Monday, June 25, 2012

Look Ahead: Case-Shiller House Prices

by Bill McBride on 6/25/2012 09:31:00 PM

The key report tomorrow will be the Case-Shiller house price index for April. Of course most of the focus will be on Europe and the summit meeting later this week.

On Europe, the Financial Times reports: EU could rewrite eurozone budgets

The European Union would gain far-reaching powers to rewrite national budgets for eurozone countries that breach debt and deficit rules under proposals likely to be discussed at a summit this week, according to a draft report seen by the Financial Times.

The proposals are part of an ambitious plan to turn the eurozone into a closer fiscal union ...
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• At 9:00 AM ET, S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for April will be released. The consensus is for a 2.3% decrease year-over-year in Composite 20 prices (NSA) in April. I think the year-over-year decline will be smaller than the consensus.

• At 10:00 AM, The Conference Board's consumer confidence index for June will be released. The consensus is for a decrease to 63.5 from 64.9 last month.


• Also at 10:00 AM, the Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for June will be released. The consensus is for an increase to 5 for this survey from 4 in May (above zero is expansion). So far the NY Fed (Empire State) and Philly Fed surveys were lower than expected, but the Dallas Fed survey was above expectations.