Schedule for Week of October 18, 2020

The key economic reports this week are September Housing Starts and
Existing Home sales.

—– Monday, October 19th —–
8:00 AM: Discussion, Fed Chair Jerome Powell,
Cross-Border Payments and Digital Currencies, At the
International Monetary Fund Annual Meeting – Panel on Cross-Border

10:00 AM: The October NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus
is for a reading of� 83, unchanged from 83 in September. Any number
above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good
than poor.

—– Tuesday, October 20th —–

Total Housing Starts and Single Family Housing Starts
AM: Housing Starts for September.

This graph shows single and total housing starts since 1968.

The consensus is for 1.450 million SAAR, up from 1.416 million

10:00 AM: State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) for
September 2020

—– Wednesday, October 21st —–
7:00 AM ET: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the
results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

During the day: The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index for
September (a leading indicator for commercial real estate).

2:00 PM: the Federal Reserve Beige Book, an informal review
by the Federal Reserve Banks of current economic conditions in
their Districts.

—– Thursday, October 22nd —–
8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will
be released. The consensus is initial claims decreased to 860
thousand from 898 thousand last week.

Existing Home Sales
AM: Existing Home Sales for September from the National
Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 6.25 million
SAAR, up from 6.00 million in August.

The graph shows existing home sales from 1994 through the report
last month.

11:00 AM: the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey for

—– Friday, October 23rd —–
No major economic releases scheduled.
Source: FS – All – Real Estate News 2
Schedule for Week of October 18, 2020