Saturday, June 18, 2016

Schedule for Week of June 19, 2016

by Bill McBride on 6/18/2016 08:09:00 AM

The key economic reports this week are New and Existing Home Sales for May.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday.

----- Monday, June 20th -----

No economic releases are scheduled.

----- Tuesday, June 21st -----

10:00 AM ET: Testimony, Fed Chair Janet Yellen, Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.

----- Wednesday, June 22nd -----

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

9:00 AM: FHFA House Price Index for April 2016. This was originally a GSE only repeat sales, however there is also an expanded index.  The consensus is for a 0.6% month-to-month increase for this index.

Existing Home Sales10:00 AM: Existing Home Sales for May from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.57 million SAAR, up from 5.45 million in April.

Housing economist Tom Lawler expects the NAR to report sales of 5.55 million SAAR in May.

10:00 AM ET: Testimony, Fed Chair Janet Yellen, Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

During the day: The AIA's Architecture Billings Index for May (a leading indicator for commercial real estate).

----- Thursday, June 23rd -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 270 thousand initial claims, down from 277 thousand the previous week.

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

New Home Sales10:00 AM ET: New Home Sales for May from the Census Bureau.

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

The consensus is for a decrease in sales to 565 thousand Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) in May from 619 thousand in April.

----- Friday, June 24th -----

8:30 AM: Durable Goods Orders for May from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for a 0.7% decrease in durable goods orders.

10:00 AM: University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (final for June). The consensus is for a reading of 94.1, down from the preliminary reading 94.0, and down from 94.7 in May.