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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Monday: Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey

by Calculated Risk on 8/05/2012 10:03:00 PM

Off topic: The Mars Rover Lands tonight. NASA TV has the coverage. The landing is at 10:31 PM PT tonight or 1:31 AM ET in the early morning.

• On Monday, at 9:00 AM ET, pre-recorded speech by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, "Economic Measurement".

• At 2:00 PM, the Fed is expected to release the July 2012 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices. This survey might show if there has been any tightening in financial standards due to the European crisis, or if loan demand has weakened in the US.

The Asian markets are green tonight, with the Nikkei up 1.8% and the Shanghai Composite up 2.0%.

From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: the S&P future are up about 3, and the DOW futures up about 15.

Oil: WTI futures are at $91.29 and Brent is at $108.60 per barrel.

Summary for Week Ending Aug 3rd
Schedule for Week of Aug 5th