Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Wednesday: Existing Home Sales, FOMC Minutes, BLS Preliminary Benchmark Revision and More

by Calculated Risk on 8/20/2019 06:34:00 PM

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

• At 10:00 AM: Existing Home Sales for July from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.39 million SAAR, up from 5.27 million last month. Housing economist Tom Lawler expects the NAR to report 5.40 million SAAR.

• At 10:00 AM: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release the preliminary estimate of the upcoming annual benchmark revision.

• At 11:00 AM: CBO to Release Updated Budget and Economic Projections

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

• At 2:00 PM: FOMC Minutes, Meeting of July 30-31, 2019