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Monday, August 26, 2013

Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Consumer Confidence, Richmond Fed Mfg Survey

by Calculated Risk on 8/26/2013 09:31:00 PM

A very disappointing report from CNBC tonight: Obama source predicts Summers will be named Fed chief soon

A source from Team Obama told CNBC that Larry Summers will likely be named chairman of the Federal Reserve in a few weeks though he is "still being vetted" so it might take a little longer.
I don't think Summers is a good choice for Fed Chair.  Also I doubt any delay is because he is still being vetted, more likely they are still trying to find the confirmation votes in the Senate.

• 9:00 AM ET, S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for June. Although this is the June report, it is really a 3 month average of April, May, and June. The consensus is for a 12.2% year-over-year increase in the Composite 20 index (NSA) for June. The Zillow forecast is for the Composite 20 to increase 12.1% year-over-year, and for prices to increase 1.1% month-to-month seasonally adjusted.

• At 10:00 AM, Conference Board's consumer confidence index for August. The consensus is for the index to decrease to 78.0 from 80.3.

• Also at 10:00 AM, Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for August. The consensus is for a reading of 0 for this survey, up from minus 11 in July (Above zero is expansion).