Investment News – August 20, 2012

Investment News

August 2012

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.


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Investment news August 2012

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