Weekly Outlook: FOMC Minutes and Top Stories

A fairly slow week on the economic calendar is highlighted by Wednesday’s FOMC Minutes, which may provide some insight on when the Fed will begin rolling bank its balance sheet.  Check out our five top stories to read below.

Economic Calendar


Retail Sales 08:30 AM ET


Housing Starts 08:30 AM ET

EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET

FOMC Minutes 02:00 PM ET


Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan Speech 01:00 PM ET

Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari Speech 01:45 PM ET


Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan Speech 10:15 AM ET

5 Stories to Read This Week

China’s economy slows down (Bloomberg)

Financial deregulation beginning to take shape (Wall Street Journal)

Louisiana begins exporting crude oil (Houston Chronicle)

Disease is threatening Asia’s wheat supply (The Atlantic)

The Federal Reserve’s job may be getting harder (Financial Times)

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