Schedule for Week of October 6, 2019


The key report this week is the September CPI on Thursday.

Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks on data dependence on Tuesday.

—– Monday, Oct 7th —–

3:00 PM: Consumer Credit from the Federal Reserve.

—– Tuesday, Oct 8th —–

6:00 AM: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for September.

8:30 AM: The Producer Price Index for September from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in PPI, and a 0.2% increase in core PPI.

2:30 PM: Speech, Fed Chair Jerome Powell, Data Dependence in an Evolving Economy, At the 61st National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Annual Meeting – Trucks and Terabytes: Integrating the ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Economies, Denver, Colorado

—– Wednesday, Oct 9th —–

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

10:00 AM ET: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for August from the BLS.

This graph shows job openings (yellow line), hires (purple), Layoff, Discharges and other (red column), and Quits (light blue column) from the JOLTS.

Jobs openings decreased in July to 7.217 million from 7.248 million in June.

The number of job openings (yellow) were down 3% year-over-year, and Quits were up 3% year-over-year.

2:00 PM: FOMC Minutes, Meeting of September 17-18, 2019

—– Thursday, Oct 10th —–

8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 216,000 initial claims, down from 219,000 last week.

8:30 AM: The Consumer Price Index for September from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI.

—– Friday, Oct 11th —–

10:00 AM: University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index (Preliminary for October).