Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wednesday: CPI, Retail Sales

by Bill McBride on 2/13/2018 08:56:00 PM

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

• At 8:30 AM, Retail sales for January will be released.  The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in retail sales.

• Also at 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for January from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI.

• At 10:00 AM, Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales (business inventories) report for December.  The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in inventories.