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The Week Ahead: October 19, 2015

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The Week Ahead: October 19, 2015

Here's your rundown of the big economic data being released throughout the week:

  • Monday: The Reserve Bank of Australia releases the minutes from its October meeting two weeks ago at 8:30 pm EST.
  • Tuesday: Switzerland releases merchandise trade data while Germany's latest PPI reading comes out, both overnight at 2 am EST. Japan releases its own merchandise trade data later in the evening. U.S. Housing Starts (new construction on homes) is announced at 8:30 am EST. Canadian elections for Parliament and prime minister will be held, as well. Options on crude oil contracts also expire on Tuesday.
  • Wednesday: The Bank of Canada will hold its monthly policy announcement at 10 am EST. Half an hour later, the EIA Petroleum Status Report will be released in the U.S.
  • Thursday (the busiest day of the week): The U.K. releases retail sales data at 4:30 am EST. The ECB will make its monthly announcement at 7:45 am EST after meeting in Malta, while U.S. weekly jobless claims and retail sales numbers from Canada both come out at 8:30 am EST. Existing home sales in the States will be released later in the morning at 10 am, while Flash PMI in Japan comes out later Thursday night.
  • Friday: Flash PMI data will come out in France (3:00 am EST), Germany (3:30 am), the Eurozone as a whole (4:00 am) and from the U.S. (9:45 am).  Italy will release its retail sales data and Canada announces its latest CPI earlier in the morning. The Baker-Hughes rig count (as in oil rigs) comes out at 1 pm.

For a bit more detail on each of these bits of data, you can check the Wall Street Journal economic calendar.

For other goings-on this week, there's also always the New York Times "Week Ahead."

About the Author

Everett Millman

Everett Millman

Analyst, Commodities and Finance
Managing Editor

Everett has been the head content writer and market analyst at Gainesville Coins since 2013. He has a background in History and is deeply interested in how gold and silver have historically fit into the financial system.

In addition to blogging, Everett's work has been featured in CoinWeek, Advisor Perspectives, Wealth Management, Activist Post, and has been referenced by the Washington Post.

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