Economic Events on January 16, 2013

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Consumer Price Index report for December will be released.  The consensus is that CPI was unchanged last month, and there was a 0.1% increase in CPI when food and energy are removed.

At 9:00 AM Eastern time, the Treasury International Capital report for November will be released, showing the flow of capital in and out of the United States economy.

At 9:15 AM Eastern time, the Industrial Production report for December will be released. The consensus is that there will be an increase 0f 0.2% in production and an increase 0f 0.4% in industrial capacity utilization.

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the Housing Market Index for January will be announced.  This index is created from a survey of home builders, so it shows the confidence that the sector has in the overall economy and their business.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in the United States.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.

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Economic Events on November 28, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the New Home Sales report for October will be released. The consensus is that 387,000 new homes were sold last month, which would be 2,000 less than the prior month.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in the United States.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.

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Economic Events on October 10, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the Wholesale Trade report will be released for August, showing inventory levels for wholesalers in the United States.  The consensus is that wholesale inventories increased 0.4% .

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.

Also at 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for September will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

Economic Events on July 18, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Housing Starts report for June will be released.  The consensus is that construction on 745,000 new homes were started last month, which would be an increase of 37,000 from the previous month.

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver his semi-annual monetary policy testimony to the House Financial Services Committee.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in the United States.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.

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Economic Events on June 6, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Productivity and Costs report for the first quarter of 2012 will be released.  The consensus is that non-farm productivity decreased by 0.8% in the last quarter and labor unit costs increased 2.1%.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in the United States.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.

Economic Events on April 11, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Import and Export Prices index for March will be released, providing some data that can be used to monitor the threat of inflation.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in the United States.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for March will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

Also at 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.

Economic Events on February 29, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the preliminary GDP report for the fourth quarter of 2011 will be announced.  The consensus is an increase of 2.8% in real GDP and an increase of 0.4% in the GDP price index.  The real GDP estimate is the same as the advance value for the fourth quarter of 2011, and the GDP price index is the same.

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, the Chicago PMI Index for February will be announced. The consensus index value is 61.0, which is 0.8 points higher than last month, and is still above the break-even level at 50.

At 9:30 AM Eastern time, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will give his semiannual report to the House Financial Services Committee.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in the United States.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.

At 3:00 PM Eastern time, the Farm Prices report for February will be released, giving investors and economists an indication of the direction of food prices in the coming months.

Economic Events on January 11, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in the United States.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.

Economic Events on November 30, 2011

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

The Challenger Job-Cut Report will be released at 7:30 AM Eastern time, providing an estimate of the number of layoffs in November.

At 8:15 AM Eastern time, the monthly ADP Employment Report will be released.  Investors will be watching this number to get advance notice on the state of the job market in advance of the government’s report on Friday.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the revised Productivity and Costs report for the third quarter of 2011 will be released.  The consensus is that non-farm productivity increased by 2.6% in the last quarter and labor unit costs decreased 2.3%.

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, the Chicago PMI Index for November will be announced. The consensus index value is 59.0, which is 0.6 points higher than last month, and is still above the break-even level at 50.

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the pending home sales index for October will be announced.  The consensus is that the index increased 1.5% last month.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in the United States.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.

At 3:00 PM Eastern time, the Farm Prices report for November will be released, giving investors and economists an indication of the direction of food prices in the coming months.

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Economic Events on October 19, 2011

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM EDT, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Consumer Price Index report for September will be released.  The consensus is that CPI increased by 0.3% last month, and there was a 0.2% increase in CPI when food and energy are removed.

Also at 8:30 AM EDT, the Housing Starts report for September will be released.  The consensus is that construction on 590,000 new homes were started last month, which would be a increase of 19,000 from the previous month.

At 10:30 AM EDT, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in the United States.

At 2:00 PM EDT, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.