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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Schedule for Week of May 18th

by Calculated Risk on 5/17/2014 01:02:00 PM

The key reports this week are April Existing Home Sales on Thursday and April New Home sales on Friday.

For manufacturing, the May Kansas City Fed survey will be released.

----- Monday, May 19th -----

No economic releases scheduled.

----- Tuesday, May 20th -----

No economic releases scheduled.

----- Wednesday, May 21st -----

7:00 AM: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

During the day: The AIA's Architecture Billings Index for April (a leading indicator for commercial real estate).

11:30 AM, Fed Chair Janet Yellen Speaks, Commencement Remarks, At the New York University Commencement, New York, New York

2:00 PM: FOMC Minutes for the Meeting of April 29-30, 2014.

----- Thursday, May 22nd -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for claims to increase to 310 thousand from 297 thousand.

8:30 AM ET: Chicago Fed National Activity Index for April. This is a composite index of other data.

Existing Home Sales10:00 AM: Existing Home Sales for April from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

The consensus is for sales of 4.67 million on seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) basis. Sales in March were at a 4.59 million SAAR. Economist Tom Lawler estimates the NAR will report sales of 4.70 million SAAR.

As always, a key will be inventory of homes for sale.

11:00 AM: the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey for May.

----- Friday, May 23rd -----

New Home Sales10:00 AM: New Home Sales for April from the Census Bureau.

This graph shows New Home Sales since 1963. The dashed line is the March sales rate.

The consensus is for an in increase in sales to 420 thousand Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) in April from 384 thousand in March.