Wednesday: CPI, Retail Sales, NY Fed Mfg, Homebuilder Survey

by Calculated Risk on 5/14/2024 07:38:00 PM

Mortgage Rates Note: Mortgage rates are from MortgageNewsDaily.com and are for top tier scenarios.

Wednesday:
• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

• At 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for April from the BLS. The consensus is for 0.3% increase in CPI (up 3.4% YoY), and a 0.3% increase in core CPI (up 3.6% YoY).

• Also at 8:30 AM, Retail sales for April is scheduled to be released.  The consensus is for 0.4% increase in retail sales.

• Also at 8:30 AM, The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for May. The consensus is for a reading of -10.8, up from -14.3.

• At 10:00 AM, The May NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of 51 unchanged from 51 last month.  Any number below 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as poor than good.

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