Weekly Schedule

The key reports this week are the third estimate of Q4 GDP, February New Home Sales and February Personal Income and Outlays.

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

----- Monday, Mar 23rd -----

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

----- Tuesday, Mar 24th -----

New Home Sales10:00 AM: New Home Sales for February 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 750 thousand SAAR, down from 764 thousand in January.

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

----- Wednesday, Mar 25th -----

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

8:30 AM: Durable Goods Orders for February from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for a 0.9% decrease in durable goods orders.

9:00 AM: FHFA House Price Index for January. This was originally a GSE only repeat sales, however there is also an expanded index.

----- Thursday, Mar 26th -----

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for a huge number of initial claims, up from 281 thousand the previous week.

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

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

----- Friday, Mar 27th -----

8:30 AM ET: Personal Income and Outlays, February. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in personal income, and for a 0.3% increase in personal spending. And for the Core PCE price index to increase 0.2%.

10:00 AM: University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (Final for March). The consensus is for a reading of 94.0.

10:00 AM: State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly), February 2020