Economic Events on January 17, 2013

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 887,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 26,000 more than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Housing Starts report for December will be released.  The consensus is that construction on 605,000 new homes were started last month, which would be a decrease of 53,000 from 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 Philadelphia Fed Survey report for January will be released.  The consensus is that the index will be at 6, which would be a decrease of 2.1 points 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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