Two major reports are on the agenda: Retail sales and the producer price index, each on Friday at 8:30 a.m. New York time.
Leading indicators (in descending order of importance):
The interest rate spread between 10-year Treasuries and the federal funds rate, reported continually during market hours.
The M2 money supply, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
The S&P 500 index, reported continually during market hours.
Average weekly initial claims for unemployment from the jobless claims report at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
The index of consumer expectations from the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey at 10 a.m. Friday.
by Eckhard Hein et al.
Events arranged by day:
Tuesday: Productivity and unit labor costs at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Job openings and labor turnover survey at 10 a.m., petroleum inventories at 10:30 a.m. and the Treasury budget at 2 p.m.
Thursday: Jobless claims and import and export prices, each at 8:30 a.m., and the M2 money supply at 4:30 p.m.
Friday: Retail sales and producer prices, each at 8:30 a.m., and business inventories and consumer sentiment, each at 10 a.m.
I also keep an eye on the Baltic Dry Index, updated daily, and the 5-year implied inflation rate based on U.S. Treasury yields, which presently stands at 1.36%, up two basis points from a week earlier.
- 4-week: Announcement Monday 11 a.m., auction Tuesday 11:30 a.m., settlement Thursday.
- 3-month: Auction Monday 11:30 a.m., announcement Thursday 11 a.m., settlement Thursday.
- 6-month: Auction Monday 11:30 a.m., announcement Thursday 11 a.m., settlement Thursday.
- 52-week: Announcement Thursday 11 a.m.
- 3-year: Auction Tuesday 1 p.m.
- 10-year: Auction Wednesday 1 p.m.
- 30-year: Auction Thursday 1 p.m.
Summertime, and the living is easy, at least for the Fed glitterati, none ofwhom has scheduled a public appearance during the week.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.
--Winston Churchill, speech at Harrow School (1941)
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 7, 2016
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