Housing data, leading indicators on tap this week

Economic Reports and Events This Week

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

Oct 18 9:00 AM Net Long-Term TIC Flows Aug
Oct 18 9:15 AM Industrial Production Sep
Oct 18 9:15 AM Capacity Utilization Sep
Oct 18 10:00 AM NAHB Housing Market Index Oct

Oct 19 8:30 AM Housing Starts Sep
Oct 19 8:30 AM Building Permits Sep

Oct 20 7:00 AM MBA Mortgage Applications 10/15
Oct 20 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 10/16
Oct 20 2:00 PM Fed's Beige Book Oct

Oct 21 8:30 AM Initial Claims 10/16
Oct 21 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 10/09
Oct 21 10:00 AM Leading Indicators Sep
Oct 21 10:00 AM Philadelphia Fed Oct

International: Eastern Time Zone (GMT -4:00) (New York, Toronto)

Oct 17 17:45 NZD Consumer Prices Index (3Q)***
Oct 17 19:50 JPY Tertiary Industry Index (AUG)

Oct 18 09:00 USD Net Long-term TIC Flows (AUG)
Oct 18 09:15 USD Industrial Production (SEP)

Oct 19 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Construction Output s.a. (AUG)
Oct 19 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone ZEW Survey (Economic Sentiment) (OCT)
Oct 19 05:00 EUR German ZEW Survey (Current Situation) (OCT)
Oct 19 05:00 EUR German ZEW Survey (Economic Sentiment) (OCT)
Oct 19 08:30 USD Housing Starts (SEP)
Oct 19 09:00 CAD Bank of Canada Rate Decision ***

Oct 20 02:00 EUR German Producer Prices (SEP)
Oct 20 04:30 GBP Bank of England Minutes (OCT 20)***
Oct 20 04:30 GBP Public Finances (PSNCR) (SEP)
Oct 20 04:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (SEP)
Oct 20 10:30 CAD Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report (OCT)***
Oct 20 14:00 USD Fed's Beige Book (OCT 20)
Oct 20 22:00 CNY Consumer Price Index (SEP)
Oct 20 22:00 CNY Fixed Assets Inv Urban YTD (SEP)
Oct 20 22:00 CNY GDP Year-to-Date (3Q)
Oct 20 22:00 CNY Industrial Production (SEP)
Oct 20 22:00 CNY Producer Price Index (SEP)
Oct 20 22:00 CNY Real GDP (3Q)
Oct 20 22:00 CNY Retail Sales (SEP)
Oct 20 22:00 NZD Credit Card Spending SA (SEP)
Oct 20 22:00 NZD Credit Card Spending (SEP)

Oct 21 00:30 JPY All Industry Activity Index (AUG)
Oct 21 02:15 CHF Trade Balance (SEP)
Oct 21 04:30 GBP Retail Sales (SEP)
Oct 21 04:30 GBP Retail Sales with Auto Fuel (SEP)
Oct 21 05:00 CHF ZEW Survey (Expectations) (OCT)
Oct 21 08:30 CAD Leading Indicators (SEP)
Oct 21 10:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Confidence (OCT A)
Oct 21 10:00 USD Philadelphia Fed. (OCT)

Oct 22 04:00 EUR German IFO - Business Climate (OCT)
Oct 22 04:00 EUR German IFO - Current Assessment (OCT)
Oct 22 04:00 EUR German IFO - Expectations (OCT)
Oct 22 07:00 CAD Bank Canada Consumer Price Index Core (SEP)
Oct 22 07:00 CAD Consumer Price Index (SEP)***
Oct 22 08:30 CAD Retail Sales Less Autos (AUG)
Oct 22 08:30 CAD Retail Sales (AUG)

*** Highly influential

Key Earnings Announcements This Week:

Monday, Oct. 18, 2010
Before: C, HAL, HAS, MMR, EDU, PETS
During: HTLD(?)
After: AAPL, BRO, CCK, ELS, IBM, ICUI, IEX, INFN, LNCR, PKG, RRC(?), RLI, STLD, VMW, WERN(?), ZION

