Economic Events on December 27, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 365,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 4,000 more than the previous week.

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 New Home Sales report for November will be released. The consensus is that 375,000 new homes were sold last month, which would be 7,000 more than the prior month.

Also at 10:00 AM Eastern time, the ISM manufacturing index for December will be released.  The consensus estimate is that it decreased 3.7 points last month to a value of 70.0, but will still signal economic growth as it stays above the mid-point of 50.

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the Existing Home Sales report for October will be released.  The consensus is that existing homes were sold at an annual rate of 4.8 million last month, which would be an decrease of 110,000 from the previous month.

Also at 10:00 AM Eastern time, the monthly report on Consumer Confidence for XXX will be released.  The consensus index level is XXX, which would be a XXX point increase over XXX.

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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