Economic Events To Watch May 20-May 24: FOMC Minutes, Flash PMI, Durable Goods Orders

Category: Economy / May 17, 2013 5:37PM EDT

Keith Bliss, senior vice president and director of sales & marketing at Cuttone & Co., Inc., weighs in on this week’s conflicting economic data, what to watch for on the economic calendar for next week, and the debt ceiling dilemma that has now been pushed back until after Labor Day.


U.S.  Economic calendar from May 20th to May 24th:

Monday, May 20th: 8:30 am EST Chicago Fed national activity index (CFNAI) for April      

Tuesday, May 21st: No U.S. data scheduled.                                        

Wednesday, May 22nd: 10 am EST Existing home sales for April; 10 am Bernanke testimony to JEC; 2 pm FOMC minutes 4/30-5/1              

Thursday, May 23rd: 8:30 am EST Weekly jobless claims for 5/18; 9 am Markit flash PMI for May; 10 am New home sales for April; 10 am FHFA home price index for March                  

Friday, May 24th: 8:30 am Durable goods orders for April