Home sales data, GDP will headline week's reports

Economic Reports and Events This Week

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

Dec 22 7:00 AM MBA Mortgage Applications 12/17
Dec 22 8:30 AM GDP - Third Estimate Q3
Dec 22 8:30 AM GDP Deflator - Third Estimate Q3
Dec 22 10:00 AM Existing Home Sales Nov
Dec 22 10:00 AM FHFA Home Price Index Oct
Dec 22 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 12/18

Dec 23 8:30 AM Personal Income Nov
Dec 23 8:30 AM Personal Spending Nov
Dec 23 8:30 AM PCE Prices - Core Nov
Dec 23 8:30 AM Durable Orders Nov
Dec 23 8:30 AM Durable Goods Orders - ex Transportation Nov
Dec 23 8:30 AM Initial Claims 12/18
Dec 23 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 12/11
Dec 23 9:55 AM University of Michigan Sentiment - Final Dec
Dec 23 10:00 AM New Home Sales Nov

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

Dec 20 JPY BoJ Monetary Policy Meeting ***
Dec 20 02:00 EUR German Producer Prices (NOV)
Dec 20 08:30 USD Chicago Fed Nat Activity Index (NOV)
Dec 20 10:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Confidence (DEC A)
Dec 20 18:00 AUD Conference Board Leading Index (OCT)
Dec 20 19:01 GBP GfK Consumer Confidence Survey (DEC)
Dec 20 19:30 AUD Reserve Bank's Board December Minutes (DEC)
Dec 20 21:00 NZD Credit Card Spending SA (NOV)
Dec 20 23:30 JPY All Industry Activity Index (OCT)

Dec 21 JPY Bank of Japan Rate Decision (DEC) ***
Dec 21 02:00 EUR German GfK Consumer Confidence Survey (JAN)
Dec 21 02:15 CHF Trade Balance (NOV)
Dec 21 04:30 GBP Public Finances (PSNCR) (NOV)
Dec 21 04:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (NOV)
Dec 21 07:00 CAD Consumer Price Index (NOV) ***
Dec 21 07:00 CAD Bank Canada Consumer Price Index Core (NOV)
Dec 21 07:00 CAD Consumer Price Index (NOV)
Dec 21 08:30 CAD Retail Sales Less Autos (OCT)
Dec 21 08:30 CAD Retail Sales (OCT)
Dec 21 16:45 NZD Current Account Balance (3Q)
Dec 21 18:50 JPY Merchandise Trade Balance Total (NOV)

Dec 22 04:30 GBP Bank of England Minutes (DEC) ***
Dec 22 04:30 GBP Current Account (3Q)
Dec 22 04:30 GBP Gross Domestic Product (3Q F)
Dec 22 08:30 USD Core Personal Consumption Expenditure (3Q T)
Dec 22 08:30 USD Gross Domestic Product (Annualized) (3Q T)
Dec 22 08:30 USD Gross Domestic Product Price Index (3Q T)
Dec 22 08:30 USD Personal Consumption (3Q T)
Dec 22 10:00 USD Existing Home Sales (NOV)
Dec 22 10:00 USD House Price Index (OCT)
Dec 22 16:45 NZD Gross Domestic Product (3Q) ***

Dec 23 08:30 CAD Gross Domestic Product (OCT)
Dec 23 08:30 USD Durable Goods Orders (NOV)
Dec 23 08:30 USD Durables Ex Transportation (NOV)
Dec 23 08:30 USD Personal Consumption Expenditure Core (NOV)
Dec 23 08:30 USD Personal Income (NOV)
Dec 23 08:30 USD Personal Spending (NOV)
Dec 23 09:55 USD U. of Michigan Confidence (DEC F)
Dec 23 10:00 USD New Home Sales (NOV)

Dec 24 NZD Westpac NZ Consumer Confidence (4Q)

*** Highly influential

Key Earnings Announcements This Week:

Monday, Dec. 20, 2010
Before: JEF
During: -
After: ADBE, DRI, JBL, PAYX

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010
Before: KMX, CCL, CMC, CAG
During: -
After: CTAS, FINL, FSII, HOV, NAV(?), NKE, PRGS, RHT, NCTY(?), TIBX

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
Before: AM, LNN, WAG
During: -
After: BBBY, CBK, MU

Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010
Before: GIGM(?), PNY(?)
During: -
After: -

Friday, Dec. 24, 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. © 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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