The US Economic Calendar For The Week Of December 22, 2014
Because the majority of Americans like to keep an eye on their money, the US Economic Calendar for the week of December 22, 2014 is a great guide for anyone to have at their disposal!
With economic and political uncertainty currently more of the rule than exception, this weeks key economic releases may hold some extremely helpful clues concerning the strength of the US economy and, just as importantly, the future direction of interest rates.
Interest rates remain a critical cog not only for fixed income and equity investors, but for the overall strength of the real estate market and the ease of availability for the financing used to purchase it.
The US Economic Calendar
The economic data scheduled for release this week will provide investors and businesses with both anecdotal evidence about the direction that the US economy is heading along with actual data about its current condition.
With Christmas this week and New Year’s Eve the week after, the upcoming period is relatively quiet in terms of significant economic data releases. Some of the more relevant ones this week include Existing Home Sales, New Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment, Durable Goods Orders and GDP.
It will also be a quiet week for speeches by members of the Federal Reserve with none officially scheduled, although impromptu comments or remarks by any of the Fed members can potentially occur at any time.
Finally, the markets will once again also be closely monitoring domestic issues along with geopolitical hotspots that have the potential for serious flare-ups with global implications.
Nationally and Geopolitically, some issues to watch include:
- The continued plague of ISIS who seem to have cobbled together an alliance with al-Qaeda,
- The continued decline in the global price of oil (WTI currently $56.14/barrel) and the impact that will have on oil producing nations like Russia and Saudi Arabia,
- Potential for ‘Lone Wolf’ terrorist attacks at home,
- Social unrest stemming from recent Grand Jury decisions and the subsequent assassination of two New York City police officers,
- Potential for White House negotiations to result in a deal with Iran for cooperation in the fight against ISIS,
- US-Mexico border security.
Courtesy of Econoday this is the chart of the US economic data to be released during the week of December 22, 2014 along with scheduled speeches by members of the Federal Reserve. The chart below also includes the upcoming treasury auction calendar!
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