Wednesday – August 17
All day – Tandy Leather Factory (TLF) will host an investor presentation and update on longer-term strategies.
All day – It is the expiration day for WTI oil futures, which has led to extra volatility in the past.
8:30 a.m. The retail sales report for July will drop. Bank of America expects core retail sales will come in well ahead of the consensus mark of 0.3% month-over-month, while the headline number is forecast to show just a 0.1% gain.
11:00 a.m. Ensysce Biosciences (ENSC) will hold a corporate update conference call to provide an update and review the recently discussed results from the BE study of PF614. Shares of ENSC have rallied in the past following new PF614 developments.
2:00 p.m. The Federal Reserve will release the minutes of the last meeting of the FOMC. The minutes are expected to show strong consensus from members on rapid rate hikes aimed at reducing inflation. Economists will be looking for nuances around the willingness of FOMC members to accept some softening in labor market conditions to support a return to price stability.