Week 44 of the 2020 U.S. Economic Calendar highlights the mortgage purchase applications index, New Home Sales for September from the Census Bureau, and the Pending Home Sales Index for September. Here are your key economic updates for the week ahead, October 26 - October 30: Monday, October 26 \tChicago Fed National Activity Index for September will be released. \tNew Home Sales for September from the Census Bureau. \tDallas Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for October will be released. Tuesday, October 27 \tS&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for August. The consensus is for the Composite 20 index to be up 4.2% year-over-year. \tFHFA House Price Index for August. \tRichmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for October. This will be the last of the regional surveys for this month. Wednesday, October 28 \tThe Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. Thursday, October 29 \tGross Domestic Product, 3rd quarter 2020 (advance estimate). The consensus is that real GDP increased 31.9% annualized in Q3, up from negative 31.4% in Q2. \tThe initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released, showing claims increased to 800 thousand from 787 thousand last week. \tPending Home Sales Index for September. The consensus is 4.5% increase in the index. Friday, October 30 \t Personal Income and Outlays for September. The consensus shows a 0.5% increase in personal income, and a 1.0% increase in personal spending. \tChicago Purchasing Managers Index for October. The consensus is for a reading of 59.3, down from 62.4 in September.