Investment News for August 20, 2012 – This Weeks’ Economic Numbers and Media Data
|Monday||Chicago Fed National Activity Index which gauges
economic activity for July is released.
Recent signals have been consistent with weak growth
with little to no inflation pressure.
|Tuesday||Bank of Atlanta president Lockhart speaks on
“ the U.S. Economic Outlook and implications for
Latin America.”Electronics Retailer Best Buy is expected to
show weaker than expected second-quarter results than a year earlier.14:00 hrs FOMC Minutes for July 31st meeting.
|Wednesday||07:00 hrs MBA Mortgage Index
08/4 ( NA vs -4.5%)10:00 hrs Existing Home Sales
July 4.55 mln vs 4.37 mln10:30 hrs
Crude Inventories 8/18 NA vs -3.699 mln bbls
Toll Brothers and Hewlett Packard are scheduled to
report third quarter earnings.
|Thursday||08:30 hrs Initial Claims 08/18
( 365K vs 366K )
08:30 hrs Continuing Claims
08/11 ( 3300K vs 3305K )
10:00 hrs FHFA Housing Price Index June ( NA vs +0.8% )
10:00 hrs New Home Sales July ( 368K vs 350K )
|Friday||08:30 hrs Durable Goods Orders
July ( 2.5% vs 1.3% )
DG Ex Transportation ( 0.5% vs -1.4% )
German Chancellor Angela Merkel along with
French President Hollande are scheduled to meet
with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.