Inflation, interest rates and retail sales on tap

Economic Reports and Events This Week

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

Dec 14 8:30 AM PPI Nov
Dec 14 8:30 AM Core PPI Nov
Dec 14 8:30 AM Retail Sales Nov
Dec 14 8:30 AM Retail Sales ex-auto Nov
Dec 14 10:00 AM Business Inventories Oct
Dec 14 3:15 PM FOMC Rate Decision Dec 14

Dec 15 7:00 AM MBA Mortgage Applications 12/10
Dec 15 8:30 AM CPI Nov
Dec 15 8:30 AM Core CPI Nov
Dec 15 8:30 AM Empire Manufacturing Survey Dec
Dec 15 9:00 AM Net Long-Term TIC Flows Oct
Dec 15 9:15 AM Industrial Production Nov
Dec 15 9:15 AM Capacity Utilization Nov
Dec 15 10:00 AM NAHB Housing Market Index Dec
Dec 15 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 12/11

Dec 16 8:30 AM Initial Claims 12/11
Dec 16 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 12/05
Dec 16 8:30 AM Housing Starts Nov
Dec 16 8:30 AM Building Permits Nov
Dec 16 8:30 AM Current Account Balance Q3
Dec 16 10:00 AM Philadelphia Fed Dec

Dec 17 10:00 AM Leading Indicators Nov

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

Dec 12 19:01 GBP Rightmove House Prices (DEC)
Dec 12 21:00 CNY Consumer Price Index (NOV) ***
Dec 12 21:00 CNY Fixed Assets Inv Urban YTD YoY (NOV)
Dec 12 21:00 CNY Industrial Production (NOV)
Dec 12 21:00 CNY Producer Price Index (NOV)
Dec 12 21:00 CNY Purchasing Price Index (NOV)

Dec 13 16:45 NZD Retail Sales (OCT)
Dec 13 19:01 GBP RICS House Price Balance (NOV)
Dec 13 19:30 AUD Dwelling Starts (3Q)
Dec 13 19:30 AUD NAB Business Confidence (NOV)
Dec 13 23:30 JPY Industrial Production (OCT F)

Dec 14 01:45 CHF SECO December 2010 Economic Forecasts (DEC)
Dec 14 04:30 GBP Consumer Price Index (NOV) ***
Dec 14 04:30 GBP Core Consumer Price Index (NOV)
Dec 14 04:30 GBP Retail Price Index (NOV)
Dec 14 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Industrial Production s.a. (OCT)
Dec 14 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone ZEW Survey (Economic Sentiment) (DEC)
Dec 14 05:00 EUR German ZEW Survey (Current Situation) (DEC)
Dec 14 05:00 EUR German ZEW Survey (Economic Sentiment) (DEC)
Dec 14 08:30 USD Advance Retail Sales (NOV) ***
Dec 14 08:30 CAD Leading Indicators (NOV)
Dec 14 08:30 USD Producer Price Index Ex Food & Energy (NOV)
Dec 14 08:30 USD Producer Price Index (NOV)
Dec 14 08:30 USD Retail Sales Excluding Auto & Gas (NOV)
Dec 14 08:30 USD Retail Sales Less Autos (NOV)
Dec 14 14:15 USD Federal Open Market Committee Rate Decision (DEC) ***
Dec 14 18:50 JPY Tankan Large All Industry Capex (4Q)
Dec 14 18:50 JPY Tankan Large Manufacturers Index (4Q)
Dec 14 18:50 JPY Tankan Large Manufacturers Outlook (4Q)
Dec 14 18:50 JPY Tankan Non-Manufacturing Index (4Q)
Dec 14 18:50 JPY Tertiary Industry Index (OCT)

Dec 15 04:30 GBP Jobless Claims Change (NOV) ***
Dec 15 04:30 GBP Average Weekly Earnings 3M/YoY (OCT)
Dec 15 04:30 GBP Claimant Count Rate (NOV)
Dec 15 04:30 GBP ILO Unemployment Rate (3M) (OCT)
Dec 15 05:00 CHF ZEW Survey (Expectations) (DEC)
Dec 15 08:30 USD Consumer Price Index (NOV) ***
Dec 15 08:30 USD Consumer Price Index Ex Food & Energy (NOV)
Dec 15 09:00 USD Net Long-term TIC Flows (OCT)
Dec 15 09:15 USD Industrial Production (NOV)
Dec 15 16:30 NZD Business NZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (NOV)
Dec 15 19:00 AUD Reserve Bank's Bulletin - December Quarter 2010
Dec 15 21:00 NZD NBNZ Activity Outlook (DEC)
Dec 15 21:00 NZD NBNZ Business Confidence (DEC)

Dec 16 03:15 CHF Industrial Production (3Q)
Dec 16 03:30 CHF Swiss National Bank Rate Decision (DEC 16) (DEC)
Dec 16 04:30 GBP Retail Sales with Auto Fuel (NOV)
Dec 16 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index - Core (NOV)
Dec 16 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index (NOV F)
Dec 16 08:30 USD Housing Starts (NOV)
Dec 16 10:00 USD Philadelphia Fed. (DEC)

Dec 17 GBP Nationwide Consumer Confidence (NOV)
Dec 17 04:00 EUR German IFO - Business Climate (DEC)
Dec 17 04:00 EUR German IFO - Current Assessment (DEC)
Dec 17 04:00 EUR German IFO - Expectations (DEC)
Dec 17 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Construction Output s.a. (OCT)
Dec 17 05:30 CHF KOF Institute December Economic Forecast (DEC)
Dec 17 10:00 USD Leading Indicators (NOV)

*** Highly influential

Key Earnings Announcements This Week:

Monday, Dec. 13, 2010
Before: -
During: -
After: FCEL

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010
Before: BBY, FDS, IPSU, PTRY, SAFM
During: -
After: APSG(?), HOV, NCTY(?)

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010
Before: JOYG
During: -
After: AIR, ABM, APOG, CPII(?), DDMX(?), MLHR, NDSN

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
Before: ATU, BRLI(?), DFS, FDX, GIS, GIGM(?), MCS, NEOG(?), PIR, RAD, WNI(?), SCHL(?), STEI, WGO(?)
During: -
After: ACN, HEI(?), ORCL, ZQK, RIMM, RICK(?), SMOD, SCS, TTWO

Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
Before: CCL(?)
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. © 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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