Saturday, December 06, 2014

Schedule for Week of December 7th

by Bill McBride on 12/06/2014 01:11:00 PM

The key economic report this week is November retail sales on Thursday.

Also the Census Bureau will release the Q3 Quarterly Services Report on Wednesday, and the Fed will release the Q2 Flow of Funds report on Thursday.

----- Monday, December 8th -----

At 10:00 AM ET: The Fed will release the monthly Labor Market Conditions Index (LMCI).

----- Tuesday, December 9th -----

7:30 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for November.

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey 10:00 AM: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for October from the BLS.

This graph shows job openings (yellow line), hires (purple), Layoff, Discharges and other (red column), and Quits (light blue column) from the JOLTS.

Jobs openings decreased in September to 4.735 million from 4.853 million in August.

The number of job openings (yellow) were up 20% year-over-year compared to September 2013, and Quits were up 16% year-over-year.

10:00 AM: Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for October. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in inventories.

Early: Trulia Price Rent Monitors for November. This is the index from Trulia that uses asking house prices adjusted both for the mix of homes listed for sale and for seasonal factors.

----- Wednesday, December 10th -----

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

10:00 AM: The Q3 Quarterly Services Report from the Census Bureau.

2:00 PM ET: The Monthly Treasury Budget Statement for November.

----- Thursday, December 11th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for claims to decrease to 296 thousand from 297 thousand.

Retail Sales 8:30 AM ET: Retail sales for November will be released.

This graph shows retail sales since 1992 through October 2014. This is monthly retail sales and food service, seasonally adjusted (total and ex-gasoline). On a monthly basis, retail sales decreased 0.3% from September to October (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.1% from October 2013.

The consensus is for retail sales to increase 0.4% in November, and to increase 0.1% ex-autos.

10:00 AM: Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales (business inventories) report for September.  The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in inventories.

12:00 PM: Q3 Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States from the Federal Reserve.

----- Friday, December 12th -----

8:30 AM: The Producer Price Index for November from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.1% decrease in prices, and a 0.1% increase in core PPI.

9:55 AM: Reuter's/University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (preliminary for December). The consensus is for a reading of 89.5, up from 88.8 in November.