Schedule for Week of December 15, 2019

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The key economic reports this week are November Housing Starts, Existing Home Sales, the 3rd estimate of Q3 GDP, and November Personal income and outlays.For manufacturing, November Industrial Production, and the December New York, Philly and Kansas City Fed surveys, will be released this week.----- Monday, Dec 16th -----

8:30 AM: The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for December. The consensus is for a reading of 4.0, up from 2.9.10:00 AM: The December NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of  70, unchanged from 70. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.----- Tuesday, Dec 17th -----

8:30 AM: Housing Starts for November. This graph shows single and total housing starts since 1968.The consensus is for 1.344 million SAAR, up from 1.314 million SAAR.9:15 AM: The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for October.This graph shows industrial production since 1967.The consensus is for a 0.8% increase in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to increase to 77.2%.10:00 AM ET: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for October from the BLS. This graph shows job openings (yellow line), hires (purple), Layoff, Discharges and other (red column), and Quits (light blue column) from the JOLTS. Jobs openings were at 7.024 million in September.----- Wednesday, Dec 18th -----

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