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.