Consumer spending will headline reports this week

Economic Reports and Events This Week

U.S. Domestic:
Eastern Time Zone (GMT -4:00) (New York, Toronto)

Sep 28 9:00 AM Case-Shiller 20-city Index Jul
Sep 28 10:00 AM Consumer Confidence Sep

Sep 29 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 09/25

Sep 30 8:30 AM GDP - Third Estimate Q2
Sep 30 8:30 AM GDP - Deflator Q2
Sep 30 8:30 AM Initial Claims 09/25
Sep 30 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 09/18
Sep 30 9:45 AM Chicago PMI Sep

Oct 1 8:30 AM Personal Income Aug
Oct 1 8:30 AM Personal Spending Aug
Oct 1 8:30 AM PCE Prices - Core Aug
Oct 1 9:55 AM U Michigan Consumer Sentiment - Final Sep
Oct 1 10:00 AM Construction Spending Aug
Oct 1 10:00 AM ISM Index Sep
Oct 1 2:00 PM Auto Sales Sep
Oct 1 2:00 PM Truck Sales Sep

International:
Eastern Time Zone (GMT -5:00) (New York, Toronto)

Sep. 26 CNY Leading Index (AUG)
Sep. 26 19:50 JPY Adjusted Merchandise Trade Balance (AUG)

Sep. 27 GBP Nationwide House Prices n.s.a. (SEP)
Sep. 27 08:30 USD Chicago Fed Nat Activity Index (AUG)

Sep. 28 EUR German Consumer Price Index - EU Harmonised (SEP) ***
Sep. 28 02:00 CHF UBS Consumption Indicator (AUG)
Sep. 28 02:00 EUR German GfK Consumer Confidence Survey (OCT)
Sep. 28 04:30 GBP Current Account (2Q) (2Q)
Sep. 28 04:30 GBP UK Gross Domestic Product (2Q F) ***
Sep. 28 06:00 GBP CBI Reported Sales (SEP)
Sep. 28 09:00 USD S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index (JUL)
Sep. 28 10:00 USD Consumer Confidence (SEP) ***
Sep. 28 17:45 NZD Balance (YTD) (AUG)
Sep. 28 17:45 NZD Trade Balance (AUG)
Sep. 28 19:50 JPY Tankan Large All Industry Capex (3Q) ***
Sep. 28 19:50 JPY Tankan Large Manufacturers Index (3Q)
Sep. 28 19:50 JPY Tankan Large Manufacturers Outlook (3Q) ***
Sep. 28 19:50 JPY Tankan Non-Manufacturing Index (3Q)
Sep. 28 19:50 JPY Tankan Non-Manufacturing Outlook (3Q)
Sep. 28 20:00 AUD Conference Board Leading Index (JUL)

Sep. 29 04:30 GBP Mortgage Approvals (AUG)
Sep. 29 04:30 GBP Net Consumer Credit (AUG)
Sep. 29 04:30 GBP Net Lending Sec. on Dwellings (AUG)
Sep. 29 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Business Climate Indicator (SEP)
Sep. 29 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Confidence (SEP F)
Sep. 29 05:30 CHF KOF Swiss Leading Indicator (SEP)
Sep. 29 19:01 GBP GfK Consumer Confidence Survey (SEP)
Sep. 29 19:15 JPY Nomura/JMMA Manufacturing Purchasing Manager Index (SEP)
Sep. 29 19:50 JPY Industrial Production (AUG P)
Sep. 29 19:50 JPY Large Retailers' Sales (AUG)
Sep. 29 19:50 JPY Retail Trade (AUG)
Sep. 29 21:00 AUD HIA New Home Sales (AUG)
Sep. 29 21:30 AUD Private Sector Credit (AUG)
Sep. 29 22:00 NZD NBNZ Activity Outlook (SEP)
Sep. 29 22:00 NZD NBNZ Business Confidence (SEP)

