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Economic Events this Week
9/18Mon10:00AM : Sep NAHB Housing Market Index
9/18Mon04:00PM : Sept U.S. Treasury International Capital
9/19Tue07:45AM : Weekly TRE-GS Store Sales Index
9/19Tue08:30AM : 2Q2017 Current Account Deficit
9/19Tue08:30AM : Aug U.S. Import Index
9/19Tue08:30AM : Aug Housing Starts
9/19Tue09:00AM : Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Day 1 of 2
9/19Tue09:00AM : Weekly Redbook Retail Sales Index
9/20Wed07:00AM : Weekly MBA Mortgage Applications Survey
9/20Wed09:00AM : Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Day 2 of 2
9/20Wed10:00AM : Aug Exisiting Home Sales
9/20Wed10:30AM : Weekly U.S. Petroleum Status Report
9/20Wed02:00PM : Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Statement
9/20Wed02:30PM : Federal Open Market Committee Press Conference
9/21Thu08:30AM : Sep Philadelphia Fed Mfg Business Outlook Survey
9/21Thu08:30AM : Weekly Initial Jobless Claims
9/21Thu10:00AM : Aug Conference Board U.S. Leading Economic Indicators
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2Q2017 Current Account Deficit Increased

09/19/17 08:30AM - The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $123.1 billion (preliminary) in the second quarter of 2017 from $113.5 billion (revised) in the first quarter of 2017, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The deficit increased to 2.6 percent of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) from 2.4 percent in …more…

U.S. Import Price Index increased 0.6% in August

09/19/17 08:30AM - U.S. import prices increased 0.6 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, following declines in the previous 3 months. The price index for U.S. exports also advanced 0.6 percent in August, after increasing 0.5 percent in July.

Hurricane Harvey: Hurricane Harvey did not impact the collection of the import and export price index data for August because the reference period for the data is the first week of the month. …more…

August Housing Starts down 0.8%, Permits up 5.7%

09/19/17 08:30AM - Building Permits
Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,300,000. This is 5.7 percent (±2.0 percent) above the revised July rate of 1,230,000 and is 8.3 percent (±1.6 percent) above the August 2016 rate of 1,200,000. Single-family authorizations in August were at a …more…

Treasury International Capital Data for July 2017

09/18/17 04:00PM - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for July 2017. The sum total in July of all net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term U.S. securities, and banking flows was a monthly net TIC outflow of $7.3 billion. Of this, net foreign private inflows were $6.0 billion, and …more…

Builder Confidence fell 3 points to 64 in September

09/18/17 10:00AM - Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell three points to a level of 64 in September from a downwardly revised August reading of 67 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

“The recent hurricanes have intensified our members’ concerns about the availability of labor and the cost of building materials,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas. “Once the rebuilding process is underway, I expect …more…