Economic Events on November 23, 2011

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 390,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 2,000 more than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Durable Goods Orders report for October will be released. The consensus is that there was a decrease of 1.0% from September.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the monthly Personal Income and Outlays report for October will be released. The consensus for Personal Income is an increase of 0.3% over the previous month and the consensus Consumer Spending index change is an increase of 0.3%.

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, 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 9:55 AM Eastern time, Consumer Sentiment for the second half of November will be announced.  The consensus is that the index will be at 64.6, which is 0.4 points higher than the value reported in the first half of the month.

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

At 11:00 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in the United States.

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