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Economic Events this Week
8/26Mon08:30AM : Jul Durable Goods Orders
8/26Mon08:30AM : Jul Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)
8/26Mon10:30AM : Aug Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey
8/27Tue07:45AM : Weekly TRE-GS Store Sales Index
8/27Tue09:00AM : Jun S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index
8/27Tue09:00AM : Weekly Redbook Retail Sales Index
8/27Tue10:00AM : Aug Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index
8/27Tue10:00AM : Aug Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey
8/28Wed07:00AM : Weekly MBA Mortgage Applications Survey
8/28Wed10:00AM : Aug Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment
8/28Wed10:30AM : Weekly U.S. Petroleum Status Report
8/29Thu08:30AM : 2Q2019 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Preliminary
8/29Thu08:30AM : Weekly Initial Jobless Claims
8/29Thu10:00AM : Jul Pending Home Sales Index
8/30Fri08:30AM : Jul Personal Income
8/30Fri08:30AM : Jul Personal Spending
8/30Fri09:45AM : Aug Chicago Purchasing Managers Index
8/30Fri10:00AM : Aug Univ. of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index
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New Home Sales in July at annual rate of 635,000

08/23/19 10:00AM - New Home Sales
Sales of new single‐family houses in July 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 635,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 12.8 percent (±16.2 percent)* below the revised June rate of 728,000, but is 4.3 percent …more…

Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity declined in August

08/22/19 11:00AM - Tenth District manufacturing activity declined in August, while expectations for future activity edged higher (Chart 1). The month-over-month price indexes for raw materials and finished products decreased, turning negative for the first time since 2016. Firms continued to expect prices to rise over the next 6 …more…

U.S. Leading Economic Index increased 0.5% in July

08/22/19 10:00AM - The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in July to 112.2 (2016 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in June, and a 0.1 percent decline in May.

“The US LEI increased in July, following back-to-back modest declines. Housing permits, unemployment insurance claims, stock prices and the Leading Credit Index were the major drivers of the improvement,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director of Economic Research at The …more…

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 12,000 to 209,000

08/22/19 08:30AM - In the week ending August 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 209,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 220,000 to 221,000. The 4-week moving average was 214,500, an increase of 500 from the previous week's revised average. The …more…

Existing-Home Sales rose 2.5% in July

08/21/19 10:00AM - Existing-home sales strengthened in July, a positive reversal after total sales were down slightly in the previous month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Although Northeast transactions declined, the other three major U.S. regions recorded sales increases, including vast growth in the West …more…