Monday, June 27, 2016

Tuesday: GDP, Case-Shiller House Prices

by Bill McBride on 6/27/2016 05:42:00 PM

NOTE: Fed Chair Yellen was scheduled to participate in a "Policy Panel" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Portugal on Wednesday. She has cancelled.  Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the G20's Financial Stability Board, has also cancelled.

Tuesday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, Gross Domestic Product, 1st quarter 2016 (Third estimate). The consensus is that real GDP increased 1.0% annualized in Q1, revised up from a 0.8% increase.

• At 9:00 AM, S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for April. Although this is the April report, it is really a 3 month average of February, March and April prices. The consensus is for a 5.5% year-over-year increase in the Comp 20 index for April. The Zillow forecast is for the National Index to increase 5.1% year-over-year in April.

• At 10:00 AM, Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for June. This is the last of the regional Fed surveys for June.

From Tim Duy: Fed Once Again Overtaken By Events

With global financial markets reeling in the wake of Brexit - Britain's unforced error as a political gamble went too far - the Fed is back on the sidelines. A July hike was already out of the question before Brexit, while September was never more than tenuous, depending on the data falling in place just right. Now September has moved from tenuous to "what are you thinking?" ...
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Bottom Line. The Fed will stand down for the moment; where they go down the road depends upon the depth and length of current disruption. I think at this point it goes without saying that if you hear a Fed speaker talking about July being on the table or confidently warning about two or three rate hikes this year, you should ignore them. Perhaps we can have that conversation later with regards to the December meeting, but certainly not now. ...