show the monthly change in the amounts expended and earned by US consumers and together comprise an important fundamental indicator. Stronger spending leads to faster growth of the economy. Increasing income suggests rising wages. Better-than-expected readings lead to dollar appreciation. Worse-than-expected values usually trigger a fall of the USD against other currencies. Personal income and spending are reported by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis 30 days after the month ends, making it a lagging indicator. You can browse through the posts listed here and read about the reports released since 2007.

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