• Schedule for Week of October 14, 2018

    1 month ago - By Calculated Risk

    The key economic reports this week are September Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales.
    For manufacturing, September industrial production, and the October New York and Philly Fed surveys, will be released this week.
    --- Monday, Oct 15th --- 8:30 AM ET: Retail sales for September will be released. The consensus is for a 0.6% increase in retail sales.
    This graph shows the year-over-year change in retail sales and food service since 1993. Retail and Food service sales, ex-gasoline, increased by 5.6% on a YoY basis.
    8:30 AM ET: The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for October...
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  • What could soothe markets? Solid earnings, economic reports

    What could soothe markets? Solid earnings, economic reports

    1 month ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - After a harrowing week for financial markets, investors will look for solid corporate earnings reports and healthy economic news over the next few weeks to calm things down.
    This week, sharply higher bond yields, fears of faster rate hikes, and the prospect of a long trade war between the United States and China prompted a two-day rout in the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 1,300 points on Wednesday and Thursday.
    Even as the Dow regained almost 300 of those points Friday, some experts said investors' concerns haven't been resolved.
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