Economic Events on December 5, 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 8:15 AM Eastern time, the monthly ADP Employment Report will be released.  Investors will be watching this number to get advance notice on . . . → Read More: Economic Events on December 5, 2012

Economic Events on October 4, 2012

The monthly Chain Store Sales report will be released today.  This report on sales in chain stores gives a look at the health of stores that make up about 10% of all retail sales.

The Challenger Job-Cut Report will be released at 7:30 AM Eastern time, providing an estimate of the number of layoffs . . . → Read More: Economic Events on October 4, 2012

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 August 2, 2012

The monthly Chain Store Sales report will be released today.  This report on sales in chain stores gives a look at the health of stores that make up about 10% of all retail sales.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 2, 2012

Economic Events on July 3, 2012

The figures for motor vehicle sales for June will be released today.  The consensus estimate is that 13.9 million autos were sold last month, which would be 100,000 more 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 July 3, 2012

Economic Events on June 4, 2012

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the Factory Orders report for April will be released.  The consensus is that there was an increase of 0.1% in orders from the previous month.

Economic Events on May 2, 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 8:15 AM Eastern time, the monthly ADP Employment Report will be released.  Investors will be watching this number to get advance notice on . . . → Read More: Economic Events on May 2, 2012

Economic Events on April 3, 2012

The figures for motor vehicle sales for March will be released today.  The consensus estimate is that 14.7 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 April 3, 2012

Economic Events on March 5, 2012

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the Factory Orders report for January will be released.  The consensus is that there was a decrease of 1.6% in orders from the previous month.

Also at 10:00 AM Eastern time, the ISM non-manufacturing index for February will be released.  The consensus estimate is that it decreased by 0.8 . . . → Read More: Economic Events on March 5, 2012

Economic Events on February 3, 2012

The Monster Employment Index for January was released today, and the index moved down 7 points from last month to a value of 133, but is 9% higher than last January’s value.

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Employment Situation report for January will be announced, and the consensus for non-farm payrolls is an increase . . . → Read More: Economic Events on February 3, 2012