Housing Starts, Existing Home Sales on Tap -- Data Week Ahead Update

The following are forecasts for this week's remaining U.S. data from a survey compiled by The Wall Street Journal.

The FOMC announcement is scheduled for Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by a press conference with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell at 2:30 p.m. ET.

DATE      TIME  RELEASE                    PERIOD     CONSENSUS    PREVIOUS
          (ET)
Tuesday   0830  Housing Starts              Aug       1.55M  (31)   1.534M
                  -- percent change         Aug      +1.0%         -7.0%
          0830  Building Permits            Aug       1.60M  (20)   1.635M
                  -- percent change         Aug      -2.1%         +2.6%
          0830  Current Account Balance     2Q      -$190.6B (13) -$195.74B
Wednesday 1000  Existing Home Sales         Aug       5.87M  (29)   5.99M
                  -- percent change         Aug      -2.0%         +2.0%
Thursday  0830  Jobless Claims              Sep 18    320K   (21)   332K
          0945  Markit Flash Mfg PMI        Sep       61.7   (10)   61.1*
          0945  Markit Flash Services PMI   Sep       54.9   (8)    55.1*
          1000  Leading Index               Aug      +0.7%   (17)  +0.9%
          1100  Kansas City Fed Mfg Svy     Sep       30     (5)    29
                  Composite Index
Friday    1000  New Home Sales              Aug       720K   (29)   708K
                  -- percent change         Aug      +1.7%         +1.0%

*End-Aug Reading

(Figures in parentheses refer to number of economists surveyed.)

Write to Donna Huneke at dataweekahead@wsj.com


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