The key economic reports this week are September Retail Sales, Housing Starts and Existing Home sales.
For manufacturing, September Industrial Production, and the October New York and Philly Fed surveys will be released this week.
—– Monday, October 16th —–
8:30 AM ET: The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for October. The consensus is for a reading of -1.5, down from 1.9.
This graph shows retail sales since 1992. This is monthly retail sales and food service, seasonally adjusted (total and ex-gasoline).
This graph shows industrial production since 1967.
The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to decrease to 79.6%.
10:00 AM: The October NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of 44, down from 45 in September. Any number below 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as poor than good.
—– Wednesday, October 18th —–
7:00 AM ET: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.
This graph shows single and multi-family housing starts since 1968.
The consensus is for 1.405 million SAAR, up from 1.283 million SAAR.
During the day: The AIA/Deltek’s Architecture Billings Index for September (a leading indicator for commercial real estate).
2:00 PM: the Federal Reserve Beige Book, an informal review by the Federal Reserve Banks of current economic conditions in their Districts.
—– Thursday, October 19th —–
8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 210 thousand initial claims, up from 209 thousand last week.
8:30 AM: the Philly Fed manufacturing survey for October. The consensus is for a reading of -6.8, up from -13.5.
The graph shows existing home sales from 1994 through the report last month.
12:00 PM: Discussion, Fed Chair Jerome Powell, Economic Outlook, At the Economic Club of New York (ECNY) Luncheon, New York, New York
—– Friday, October 20th —–
10:00 AM: State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) for September 2023