Weekly Outlook: Fed Outlook and Oil

Several Fed speeches are scheduled throughout this week, with four Fed Governors speaking on Friday. Here is this week’s economic calendar, and links to the stories you should be reading.

Economic Calendar


Motor Vehicle Sales 08:00 AM ET

Gallup US Consumer Spending Measure 08:30 AM ET

Construction Spending 10:00 AM ET


Richmond Fed President Jeffrey M. Lacker Speech 08:05 AM ET

Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans Speech 07:40 PM ET


Richmond Fed President Jeffrey M. Lacker Speech 05:00 PM ET


Fed Balance Sheet 04:30 PM ET


Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer Speech 10:30 AM ET

Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester Speech 12:45 PM ET

Kansas City Fed’s Esther George Speech 03:00 PM ET

Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard Speech 04:00 PM ET



The Future of the U.S. Economy Lies in Mexico (Bloomberg)

Brexit: What are the Options? (BBC News)

Technology is likely to shrink finance’s share of the economy (Bloomberg)

OPEC’s Deal to Cut Oil Production (The Atlantic)

Drop in U.S. Consumer Spending Clouds Fed Rate Hike Outlook (Reuters)

The U.S. is About to Get Much Better Weather Satellites (Scientific American)

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