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Weekly Schedule

The key report this week is July CPI.

----- Monday, Aug 8th -----

No major economic releases scheduled.

----- Tuesday, Aug 9th -----

6:00 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for July.

12:00 PM: (expected) MBA Q2 National Delinquency Survey

----- Wednesday, Aug 10th -----

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

8:30 AM: The Consumer Price Index for July from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in CPI, and a 0.5% increase in core CPI.  The consensus is for CPI to be up 8.8% year-over-year and core CPI to be up 6.1% YoY.

----- Thursday, Aug 11th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 263 thousand up from 260 thousand last week.

8:30 AM: The Producer Price Index for July from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in PPI, and a 0.4% increase in core PPI.

----- Friday, Aug 12th -----

10:00 AM: University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (Preliminary for August).