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Schedule for Week of Mar 25, 2018

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The key economic reports this week are the third estimate of Q4 GDP, Personal Income and Outlays for February, and Case-Shiller house prices.

—– Monday, Mar 26th —–

8:30 AM ET: Chicago Fed National Activity Index for February. This is a composite index of other data.

10:30 AM: Dallas Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for March.

—– Tuesday, Mar 27th —–

Case-Shiller House Prices Indices9:00 AM ET: S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for January.

This graph shows the nominal seasonally adjusted National Index, Composite 10 and Composite 20 indexes through the December 2017 report (the Composite 20 was started in January 2000).

The consensus is for a 6.2% year-over-year increase in the Comp 20 index for January.

10:00 AM ET: Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for March. This is the last of the regional surveys for March.

—– Wednesday, Mar 28th —–

7:00 AM ET: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

8:30 AM: Gross Domestic Product, 4th quarter 2017 (Third estimate). The consensus is that real GDP increased 2.3% annualized in Q4, unchanged from the second estimate of 2.3%.

10:00 AM: Pending Home Sales Index for February. The consensus is for a 2.7% increase in the index.

—– Thursday, Mar 29th —–

8:30 AM ET: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 228 thousand initial claims, down from 229 thousand the previous week.

8:30 AM: Personal Income and Outlays for February. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in personal income, and for a 0.2% increase in personal spending. And for the Core PCE price index to increase 0.2%.

9:45 AM: Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for March. The consensus is for a reading of 63.2, up from 61.9 in February.

10:00 AM: University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index (preliminary for February). The consensus is for a reading of 102.0, unchanged from 102.0 in February.

—– Friday, Mar 30th —–

No major economic releases scheduled.
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