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010
Before: AOS, AEP, ASTE, BAC, BK, KO, DPZ, EMC, FRX, GS, HOG, ITW, JNJ, LAB, LMT, MNI, MUSA(?), MTG, MICC, NYT, OXY, OMC, PH, BTU, PII, STT, SVU, UNF, UNH, WFT
During: -
After: ALTR, BMI, BBND, BSX, CREE, DSCM(?), FSII, FULT, GILD, HBHC, HA, HUBG, ISRG, JNPR, MANH, MRTN, PNFP, RCRC, SLM, SONC, SYK, TPX, TUP, URI, WCN, WDC, YHOO

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
Before: ABT, AAI(?), MO, AMB, APH, ATMI, BLK, BA, CHKP, COH(?), CMA, CFR(?), DAL, DRH(?), ETN, ECA, FCFS(?), GENZ, GAP, HCBK, IIVI(?), SNAK, JRN, KCG, LNN, LUFK, MTB(?), MAN, MI, MEG, MS, PJC, DGX, SEIC, ST, SLGN, OKSB(?), STJ, SWK, TIN, TXT, UTX, LCC, USB, WSO, WFC
During: AMR
After: AFFX(?), ACL, ADS, AGNC(?), ACF(?), AMLN, ATR, AF, CFNL(?), COHU, CLB, CSGP, CVA, CVTI(?), CYBI(?), CYS, ETFC, EBAY, ESV, FNF, FWRD, GGG, HNI, ISIL, KMP, KNX(?), LRCX, LHO, MSFG, MLNX, MKSI, MCRI(?), NFLX, NTGR, NFX, NE, NUVA(?), NVEC, PTP, RJF, RHI, RUSHA, SCHN, STX, SCSS, TSFG(?), SFG, TEX, TCBI, TSS, TSCO, TBI(?), VASC, XLNX

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010
Before: FLWS, APD, ALK, ALXN, T, AUO(?), BAX, BBT, BGG, BG(?), CACH(?), CSH(?), CAT, CRUS, CNH, CAL(?), CBE, CY, DHR, DO, DHX(?), EXP(?), ELN(?), LLY, ETR, FITB, FNFG, FLIR, FCX, GMT, GNTX(?), GR, GHL(?), HSY, HOMB, HUB.B, HBAN, ICLR(?), IIIN, ISLN, ESI, JNS, JBLU, KNSY, KVHI(?), FSTR(?), LH, LTM(?), LYTS(?), MCD(?), MNRO, MSM, NTRS, NUE, NVR, ORI(?), ORB(?), PCX, PENN, PM, PNC, POOL, BPOP(?), POWI(?), PPG, PCP, PGI, RS, RAI, RIMG(?), R, SAIA(?), SIAL, SON, LUV, SPAR(?), STEL, STI, TASR(?), TCB, TDY(?), TNB, TRAD(?), TRV, UMPQ, UNP, UPS, USAK(?), USG(?), VFC, GRA, WCC, XRX
During: GRC(?)
After: ACTG(?), ALB, ALGN, AMZN, AXP, AMGN(?), AMSG, ASBC, ATHN, AVID, BJRI, EPAY(?), BUCY, BLDR, BCR(?), CA, COF, CPHD, CAKE, CMG, CB, CTXS, CYN, COBZ, CNS(?), COLM, CPX(?), CPWR, CPTS(?), CVBF(?), CYMI, CYT, DECK(?), EGP, EFII, ELX, FFIN, FTNT, GDI, HWAY, HITT(?), INFA, PODD(?), IBKR, XXIA, LSCC, LEG, WFR(?), MCRL, NCR, NTCT(?), OMCL(?), OFG(?), PTV(?), PNSN(?), PBCT, PMCS, PLCM, QLGC, RMBS(?), RLRN, RVBD, RRR, SNDK, SBCF, CKH(?), SONO, STMP(?), SIVB, SYNA, WOOF, WIT

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
Before: ACO(?), DOV, EXC, HON, IDXX, IR, KEY, ERIC, MBFI, PAG, PRSP, SLB, SNA, SRI, TROW, UTEK, VZ
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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