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 . . . → Read More: Economic Events on February 29, 2012

Economic Events on January 31, 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 8:55 AM Eastern time, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

At 9:00 AM Eastern time, the . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 31, 2012

Economic Events on December 29, 2011

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 372,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 8,000 more than the previous week.

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index will be released, providing an update . . . → Read More: Economic Events on December 29, 2011

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.

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Economic Events on October 31, 2011

At 9:45 AM EDT, the Chicago PMI Index for October will be announced. The consensus index value is 58.0, which is 2.4 points lower than last month, but is still above the break-even level at 50.

Economic Events on September 30, 2011

At 8:30 AM EDT, the monthly Personal Income and Outlays report for August will be released. The consensus for Personal Income is an increase of 0.1% over the previous month and the consensus Consumer Spending index change is an increase of 0.2%.

At 9:45 AM EDT, the Chicago PMI Index for September will be . . . → Read More: Economic Events on September 30, 2011

Economic Events on August 31, 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.

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

At 8:15 AM EDT, . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 31, 2011

Economic Events on July 29, 2011

At 8:30 AM EDT, the advance GDP report for the second quarter of 2011 will be announced.  The consensus is an increase of 1.9% in real GDP and an increase of 2.0% in the GDP price index.  The real GDP estimate is the same as the final value for the first quarter of 2011, and the . . . → Read More: Economic Events on July 29, 2011

Economic Events on June 30, 2011

At 8:30 AM EDT, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report.  The consensus is that there were 420 ,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 9,000 less than the previous week.

At 9:45 AM EDT, the Chicago PMI Index for June will be announced.  The consensus index value . . . → Read More: Economic Events on June 30, 2011

Economic Events on May 31, 2011

At 9:00 AM EDT, the monthly S&P/Case-Shiller home price index report will be released.  Given that most economists don’t expect the overall U.S. economy to improve until housing prices end their decline, the market will be watching this number closely.

At 9:45 AM EDT, the Chicago PMI Index for May will be announced.  The . . . → Read More: Economic Events on May 31, 2011