Here are five things you must know for Monday, November 22, 2021.
1. Balance of Trade - Spain
Spain runs systemic trade deficits due to high imports of fuel and high added value goods. In 2017, Spain's trade deficit rose 31.9 percent from the previous year to EUR 25 billion, mainly due to a surge in domestic demand and an increase in energy prices.
2. Chicago Fed National Activity Index - United States
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is designed to gauge overall economic activity and related inflationary pressure. The CFNAI is based on a weighted average of 85 existing monthly indicators of national economic activity. It has an average value of zero and a standard deviation of one. Since economic activity tends toward trend growth rate over time, a positive reading corresponds to growth above trend and a negative reading corresponds to growth below trend.
3. Interest Rate Decision - Israel
In Israel, the interest rates decisions are taken by the Bank of Israel. The official interest rate is the "headline" rate.
4. Consumer Confidence Flash - Euro Area
In Euro Area, the Consumer Economic Sentiment Indicator measures the level of optimism that consumers have about the economy. The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 households in the Euro Area. The number of households sample varies across the zone. The questions focus on current economic and financial situation, savings intention as well as on expected developments regarding: consumer price indexes, general economic situation and major purchases of durable goods. The Consumer ESI measures consumer confidence on a scale of -100 to 100, where -100 indicate extreme lack of confidence, 0 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence.
5. Existing Home Sales MoM - United States
Existing Home Sales occurs when the mortgage is closed. Mortgage closing usually takes place 30-60 days after the sales contract is closed.