by Calculated Risk on 12/11/2021 08:11:00 AM
The key economic reports this week are November Retail Sales and Housing Starts.
For manufacturing, November Industrial Production, and the December New York, Philly and Kansas City Fed surveys, will be released this week.
The FOMC meets this week, and the FOMC is expected to announce a faster taper pace for asset purchases.
No major economic releases scheduled.
6:00 AM: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for November.
8:30 AM: The Producer Price Index for November from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.6% increase in PPI, and a 0.5% increase in core PPI.
7:00 AM ET: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.
This graph shows retail sales since 1992. This is monthly retail sales and food service, seasonally adjusted (total and ex-gasoline).
8:30 AM: The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for December. The consensus is for a reading of 25.0, down from 30.9.
10:00 AM: The December NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of 84, up from 83. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.
2:00 PM: FOMC Meeting Announcement. The FOMC is expected to announce a faster taper pace for asset purchases.
2:00 PM: FOMC Forecasts This will include the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) participants’ projections of the appropriate target federal funds rate along with the quarterly economic projections.
2:30 PM: Fed Chair Jerome Powell holds a press briefing following the FOMC announcement.
8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 200 thousand initial claims, up from 184 thousand last week.
This graph shows single and multi-family housing starts since 1968.
The consensus is for 1.570 million SAAR, up from 1.520 million SAAR.
8:30 AM: the Philly Fed manufacturing survey for December. The consensus is for a reading of 27.0, down from 39.0.
This graph shows industrial production since 1967.
The consensus is for a 0.7% increase in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to increase to 76.8%.
11:00 AM: the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey for December.
10:00 AM: State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) for November