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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Schedule for Week of May 21, 2023

by Calculated Risk on 5/20/2023 08:11:00 AM

The key reports this week are the second estimate of Q1 GDP, April New Home Sales, and Personal Income and Outlays for April.

For manufacturing, the May Richmond and Kansas City Fed manufacturing surveys will be released.

----- Monday, May 22nd -----

No major economic releases scheduled.

----- Tuesday, 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 sales rate for last month.

The consensus is for 660 thousand SAAR, down from 683 thousand SAAR in March.

10:00 AM: Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for May.

----- Wednesday, May 24th -----

7:00 AM ET: 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).

2:00 PM: FOMC Minutes, Minutes Meeting of May 2-3, 2023

----- Thursday, May 25th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 250 thousand initial claims, up from 242 thousand last week.

8:30 AM: Gross Domestic Product, 1st quarter 2023 (Second estimate). The consensus is that real GDP increased 1.1% annualized in Q1, unchanged from the advance estimate of 1.1%.

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

10:00 AM: Pending Home Sales Index for April. The consensus is for a 0.5% increase in the index.

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

----- Friday, May 26th -----

8:30 AM ET: Personal Income and Outlays, April 2023. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in personal income, and for a 0.4% increase in personal spending. And for the Core PCE price index to increase 0.3%.  PCE prices are expected to be up 4.3% YoY, and core PCE prices up 4.6% YoY.

8:30 AM: Durable Goods Orders for April from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for a 1.1% decrease in durable goods orders.

10:00 AM: University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (Final for May). The consensus is for a reading of 57.7.