Unemployment, payroll on calendar this week

Economic Reports and Events This Week

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

Jan 3 10:00 AM Construction Spending Nov
Jan 3 10:00 AM ISM Index Dec

Jan 4 10:00 AM Factory Orders Nov
Jan 4 2:00 PM FOMC Minutes -
Jan 4 3:00 PM Auto Sales Jan
Jan 4 3:00 PM Truck Sales Jan
Jan 4 3:00 PM Truck Sales Jan

Jan 5 7:00 AM MBA Mortgage Purchase Index 12/31
Jan 5 7:30 AM Challenger Job Cuts Dec
Jan 5 8:15 AM ADP Employment Change Dec
Jan 5 10:00 AM ISM Services Dec
Jan 5 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 01/01

Jan 6 8:30 AM Initial Claims 01/01
Jan 6 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 12/25

Jan 7 8:30 AM Nonfarm Payrolls Dec
Jan 7 8:30 AM Nonfarm Private Payrolls Dec
Jan 7 8:30 AM Unemployment Rate Dec
Jan 7 8:30 AM Hourly Earnings Dec
Jan 7 8:30 AM Average Workweek Dec
Jan 7 3:00 PM Consumer Credit Nov

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

Jan 3 03:30 CHF SVME-Purchasing Managers Index (DEC)
Jan 3 03:55 EUR German Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (DEC F)
Jan 3 04:00 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (DEC F)
Jan 3 10:00 USD ISM Manufacturing (DEC) ***
Jan 3 10:00 USD Construction Spending (NOV)
Jan 3 17:30 AUD AiG Performance of Manufacturing Index (DEC)

Jan 4 03:55 EUR German Unemployment Change (DEC)
Jan 4 04:30 GBP M4 Money Supply (NOV)
Jan 4 04:30 GBP Mortgage Approvals (NOV)
Jan 4 04:30 GBP Net Consumer Credit (NOV)
Jan 4 04:30 GBP Net Lending Sec. on Dwellings (NOV)
Jan 4 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index Estimate (DEC)
Jan 4 10:00 USD Factory Orders (NOV)
Jan 4 14:00 USD Fed Releases Minutes from Dec. 14 FOMC Meeting
Jan 4 19:00 AUD HIA New Home Sales (NOV)

Jan 5 03:55 EUR German Purchasing Manager Index Services (DEC F)
Jan 5 04:00 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Composite (DEC F)
Jan 5 04:00 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Services (DEC F)
Jan 5 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Industrial New Orders s.a. (OCT)
Jan 5 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Producer Price Index (NOV)
Jan 5 08:30 USD ADP Employment Change (DEC)
Jan 5 10:00 USD ISM Non-Manufacturing Composite (DEC)
Jan 5 17:30 AUD AiG Performance of Service Index (DEC)

Jan 6 03:15 CHF Consumer Price Index (DEC)
Jan 6 04:30 GBP Purchasing Manager Index Services (DEC)
Jan 6 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Business Climate Indicator (DEC)
Jan 6 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Confidence (DEC)
Jan 6 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Economic Confidence (DEC)
Jan 6 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Industrial Confidence (DEC)
Jan 6 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Retail Sales (NOV)
Jan 6 06:00 EUR German Factory Orders s.a. (NOV)
Jan 6 10:00 CAD Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (DEC)

Jan 7 GBP Halifax Plc House Prices s.a. (DEC)
Jan 7 01:45 CHF Unemployment Rate s.a. (DEC)
Jan 7 02:00 EUR German Trade Balance (NOV)
Jan 7 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Gross Domestic Product s.a. (3Q F)
Jan 7 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Gross Fixed Capital (3Q F)
Jan 7 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Household Consumption (3Q F)
Jan 7 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Unemployment Rate (NOV)
Jan 7 06:00 EUR German Industrial Production s.a. (NOV)
Jan 7 07:00 CAD Net Change in Employment (DEC) ***
Jan 7 07:00 CAD Part Time Employment Change (DEC)
Jan 7 07:00 CAD Participation Rate (DEC)
Jan 7 07:00 CAD Unemployment Rate (DEC)
Jan 7 08:30 USD Change in Non-farm Payrolls (DEC) ***
Jan 7 08:30 USD Unemployment Rate (DEC)
Jan 7 11:00 EUR Euro-Zone Gross Domestic Product s.a. (4Q F)
Jan 7 15:00 USD Consumer Credit (NOV)

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Key Earnings Announcements This Week:

Monday, Jan. 3, 2011
Before: -
During: -
After: -

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011
Before: NEOG
During: -
After: ANGO, LNDC, MOS, SONC, TISI

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011
Before: FDO, UNF, WOR(?)
During: -
After: CCG(?), RECN, RT, XRS(?)

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011
Before: STZ, MON, MSM, PSMT(?), RPM, TXI(?)
During: -
After: BODY(?), DQ(?), DMAN, DRWI(?), GPN, IHS, BLUD, LWSN, NTSP(?), PACB(?), SABA, SCHN, SHP(?), SHAW, SMSC(?), XRTX

Friday, Jan. 7, 2011
Before: AZZ, GBX(?), KBH, RBN
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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