Economic Events on January 15, 2013

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through this analysis of retail sales.

At 8:30 AM Eastern Time, the Empire State manufacturing index for January will be released. The consensus is that the index value will be 0, which would be 8.1 points higher than the value reported in the previous month.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Retail Sales report for December will be released.  The consensus is that retail sales were 0.2% higher last month, after an increase 0.3% in the previous month.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Producer Price Index for December will be released.  The consensus is that the index decreased 0.1% last month, and increased 0.2% when food and energy are excluded.

At 8:55 AM Eastern time, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the Business Inventories report for November will be released.  The consensus is that inventories increased 0.3% from the previous month.

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