Video: Econoday’s Rogers and TradingSmarter on the US Economy 11/18/13

Econoday’s Mark Rogers provides a look at key economic announcements for the US this week.

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Highlights:

  • Yellen confirmation hearings: Will a change in leadership lead to a change in policy? 0.27
  • FOMC meeting minutes: Some clarification on how the FOMC is debating tapering. 1.59
  • Unemployment data: Down, but Yellen says that it is still elevated. 3.02
  • Retail sales going into the holiday season: This is critical for the financial markets. 4.20
  • Retail sales: Headline numbers down on gasoline, but the core is likely to be decent. 5.00
  • Retailers are cautious going into the season: Some positive signs ahead. 6.00
  • Housing market index: The housing market is still relatively healthy. 6:35
  • What lies ahead for housing: Housing will be notching down a little bit. 7.52
  • Manufacturing numbers: The sector has been difficult to read. 8.49