Sunday, October 17, 2010

Schedule for Week of Oct 17th

by Calculated Risk on 10/17/2010 02:15:00 PM

Note: The previous post was the weekly summary for last week.

Two key housing reports will be released this week: September housing starts (Tuesday) and October homebuilder confidence (Monday). Also the Fed will release September industrial production and capacity utilization (Tuesday).

Update: Large bank earnings added for comments on Foreclosure-Gate.

----- Unscheduled, but likely -----

CoreLogic House Price Index for August. This release will probably show further declines in house prices. The index is a weighted 3 month average for June, July and August.

Making Home Affordable Program (HAMP) for September and the “Housing Scorecard”

----- Monday, Oct 18th -----

8:00 AM ET: Citigroup Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Review

9:15 AM ET: The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for September. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in Industrial Production, and an increase to 74.8% (from 74.7%) for Capacity Utilization.

10 AM: The October NAHB homebuilder survey. This index collapsed following the expiration of the home buyer tax credit. The consensus is for a slight increase to 14 from 13 in September (still very depressed).

12:55 PM Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart speaks at Savannah Rotary Club.

----- Tuesday, Oct 19th -----

8:00 AM: Bank of America Q3 2010 Earnings

8:00 AM: Goldman Sachs earnings

8:30 AM: Housing Starts for September. Housing starts also collapsed following the expiration of the home buyer tax credit. The consensus is for a decrease to 580,000 (SAAR) in September from 598,000 in August. Note: the August increase was mostly from multi-family starts.

Morning: Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) for August.

Various Fed Speeches scheduled: NY Fed's Dudley, Chicago Fed’s Evans at about 10 AM, Dallas Fed’s Fisher and Minneapolis Fed’s Kocherlakota at about 1:00 PM.

----- Wednesday, Oct 20th -----

Early: The AIA's Architecture Billings Index for September will be released (a leading indicator for commercial real estate). This has been showing ongoing contraction, and usually this leads investment in non-residential structures (hotels, malls, office) by 9 to 12 months.

7:00 AM: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the mortgage purchase applications index. This index declined sharply following the expiration of the tax credit, and the index has only recovered slightly over the last few months even with record low mortgage rates.

7:30 AM: Morgan Stanley third quarter 2010 financial results

8:00 AM: Wells Fargo earnings

2:00 PM: The Fed’s Beige Book for early October. This is anecdotal information on current economic conditions.

Fed Speeches: Philly Fed's Plosser at about 1:00 PM and Richmond Fed's Lacker at 4:00 PM.

----- Thursday, Oct 21st -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. Consensus is for about a decrease to 455,000 from 462,000 last week (still elevated).

10:00 AM: Philly Fed Survey for October. This survey showed contraction over the last two months. The consensus is for a slight increase to 1.8 from -0.7 in September.

10:00 AM: Conference Board's index of leading indicators for August. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in this index.

Fed Speeches: St Louis Fed's Bullard at about 10:00 AM, and Kansas City Fed's Hoenig at 9:45 PM.

----- Friday, Oct 22nd -----

10:00 AM: the BLS will release the Regional and State Employment and Unemployment report for September.

After 4:00 PM: The FDIC will probably have another busy Friday afternoon ...