Weekly Schedule

This will be light week for economic data.

----- Monday, October 5th -----

Early: Reis Q3 2015 Mall Survey of rents and vacancy rates.

10:00 AM ET: The Fed will release the monthly Labor Market Conditions Index (LMCI).

10:00 AM: the ISM non-Manufacturing Index for September. The consensus is for index to decrease to 57.7 from 59.0 in August.

----- Tuesday, October 6th -----

U.S. Trade Deficit 8:30 AM: Trade Balance report for August from the Census Bureau.

This graph shows the U.S. trade deficit, with and without petroleum, through July. The blue line is the total deficit, and the black line is the petroleum deficit, and the red line is the trade deficit ex-petroleum products.

The consensus is for the U.S. trade deficit to be at $48.6 billion in August from $41.9 billion in July.

----- Wednesday, October 7th -----

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

3:00 PM: Consumer Credit for August from the Federal Reserve. The consensus is for an increase of $20.5 billion in credit.

----- Thursday, October 8th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 271 thousand initial claims, down from 275 thousand the previous week.

2:00 PM: The Fed will release the FOMC Minutes for the Meeting of September 16-17, 2015

----- Friday, October 9th -----

10:00 AM: Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for August. The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in inventories.