Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thursday: Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Unemployment Claims and More

by Bill McBride on 9/14/2016 06:45:00 PM

• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 265 thousand initial claims, up from 259 thousand the previous week.

• Also at 8:30 AM, Retail sales for August will be released.  The consensus is for no change in retail sales in August.

• Also at 8:30 AM, The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for September. The consensus is for a reading of -1.0, up from -4.2.

• At 9:15 AM, The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for August. The consensus is for a 0.2% decrease in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to decrease to 75.7%.

• At 10:00 AM, Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales (business inventories) report for July.  The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in inventories.