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Wednesday: Retail Sales, FOMC Minutes


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

• At 8:30 AM, Retail sales for July is scheduled to be released.  The consensus is for 0.1% increase in retail sales.

• At 2:00 PM, FOMC Minutes, Meeting of July 26-27, 2022

On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

Hospitalizations have almost quadrupled from the lows in April 2022.

COVID Metrics  NowWeek
AgoGoal New Cases per Day298,229111,892≤5,0001 Hospitalized235,13937,284≤3,0001 Deaths per Day2415422≤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.
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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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