Pending home sales, Case-Shiller on tap this week

Economic Reports and Events This Week

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

Dec 28 9:00 AM Case-Shiller 20-city Index Oct
Dec 28 10:00 AM Consumer Confidence Dec

Dec 29 7:00 AM MBA Mortgage Applications 12/24
Dec 29 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 12/25

Dec 30 8:30 AM Initial Claims 12/25
Dec 30 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 12/18
Dec 30 9:45 AM Chicago PMI Dec
Dec 30 10:00 AM Pending Home Sales Nov

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

Dec 27 JPY Annualized Housing Starts (NOV)
Dec 27 JPY Housing Starts (NOV)
Dec 27 18:30 JPY Household Spending (NOV)
Dec 27 18:30 JPY Jobless Rate (NOV)
Dec 27 18:30 JPY National Consumer Price Index Ex-Fresh Food (NOV)
Dec 27 18:30 JPY National Consumer Price Index Ex Food, Energy (NOV)
Dec 27 18:30 JPY National Consumer Price Index (NOV)
Dec 27 18:50 JPY Industrial Production (NOV P)
Dec 27 18:50 JPY Large Retailers' Sales (NOV)
Dec 27 18:50 JPY Retail Trade (NOV)
Dec 27 18:50 JPY Retail Trade s.a. (NOV)
Dec 27 20:30 JPY Labor Cash Earnings (NOV)

Dec 28 02:00 CHF UBS Consumption Indicator (NOV)
Dec 28 10:00 USD Consumer Confidence (DEC) ***

Dec 29 EUR German Consumer Price Index - EU Harmonised (DEC P)
Dec 29 EUR German Consumer Price Index (DEC P)
Dec 29 04:30 GBP Bank of England Housing Equity Withdrawal (3Q)
Dec 29 05:30 CHF KOF Swiss Leading Indicator (DEC)

Dec 30 10:00 USD Pending Home Sales (NOV)
Dec 30 19:30 AUD Private Sector Credit (DEC)

Dec 31 GBP Nationwide House Prices n.s.a. (DEC)
Dec 31 JPY Nomura/JMMA Manufacturing Purchasing Manager Index (DEC)
Dec 31 16:15 USD Bloomberg Financial Conditions Index (DEC)

Key Earnings Announcements This Week:

Monday, Dec. 27, 2010
Before: CALM
During: -
After: -

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
Before: -
During: -
After: -

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
Before: IPSU
During: -
After: DDMX(?), XRS(?), NCTY(?)

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010
Before: GIGM(?)
During: -
After: -

Friday, Dec. 31, 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.

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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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