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Economic Reports and Events This Week

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

Dec 7 3:00 PM Consumer Credit Oct

Dec 8 7:00 AM MBA Mortgage Applications 12/03
Dec 8 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 12/04

Dec 9 8:30 AM Initial Claims 12/04
Dec 9 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 11/27
Dec 9 10:00 AM Wholesale Inventories Oct

Dec 10 8:30 AM Trade Balance Oct
Dec 10 8:30 AM Export Prices ex-ag. Nov
Dec 10 8:30 AM Import Prices ex-oil Nov
Dec 10 9:55 AM Mich Sentiment Dec
Dec 10 2:00 PM Treasury Budget Nov

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

Dec 5 17:30 AUD AiG Performance of Construction Index (NOV)
Dec 5 18:30 AUD TD Securities Inflation (NOV)

Dec 6 04:30 EUR Euro-Zone Sentix Investor Confidence (DEC)
Dec 6 10:00 CAD Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (NOV)
Dec 6 22:30 AUD Reserve Bank of Australia Rate Decision (DEC) ***

Dec 7 GBP NIESR Gross Domestic Product Estimate (NOV)
Dec 7 01:45 CHF Unemployment Rate (NOV)
Dec 7 04:30 GBP Industrial Production (OCT)
Dec 7 04:30 GBP Manufacturing Production (OCT)
Dec 7 06:00 EUR German Factory Orders s.a. (OCT)
Dec 7 09:00 CAD Bank of Canada Rate Decision (DEC) ***
Dec 7 15:00 USD Consumer Credit (OCT)
Dec 7 16:45 NZD Manufacturing Activity (3Q)
Dec 7 18:50 JPY Machine Orders (OCT)
Dec 7 18:50 JPY Trade Balance - BOP Basis (OCT)
Dec 7 20:30 AUD Home Loans (OCT)
Dec 7 23:30 JPY Bankruptcies (NOV)

Dec 8 JPY Eco Watchers Survey: Current (NOV)
Dec 8 JPY Eco Watchers Survey: Outlook (NOV)
Dec 8 02:00 EUR German Trade Balance (OCT)
Dec 8 06:00 EUR German Industrial Production n.s.a. and w.d.a. (OCT)
Dec 8 08:15 CAD Housing Starts (NOV)
Dec 8 15:00 NZD Reserve Bank of New Zealand Rate Decision (DEC) ***
Dec 8 18:50 JPY Gross Domestic Product Annualized (3Q F)
Dec 8 18:50 JPY Nominal Gross Domestic Product (3Q F)
Dec 8 19:30 AUD Employment Change (NOV) ***
Dec 8 19:30 AUD Unemployment Rate (NOV) ***
Dec 8 19:30 AUD Full Time Employment Change (NOV)
Dec 8 19:30 AUD Part Time Employment Change (NOV)

Dec 9 01:00 JPY Machine Tool Orders (NOV P)
Dec 9 02:00 EUR German Consumer Price Index - EU Harmonised (NOV F)
Dec 9 02:00 EUR German Consumer Price Index (NOV F)
Dec 9 04:00 EUR ECB Publishes Dec. Monthly Report (DEC)
Dec 9 04:30 GBP Visible Trade Balance (OCT)
Dec 9 07:00 GBP Bank of England Asset Purchase Target (DEC) ***
Dec 9 07:00 GBP Bank of England Rate Decision (DEC)
Dec 9 16:45 NZD Terms of Trade Index (3Q)
Dec 9 18:50 JPY BSI Large All Industry (4Q)
Dec 9 18:50 JPY BSI Large Manufacturing (4Q)

Dec 10 CNY China Property Prices (NOV)
Dec 10 CNY Trade Balance (NOV)
Dec 10 JPY Consumer Confidence Households (NOV)
Dec 10 JPY Consumer Confidence (NOV)
Dec 10 04:30 GBP Producer Price Index Output Core n.s.a. (NOV)
Dec 10 08:30 USD Trade Balance (OCT)
Dec 10 09:55 USD U. of Michigan Confidence (DEC P) ***
Dec 10 14:00 USD Monthly Budget Statement (NOV)

*** Highly influential

Key Earnings Announcements This Week:

Monday, Dec. 06, 2010
Before: DG
During: -
After: CMTL(?), PBY

Tuesday, Dec. 07, 2010
Before: AHCI, AZO, GRB(?), LDR, LAYN, TLB, TTC, MTN
During: -
After: AVAV, CASY, COO, HRB, MW, MIND, NCTY(?), VITC(?)

Wednesday, Dec. 08, 2010
Before: CMN(?), GIII, IPSU(?), POWL, UNFI
During: -
After: CPII(?), DMND, DDMX(?), FCEL(?), GEF, MATK, OXM, SAI, SWHC

Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010
Before: BF.B, CIEN, COST, GIGM(?), HITK(?), LULU, MEI, SFD, TITN
During: CUB(?)
After: ALOG, ESL, GMCR(?), LTRE, NSM, PLL, QTWW(?), SEAC

Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
Before: JTX
During: -
After: BH(?)

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. © 1998-2010 All information presented is property of TradingFromMainStreet.com and Bastiat Group, Inc.

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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