I am positive a 10 AM economic report for today May 31 was released early. That means it either had to be Factory Orders or the Chicago PMI. I saw the futures jump 5 points in 2 seconds around 9:59:30, from 1225 to 1230 on Nasdaq e-mini, and then the index moved the same amount on the next tick. Yet CNBC tv didn't even report getting the numbers in until about 10:00:30 which is a full one minute after the move. So much for news channels being useful. Thank god I exited my position with a big profit 5 minutes earlier and didn't wait until the last moment before 10 AM to get out or I would have lost half the profit. How common is this? Are reports often released a minute early? Or was it released after 10 AM but some insiders have inside knowledge of these reports? I never want to be in a trade when a report is released, so it bothers me that they could release them early and catch you off guard.