|Consumer Confidence: Consumer Confidence captures the level of confidence that individuals have in economic activity. A high level of consumer confidence stimulates economic expansion while a low level drives to economic downturn. A high reading is positive (or bullish) for the currency, while a low reading is negative (or bearish).
Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (US): The Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index released by the Reuters/University of Michigan is a survey of personal consumer confidence in economic activity. It shows a picture of whether or not consumers are willing to spend money. A high reading anticipates positive (or bullish) for the USD, while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).
Retail Sales: It measures the total receipts of retail stores. Monthly percent changes reflect the rate of changes of such sales. Changes in Retail Sales are widely followed as an indicator of consumer spending. A high reading is seen as positive (or bullish), while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).
Retails Sales Ex Autos (US): The Retail Sales ex Autos released by the US Census Bureau is a monthly data that shows all goods sold by retailers based on a sampling of retail stores of different types and sizes except the automobile sector. The retail sales index is often taken as an indicator of consumer confidence. This report is the "advance" report, which can be revised fairly significantly after the final numbers are calculated. The positive economic growth anticipates bullish movements for the USD.
Personal Spending (US): The Personal Spending released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce is an indicator that measures the total expenditure by individuals. The level of spending can be used as an indicator of consumer optimism. It is also considered as a measure of economic growth: While the Personal spending stimulates inflationary pressures, it could lead to rise interest rates. A high reading is positive (or Bullish) for the USD.
Consumer Confidence House Holds (Japan): The Consumer Confidence released by the Cabinet Office captures the level of confidence that house holds have in economic activity. A high level of consumer confidence stimulates economic expansion while a low level drives to economic downturn. A result above 50 is positive (or bullish) for the JPY, whereas a result below 50 is seen as bearish.