Economic Events on August 18, 2011

At 8:30 AM EDT, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 400,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 5,000 more than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM EDT, the Consumer Price Index report for July will be released.  The consensus is that CPI increased by 0.2% last month, and there was a 0.3% increase in CPI when food and energy are removed.

At 9:45 AM EDT, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index will be released, providing an update on Americans’ views of the U.S. economy, their personal finances and the buying climate.

At 10:00 AM EDT, the Leading Indicators report for July will be released. The consensus is that this index increased 0.2% last month, following an increase of 0.3% in the previous month.

Also at 10:00 AM EDT, the Existing Home Sales report for July will be released.  The consensus is that existing homes were sold at an annual rate of 4.92 million last month, which would be an increase of 150,000 from last month.

Also at 10:00 AM EDT, the Philadelphia Fed Survey report for August will be released.  The consensus is that the index will be at 4, which would be an increase of 0.8 points from the previous month.

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

At 4:30 PM EDT, 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 EDT, 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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1 comment to Economic Events on August 18, 2011

  • jerrihobbs

    today we have 15M illegal aliens working in this country, no reason the unemployee­d are not doing these jobs instead.

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