Weekly Schedule

The key reports scheduled for this week are the advance estimate of Q4 GDP and December New Home sales.  Other key indicators include December Personal Income and Outlays and November Case-Shiller house prices.

For manufacturing, the Dallas and Richmond Fed manufacturing surveys will be released.

The FOMC meets this week, and no change to policy is expected at this meeting.

----- Monday, Jan 27th -----

New Home Sales10:00 AM: New Home Sales for December 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 730 thousand SAAR, up from 719 thousand in November.

10:30 AM: Dallas Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for January.

----- Tuesday, Jan 28th -----

8:30 AM: Durable Goods Orders for December. The consensus is for a 0.5% increase in durable goods.

Case-Shiller House Prices Indices9:00 AM ET: S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for December.

This graph shows the Year over year change in the nominal seasonally adjusted National Index, Composite 10 and Composite 20 indexes through the most recent report (the Composite 20 was started in January 2000).

The consensus is for a 2.4% year-over-year increase in the Comp 20 index for December.

10:30 AM: Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for January. This is the last of regional manufacturing surveys for January.

----- Wednesday, Jan 29th -----

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

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

2:00 PM: FOMC Meeting Announcement. No change to policy is expected at this meeting.

2:30 PM: Fed Chair Jerome Powell holds a press briefing following the FOMC announcement.

----- Thursday, Jan 30th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 215,000 initial claims, up from 211,000 last week.

8:30 AM: Gross Domestic Product, 4th quarter 2019 (Advance estimate). The consensus is that real GDP increased 2.1% annualized in Q4, the same as in Q3.

10:00 AM: the Q4 2019 Housing Vacancies and Homeownership from the Census Bureau.

----- Friday, Jan 31st -----

8:30 AM ET: Personal Income and Outlays for December. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in personal income, and for a 0.3% increase in personal spending. And for the Core PCE price index to increase 0.1%.

9:45 AM: Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for January. The consensus is for a reading of 48.5, up from 48.2 in December.

10:00 AM: University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (Final for January). The consensus is for a reading of 99.1.