The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will deliver its interest-rate decision Wednesday, following a two-day meeting. After the committee's announcement, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will hold a press conference. Given the recent escalation of the U.S.-China trade war and slew of worrisome economic data, this month's FOMC meeting will be even more closely watched than usual.
The homebuilding market continues to look healthy. Monday's (6/17) release of the Housing Market Index by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is the latest. Each month NAHB surveys homebuilders using a few, sound questions that address visible conditions as well as homebuilders' sense of what is coming over the next six months.