Saturday, April 04, 2015

Schedule for Week of April 5, 2015

by Bill McBride on 4/04/2015 10:49:00 AM

This will be a light week for economic releases.

----- Monday, April 6th -----

10:00 AM: ISM non-Manufacturing Index for March. The consensus is for a reading of 56.7, down from 56.9 in February. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion.

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

----- Tuesday, April 7th -----

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey 10:00 AM: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for February 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 increased in January to 4.998 million from 4.877 million in December.

The number of job openings (yellow) were up 28% year-over-year, and Quits were up 17% year-over-year.

3:00 PM: Consumer Credit for March from the Federal Reserve.  The consensus is for a $14 billion increase in credit.

----- Wednesday, April 8th -----

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

2:00 PM: FOMC Minutes for Meeting of March 17-18, 2015

----- Thursday, April 9th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for claims to increase to 285 thousand from 268 thousand.

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

----- Friday, April 10th -----