Sep. 30 01:00 JPY Annualized Housing Starts (AUG)
Sep. 30 03:55 EUR German Unemployment Change (SEP) ***
Sep. 30 03:55 EUR German Unemployment Rate s.a. (SEP)
Sep. 30 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index Estimate (SEP)
Sep. 30 08:30 CAD Gross Domestic Product (JUL) ***
Sep. 30 08:30 USD Core Personal Consumption Expenditure (2Q T)
Sep. 30 08:30 USD Gross Domestic Product (Annualized) (2Q T) ***
Sep. 30 08:30 USD Gross Domestic Product Price Index (2Q T) ***
Sep. 30 08:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims (SEP 25)
Sep. 30 08:30 USD Personal Consumption (2Q T)
Sep. 30 16:15 USD Bloomberg Financial Conditions Index (SEP)
Sep. 30 19:30 AUD AiG Performance of Manufacturing Index (SEP)
Sep. 30 19:30 JPY Household Spending (AUG)
Sep. 30 19:30 JPY Jobless Rate (AUG)
Sep. 30 19:30 JPY National Consumer Price Index Ex-Fresh Food (AUG)
Sep. 30 21:00 CNY PMI Manufacturing (SEP)

Oct. 01 03:15 CHF Retail Sales (Real) (AUG)
Oct. 01 03:30 CHF SVME-Purchasing Managers Index (SEP)
Oct. 01 03:55 EUR German Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (SEP F)
Oct. 01 04:00 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (SEP F)
Oct. 01 04:30 GBP Bank of England Housing Equity Withdrawal (2Q)
Oct. 01 04:30 GBP Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (SEP)
Oct. 01 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Unemployment Rate (AUG)
Oct. 01 08:30 USD Personal Consumption Expenditure Core (AUG)
Oct. 01 08:30 USD Personal Income (AUG)
Oct. 01 08:30 USD Personal Spending (AUG)
Oct. 01 09:55 USD U. of Michigan Confidence (SEP F) ***
Oct. 01 10:00 USD Construction Spending (AUG)
Oct. 01 10:00 USD ISM Manufacturing (SEP) ***

*** Highly influential

Notice: The Bastiat Group, Inc. has attempted to verify the information contained in this calendar, however, any aspect of such info may change without notice. Foreign economic reports included in this list are only those deemed "medium to high impact".

Key Earnings Announcements This Week:

Friday, Sep. 24, 2010
Before: KBH
During: -
After: -

Monday, Sep. 27, 2010
Before: CALM
During: -
After: JBL, PAYX

Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2010
Before: MTRX (?), WAG
During: -
After: LNDC, ZZ, SMSC

Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2010
Before: ATU, AM, FDO, ZLC (?)
During: THO (?)
After: MDRX (?), MU (?), OMN, SNX, XRTX

Thursday, Sep. 30, 2010
Before: APP (?), CRAI, MKC
During: -
After: ACN, AZZ, CBK, DMAN, BLUD (?), LWSN, RECN, SMOD

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Before: -
During: -
After: -

Note: All economic numbers and earnings reports are in line with those compiled by Briefing.com. Occasionally changes will occur that are made after the posting of this column and some companies have not confirmed their time, so always double check when taking positions overnight during earnings season! (?) = Not yet confirmed at the time the list was compiled.

Toni Hansen is president and co-founder of the Bastiat Group, Inc., DBA Trading From Main Street. Toni is one of the most respected technical analysts and traders in the industry. She has been trading and educating new traders, money managers, professional market analysts and traders throughout the boom and bust of the last decade. She has worked in conjunction with some of the world's top financial exchanges. Learn more about Toni Hansen and the educational services she provides through her website at http://www.tonihansen.com.

About the Author
Toni Hansen

Toni Hansen is president and co-founder of the Bastiat Group, Inc., DBA Trading From Main Street. Toni is one of the most respected technical analysts and traders in the industry. She has been trading and educating new traders, money managers, professional market analysts and traders throughout the boom and bust of the last decade. She has worked in conjunction with some of the world's top financial exchanges. Learn more about Toni Hansen and the educational services she provides through her website at http://www.tonihansen.com.

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