Thursday, March 15, 2018

Today on NPR Planet Money with Cardiff Garcia

by Bill McBride on 3/15/2018 07:12:00 PM

Cardiff Garcia interviewed me at NPR Planet Money: Calculated Risk, Calculated Caution. This was related to my post two weeks ago: When the Story Changes, Be Alert. Thanks to Cardiff for having me on!

Friday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, Housing Starts for February. The consensus is for 1.284 million SAAR, down from 1.326 million SAAR.

• At 9:15 AM, The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for February. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to increase to 77.7%.

• At 10:00 AM, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for January from the BLS. Jobs openings decreased in December to 5.811 million from 5.978 in November. The number of job openings were up 4.9% year-over-year, and Quits were up 5.6% year-over-year.

• Also at 10:00 AM, University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (Preliminary for March). The consensus is for a reading of 98.5, down from 99.7.