• At 8:30 AM ET, Personal Income and Outlays for December. The consensus is for a 0.5% increase in personal income, and for a 0.5% decrease in personal spending. And for the Core PCE price index to increase 0.5%.
• At 10:00 AM, University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index (Final for January). The consensus is for a reading of 68.6.
On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):
COVID Metrics NowWeek
AgoGoal Percent fully Vaccinated63.6%—≥70.0%1 Fully Vaccinated (millions)211.2—≥2321 New Cases per Day3596,859744,805≤5,0002 Hospitalized3139,974145,650≤3,0002 Deaths per Day3🚩2,2881,829≤502 1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-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 positive tests reported.