The Weekly Numbers
Posted at 8 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2012
Here are the economic data highlights for this week, along with consensus predictions, via Bill McBride.
Tuesday, November 20: “8:30 AM: Housing Starts for October. Total housing starts were at 872 thousand (SAAR) in September, up 15.0% from the revised August rate of 758 thousand… The consensus is for total housing starts to decline to 840,000 (SAAR) in October, down from 872,000 in September… 12:15 PM: Speech by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, The Economic Recovery and Economic Policy, At the Economic Club of New York, New York, New York.”
US markets are closed on Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving and will close early on Friday.