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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Schedule for Week of Dec 25th

by Calculated Risk on 12/24/2011 02:07:00 PM

Summary for Week ending Dec 23rd

Happy Holidays! This will be a light week for U.S. economic data. The Case-Shiller house price index will be released on Tuesday. Also the December Chicago PMI and three more regional Fed manufacturing surveys will released this week.

----- Monday, Dec 26th -----

All US markets will be closed in observance of the Christmas Day holiday.

----- Tuesday, Dec 27th -----

Case-Shiller House Prices Indices9:00 AM: S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for October. Although this is the October report, it is really a 3 month average of August, September and October.

This graph shows the nominal seasonally adjusted Composite 10 and Composite 20 indexes (the Composite 20 was started in January 2000).

The consensus is for a 0.2% decrease in prices in October. The CoreLogic index showed a 1.3% decrease in October (NSA). I expect new post-bubble lows for the Case-Shiller indexes (seasonally adjusted).

10:00 AM: Conference Board's consumer confidence index for December. The consensus is for an increase to 58.1 from 56.0 last month.

10:00 AM: Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for December. The consensus is for the index to be at 5, up from 0 in November (above zero is expansion).

10:30 AM: Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey for December. The index showed contraction in November with a reading of -5.1 (the only regional survey showing contraction).

----- Wednesday, Dec 28th -----

7:00 AM: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the mortgage purchase applications index. This index has been especially weak all year, although this doesn't include cash buyers.

----- Thursday, Dec 29th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. Last week was the lowest level for the 4-week average of weekly claims since early 2008.

9:45 AM: Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for December. The consensus is for a decrease to 60.1 from 62.6 in November.

10:00 AM: Pending Home Sales Index for November. The consensus is for a 1.5% increase in the index.

11:00 AM: Kansas City Fed regional Manufacturing Survey for December. The consensus is for the index to be at 6, up from 4 in November (above zero is expansion).

----- Friday, Dec 30th -----

No releases scheduled.