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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wednesday: Retail Sales, PPI, NY Fed Mfg Survey, Beige Book and More

by Calculated Risk on 10/14/2014 08:51:00 PM

An amazing story from Bob Koslow as the Daytona Beach News Journal: In Ocean Hammock, dream house, ocean view, wrong lot (ht Walt)

Six months after building a large custom house with an ocean view, Missouri residents Mark and Brenda Voss learned of a big problem – it’s on the wrong lot.

Their three-story vacation rental house with an estimated construction value of $680,000 actually sits on the lot next to the one they own in the gated Ocean Hammock resort community.

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

• At 8:30 AM, Retail sales for September will be released. The consensus is for retail sales to decrease 0.1% in September, and to increase 0.3% ex-autos.

• Also at 8:30 AM, the Producer Price Index for September from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in prices, and a 0.1% increase in core PPI.

• Also at 8:30 AM, the NY Fed Empire Manufacturing Survey for October. The consensus is for a reading of 20.0, down from 27.5 in September (above zero is expansion).

• At 10:00 AM, Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales (business inventories) report for August. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in inventories.

• At 2:00 PM, the Federal Reserve Beige Book, an informal review by the Federal Reserve Banks of current economic conditions in their Districts.