By Calculated Risk

The key reports this week are October New Home sales, Existing Home sales, the second estimate of Q3 GDP, and Personal Income and Outlays for October.

For manufacturing, the Richmond Fed manufacturing survey will be released this week.

—– Monday, November 22nd —–

8:30 AM ET: Chicago Fed National Activity Index for October. This is a composite index of other data.

Existing Home Sales

10:00 AM: Existing Home Sales for October from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 6.20 million SAAR, down from 6.29 million in September.

The graph shows existing home sales from 1994 through the report last month.


Housing economist Tom Lawler expects the NAR to report 6.34 million SAAR.

—– Tuesday, November 23rd —–

10:00 AM: Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for November.

—– Wednesday, November 24th —–

7:00 AM ET: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 270 thousand initial claims, up from 268 thousand last week.

8:30 AM: Gross Domestic Product, 3nd quarter 2020 (Second estimate). The consensus is that real GDP increased 2.1% annualized in Q3, up from 2.0% in the advance estimate of GDP.

8:30 AM: Durable Goods Orders for October from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in durable goods orders.

10:00 AM: Personal Income and Outlays for October. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in personal income, and for a 1.0% increase in personal spending. And for the Core PCE price index to increase 0.4%.

New Home Sales

10:00 AM: New Home Sales for October from the Census Bureau.

This graph shows New Home Sales since 1963. The dashed line is the sales rate for last month.

The consensus is for 801 thousand SAAR, up from 800 thousand in September.

10:00 AM: University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index (Final for November). The consensus is for a reading of 66.8.

2:00 PM: FOMC Minutes, Meeting of November 2-3, 2021

—– Thursday, November 25th —–

All US markets will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

—– Friday, November 26th —–

The NYSE and the NASDAQ will close early at 1:00 PM ET.

Original Article – Calculated Risk

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