FOMC Statement, Durable Goods, Pending Home Sales


by Calculated Risk on 7/26/2022 09:02:00 PM

Wednesday:
• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

• At 8:30 AM, Durable Goods Orders for June from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for a 0.5% decrease in durable goods orders.

• At 10:00 AM, Pending Home Sales Index for June. The consensus is for a 3.7% decrease in the index.

• At 2:00 PM, FOMC Meeting Announcement. The FOMC is expected to raise rates 75 bps, increasing the target range for the federal funds rate to 2‑1/4 to 2-1/2 percent.

• At 2:30 PM, Fed Chair Jerome Powell holds a press briefing following the FOMC announcement.

On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

Hospitalizations have almost quadrupled from the lows in April 2022.

COVID Metrics
  Now Week
Ago
Goal
New Cases per Day2 124,549 127,314 ≤5,0001
Hospitalized2🚩 36,312 34,737 ≤3,0001
Deaths per Day2 367 384 ≤501
1my goals to stop daily posts,
27-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths

✅ Goal met.


Click on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of deaths reported.

Average daily deaths bottomed in July 2021 at 214 per day.



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