At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 350,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 2,000 more than the previous week.
At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the final GDP report for the fourth quarter of 2011 will be announced. The consensus is an increase of 3.0% in real GDP and an increase of 0.9% in the GDP price index. The real GDP estimate is the same as the preliminary value for the third quarter of 2011, and the GDP price index is the same.
Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the monthly Corporate Profits report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis will be released.
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 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 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index for March will be released.
At 4:30 PM Eastern time, 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 Eastern time, 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.