Economic Calendar for the Week of October 11th


 Here is a look at the Economic Calendar for the rest of the week.  Of particular importance are the reports that will be released on Friday October 15th. 

The Consumer Pricing Index (CPI) is a measure of the price level of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by consumers.  It can be very volatile from month to month as a change in energy prices has a large influence on it.  The retail sales report is a measure of the total receipts of retail stores.  The changes in retail sales are widely followed as the most timely indicator of broad consumer spending patterns.

It will be important to keep an eye on these reports as bad economic news is good for Mortgage Interest Rates and good economic news has the opposite effect.  We’ll see what how the market reacts at the end of the week.


Date Statistic For Briefing Forecast Market Expects Prior
Oct 14 Initial Claims 10/09 450K 450K 445K
Oct 14 PPI Sep 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Oct 14 Trade Balance Aug -$40.0B -$44.5B -$42.8B
Oct 15 CPI Sep 0.1% 0.2% 0.3%
Oct 15 Retail Sales Sep 0.2% 0.4% 0.4%
Oct 15 Mich Sentiment Oct 67.0 68.5 68.2