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

Economic Events on June 27, 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 Durable Goods Orders report for May will be released. The consensus is that there was an increase of . . . → Read More: Economic Events on June 27, 2012

Economic Events on May 24, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 371,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 1,000 more than the previous week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Durable Goods Orders report for April will be released. The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on May 24, 2012

Economic Events on July 28, 2010

The Mortgage Bankers’ purchase index was released at 7:00 AM EDT, and there was a week to week increase of 2.0% in the Purchase Index and a week to week decrease of 5.9% in the Refinance Index as the housing market showed a slight improvement for the second week in a row from the . . . → Read More: Economic Events on July 28, 2010

Economic Events on April 23, 2010

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Durable Goods Orders report for March will be released.  The consensus is that there was a gain of 0.4% from February, which would be the fourth consecutive month of gains.

At 10:00 AM EDT, the new home sales report for March will be released.  The consensus is that 330,000 . . . → Read More: Economic Events on April 23, 2010

Aircraft Sales Have Durable Goods Flying High

Improvement in the factory sector looked material last month. The overall level of durable goods orders jumped 3.0% and that followed an upwardly revised 1.9% December increase. Transportation spiked 15.6% in January after a 1.5% rise the month before. For the latest month, non-defense aircraft lifted-off to a monthly 126.0% increase; defense . . . → Read More: Aircraft Sales Have Durable Goods Flying High

Second Half Growth: Coming on Strong

Back in mid-July, Intel gave us the first glimpses of a stronger than expected Q3. They made it clear then that Q3 growth would be anything but lackluster. On Friday they underscored that assertion by further raising their Q3 outlook. Now it’s likely that their strong growth will extend into Q4.

Intel . . . → Read More: Second Half Growth: Coming on Strong

Durable Goods Orders: Best Jump in 16 months

Strong demand for communications equipment, machinery and fabricated metal led an upbeat durable goods report for April. Overall orders jumped by 1.9%.

Most analysts were wrong and had expected only a rise of 0.4%.

The bounce in new orders was broad but was led by communication equipment which alone was up 6.9 percent. Significant . . . → Read More: Durable Goods Orders: Best Jump in 16 months