Economic Events on January 18, 2013

At 9:55 AM Eastern time, Consumer Sentiment for the first half of January will be announced.  The consensus is that the index will be at 75.0, which would be an increase of 2.1 points from the level reported in the second half of last month.

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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 . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 17, 2013

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, . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 16, 2013

Economic Events on January 15, 2013

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 Empire State manufacturing index for January will be released. The consensus is that the index value will be 0, . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 15, 2013

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 January 11, 2013

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

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the International Trade report for December will be released.  The consensus is a deficit of $41.1 billion, which would . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 11, 2013

Economic Events on January 10, 2013

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 362,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 10,000 less 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 January 10, 2013

Economic Events on January 9, 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 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 9, 2013

Economic Events on January 8, 2013

At 7:30 AM Eastern time, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for December will be released, providing information regarding the health and confidence of small businesses in the United States.  The consensus is that the index is at a level of 87.9, which is 0.4 points higher than the previous month’s value.

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Economic Events on January 2, 2013

The figures for motor vehicle sales for December will be released today.  The consensus estimate is that 15.1 million autos were sold last month, which would be 400,000 less than the previous month.

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 2, 2013