Economic Events on January 14, 2013

At 4:30 PM Eastern time, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will make remarks at the University of Michigan on monetary policy and the U.S. economy.

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Economic Events on December 12, 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 October will be released, providing some data that can be used to . . . → Read More: Economic Events on December 12, 2012

Economic Events on November 27, 2012

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 Durable Goods Orders report for October will be released. The consensus is that there was a decrease of 0.8% . . . → Read More: Economic Events on November 27, 2012

Good News?

Bernanke is apparently not seeking another term as the Fed chairman:

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will most likely step down from his position in January 2014, even if President Barack Obama stays for a second term, according to friends of the chairman.

This probably sounds like good news, especially since there are . . . → Read More: Good News?

Economic Events on October 1, 2012

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the Construction Spending report for August will be released, and the consensus is that there was an increase of 0.6% in spending compared to the previous month.

Also at 10:00 AM Eastern time, the ISM manufacturing index for September will be released.  The consensus estimate is that it increased . . . → Read More: Economic Events on October 1, 2012

Economic Events on September 19, 2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will meet privately with the Senate Finance Committee to discuss economic policy and the fiscal cliff.

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 . . . → Read More: Economic Events on September 19, 2012

Here Comes QE3!

Satan’s retarded cousin (“Ben Bernanke,” as he’s known to many in the public) has apparently decided that the dollar just is not yet close enough to worthless:

The Federal Reserve’s announcement today that is launching a third round of quantitative easing validated widely held expectations that the central bank would provide more monetary stimulus . . . → Read More: Here Comes QE3!

Economic Events on August 31, 2012

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, the Chicago PMI Index for August will be announced. The consensus index value is 53.0, which is 0.7 points lower than last month, but is still above the break-even level of 50.

At 9:55 AM Eastern time, Consumer Sentiment for the second half of August will be announced.  The . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 31, 2012

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 . . . → Read More: Economic Events on July 18, 2012

Economic Events on July 17, 2012

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 Consumer Price Index report for June will be released.  The consensus is that CPI was unchanged last month, and . . . → Read More: Economic Events on July 17, 2012