by Calculated Risk
The key economic reports this week are October Retail Sales, Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales.
For manufacturing, October industrial production, and the November New York, Philly and Kansas City Fed surveys, will be released this week.
8:30 AM: The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for November. The consensus is for a reading of 13.8, up from 10.5.
8:30 AM ET: Retail sales for October will be released.
The consensus is for a 0.5% increase in retail sales.
This graph shows the year-over-year change in retail sales and food service (ex-gasoline) since 1993. Retail and Food service sales, ex-gasoline, increased by 6.8% on a YoY basis.
9:15 AM: The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for October.
This graph shows industrial production since 1967.
The consensus is for a 1.0% increase in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to increase to 72.4%.
10:00 AM: The November NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of 85, unchanged from 85. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.
11:00 AM: NY Fed: Q3 Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit
7:00 AM ET: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.
8:30 AM: Housing Starts for October.
This graph shows single and total housing starts since 1968.
The consensus is for 1.460 million SAAR, up from 1.415 million SAAR.
During the day: The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index for October (a leading indicator for commercial real estate).
8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is initial claims decreased to 700 thousand from 709 thousand last week.
8:30 AM: the Philly Fed manufacturing survey for November. The consensus is for a reading of 24.0, down from 32.3.
10:00 AM: Existing Home Sales for October from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 6.45 million SAAR, down from 6.54 million in September.
The graph shows existing home sales from 1994 through the report last month.
11:00 AM: the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey for November.
10:00 AM: State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) for October 2019