Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak at the 48th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition.
At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 366,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 1,000 more than the previous week.
Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the International Trade report for March will be released. The consensus is a deficit of $49.5 billion, which would be $3.5 billion larger than the previous month.
Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Import and Export Prices index for April will be released, providing some data that can be used to monitor the threat of inflation.
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 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for April will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.
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.