Market Weekly: Dec 18 Dec 22 2017


Q3 Current Account: -$100.6B vs. -$116.7B consensus, -$124.4B (revised from $123.1B)

November Housing Starts: 1.297M vs. 1.240M expected and 1.256M prior (revised up).
Building permits 1.298M vs. 1.270M expected and 1.316M prior (revised up).

Redbook Chain Store Sales: +4.4% YoY vs. +3.3% last week.
Month-to-date chain store sales +3.6%.
Redbook expects sales to be up 4.5% for the crucial holiday month.