Economic Events on January 13, 2011

At 8:30 AM EST, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report.  The consensus is that there were 405,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 4,000 less than the number released last week.

Also at 8:30 AM EST, the International Trade report for November will be released.  The consensus is a deficit of $41 billion, which would be $2.3 billion less than October.

Also at 8:30 AM EDT, the Producer Price Index for December will be released.  The consensus is that the index increased 0.9% over last month, and increased 0.2% when food and energy are excluded.

At 10:30 AM EST, the weekly Energy Information Administration Natural Gas Report will be released, giving an update on natural gas inventories in the United States.

At 1:00 PM EST, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will participate on a panel discussing small business lending.

At 4:30 PM EST, the Federal Reserve will release its Money Supply report, showing the amount of liquidity available in the U.S. economy.

Also at 4:30 PM EST, the Federal Reserve will release its Balance Sheet report, showing the amount of liquidity the Fed has injected into the economy by adding or removing reserves.

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