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 be $1.1 billion less than the previous month.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for December will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

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 monitor the threat of inflation.

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 the United States.

At 12:30 PM Eastern time, the FOMC Meeting Announcement will be released, which will provide insight into how the Federal Reserve board governors and bank presidents view the economy.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for November will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

At 2:15 AM Eastern time, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will hold a press conference to discuss the FOMC Meeting Announcement.

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Economic Events on November 13, 2012

At 7:30 AM Eastern time, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for October will be released, providing information regarding the health and confidence of small businesses in the United States.

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 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for October will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

Economic Events on October 12, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Producer Price Index for September will be released.  The consensus is that the index decreased 0.8% last month, and was increased 0.2% when food and energy are excluded.

At 9:55 AM Eastern time, Consumer Sentiment for the first half of October will be announced.  The consensus is that the index will be at 78.3, which would be same as the level reported in the second half of last month.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for September will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

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Economic Events on October 10, 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 10:00 AM Eastern time, the Wholesale Trade report will be released for August, showing inventory levels for wholesalers in the United States.  The consensus is that wholesale inventories increased 0.4% .

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.

Also at 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for September will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

Economic Events on September 13, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 370,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 5,000 more than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Producer Price Index for August will be released.  The consensus is that the index increased 1.4% last month, and was increased 0.2% when food and energy are excluded.

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index will be released, providing an update on Americans’ views of the U.S. economy, their personal finances and the buying climate.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Natural Gas Report will be released, giving an update on natural gas inventories in the United States.

At 12:30 PM Eastern time, the FOMC Meeting Announcement will be made, which will provide insight into how long the Federal Reserve plans to keep their rates target at 0% to 0.25%.  It is assumed that there will be no immediate change in the Fed funds target rate, but any hint that rates could rise in the future could have an impact on the bond market and stock market.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for August will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

At 4:30 PM Eastern time, the Federal Reserve will release its Money Supply report, showing the amount of liquidity available in the U.S. economy.

Also at 4:30 PM Eastern time, the Federal Reserve will release its Balance Sheet report, showing the amount of liquidity the Fed has injected into the economy by adding or removing reserves.

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Economic Events on August 10, 2012

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

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for July will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

Economic Events on June 12, 2012

At 7:30 AM Eastern time, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for May 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 94.2, which is 0.3 points lower than the previous month’s value.

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 Import and Export Prices index for May will be released, providing some data that can be used to monitor the threat of inflation.

At 8:55 AM Eastern time, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for May will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

Economic Events on May 10, 2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak at the 48th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 366,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 1,000 more than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the International Trade report for March will be released.  The consensus is a deficit of $49.5 billion, which would be $3.5 billion larger than the previous month.

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

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index will be released, providing an update on Americans’ views of the U.S. economy, their personal finances and the buying climate.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Natural Gas Report will be released, giving an update on natural gas inventories in the United States.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for April will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

At 4:30 PM Eastern time, the Federal Reserve will release its Money Supply report, showing the amount of liquidity available in the U.S. economy.

Also at 4:30 PM Eastern time, the Federal Reserve will release its Balance Sheet report, showing the amount of liquidity the Fed has injected into the economy by adding or removing reserves.

Economic Events on April 11, 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 March will be released, providing some data that can be used to monitor the threat of inflation.

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 the United States.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for March will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

Also at 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Beige Book report will be released, giving us more information about economic conditions in each Federal Reserve district in advance of the next Fed meeting.