Economic Events on December 13, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 370,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be the same as the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Producer Price Index for November will be released.  The consensus is that the index decreased 0.5% last month, and was increased 0.2% when food and energy are excluded.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Retail Sales report for November will be released.  The consensus is that retail sales were 0.6% higher last month, after decreasing 0.3% in the previous month.

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 10:00 AM Eastern time, the Business Inventories report for October will be released.  The consensus is that inventories increased 0.4% from the previous 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 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.

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