Inflation, spending data on tap this week

This week's economic and earnings reports

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

Feb 28 8:30 AM Personal Income Jan
Feb 28 8:30 AM Personal Spending Jan
Feb 28 8:30 AM PCE Prices - Core Jan
Feb 28 9:45 AM Chicago PMI Feb
Feb 28 10:00 AM Pending Home Sales Dec

Mar 1 10:00 AM Construction Spending Jan
Mar 1 10:00 AM ISM Index Feb
Mar 1 3:00 PM Auto Sales Mar
Mar 1 3:00 PM Truck Sales Mar

Mar 2 7:00 AM MBA Mortgage Index 02/25
Mar 2 7:30 AM Challenger Job Cuts Feb
Mar 2 8:15 AM ADP Employment Change Feb
Mar 2 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 02/26
Mar 2 2:00 PM Fed's Beige Book Mar

Mar 3 8:30 AM Initial Claims 02/26
Mar 3 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 02/19
Mar 3 8:30 AM Productivity-Rev. Q4
Mar 3 8:30 AM Unit Labor Costs - Revised Q4
Mar 3 10:00 AM ISM Services Feb

Mar 4 8:30 AM Nonfarm Payrolls Feb
Mar 4 8:30 AM Nofarm Private Payrolls Feb
Mar 4 8:30 AM Nonfarm Private Payrolls Feb
Mar 4 8:30 AM Unemployment Rate Feb
Mar 4 8:30 AM Average Workweek Feb
Mar 4 8:30 AM Hourly Earnings Feb
Mar 4 10:00 AM Factory Orders Jan

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

Feb 27 16:45 NZD Trade Balance (JAN)
Feb 27 18:50 JPY Retail Trade (JAN)
Feb 27 21:00 NZD NBNZ Business Confidence (FEB)

Feb 28 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index - Core (JAN)
Feb 28 08:30 CAD Current Account (BoP) (4Q)
Feb 28 08:30 CAD Gross Domestic Product (DEC)
Feb 28 08:30 CAD Quarterly Gross Domestic Product Annualized (4Q)***
Feb 28 08:30 USD Personal Spending (JAN)
Feb 28 10:00 USD Pending Home Sales(JAN)
Feb 28 18:30 JPY Household Spending (JAN)
Feb 28 18:30 JPY Jobless Rate (JAN)
Feb 28 19:30 AUD Current Account Balance (4Q)
Feb 28 20:00 CNY PMI Manufacturing (FEB)
Feb 28 22:30 AUD Reserve Bank of Australia Rate Decision (MAR)***

Mar 01 01:45 CHF Gross Domestic Product (4Q)
Mar 01 02:00 GBP Nationwide House Prices n.s.a. (FEB)
Mar 01 03:30 CHF SVME-Purchasing Managers Index (FEB)
Mar 01 03:55 EUR German Unemployment Change (FEB)***
Mar 01 03:55 EUR German Unemployment Rate s.a. (FEB)
Mar 01 03:55 EUR German Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (FEB F)
Mar 01 04:00 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (FEB F)
Mar 01 04:30 GBP Net Consumer Credit (JAN)
Mar 01 04:30 GBP M4 Money Supply (JAN)
Mar 01 04:30 GBP Mortgage Approvals (JAN)
Mar 01 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index Estimate (FEB)***
Mar 01 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Unemployment Rate (JAN)
Mar 01 09:00 CAD Bank of Canada Rate Decision (MAR)***
Mar 01 10:00 USD ISM Manufacturing (FEB)
Mar 01 10:00 USD ISM Prices Paid (FEB)
Mar 01 19:00 AUD HIA New Home Sales (JAN)
Mar 01 19:30 AUD Gross Domestic Product (4Q)***

Mar 02 USD Fed's Beige Book
Mar 02 08:15 USD ADP Employment Change (FEB)
Mar 02 14:00 USD Fed Releases Beige Book Economic Survey
Mar 02 17:30 AUD AiG Performance of Service Index (FEB)
Mar 02 19:30 AUD Trade Balance (JAN)

Mar 03 03:15 CHF Retail Sales (Real) (JAN)
Mar 03 03:55 EUR German Purchasing Manager Index Services (FEB F)
Mar 03 04:00 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Services (FEB F)
Mar 03 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Gross Domestic Product s.a. (4Q P)
Mar 03 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Household Consumption (4Q P)
Mar 03 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Gross Fixed Capital (4Q P)
Mar 03 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Retail Sales (JAN)
Mar 03 07:45 EUR European Central Bank Rate Decision (MAR)***
Mar 03 08:30 USD Change in Non-farm Payrolls (FEB)***
Mar 03 08:30 USD Change in Private Payrolls (FEB)
Mar 03 08:30 USD Change in Manufacturing Payrolls (FEB)
Mar 03 08:30 USD Unemployment Rate (FEB)***
Mar 03 10:00 CAD Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (FEB)

*** Highly influential

Notice: The Bastiat Group, Inc. has attempted to verify the information contained in this calendar, however, any aspect of such info may change without notice. Foreign economic reports included in this list are only those deemed "medium to high impact".

Key Earnings Announcements This Week:

Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
Before: JOBS, ANV, AFAM, AWI, CHOP(?), MY(?), CRTP(?), CSR, EIX, ENDP, EXAC, FELE, JKS, MSA, MINI, NHP, OSG, KWK, TREX, TRS, UNS, VIT, WRI
During: SJI
After: AONE, AIMC, DGI, DBRN(?), DTSI, EXLS, FOE, HL(?), ISIS, KAMN, LYV, MWE, MR, PDLI, RRC, RST, SLXP, SONS, BID, STXS, SUMR(?), SYKE, NCTY(?), TNS, TWGP, UHS, URS, PRTS, VRSK, WUS, WRC, YOKU

Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011
Before: ARCC, ARQL, AZO, BMO, BYD, BPI, CNP, CEDC, CIE, DRH, DPZ, FIG, FDP, HSFT, IVR, ITRN, BABY, PNM, QLTI, SOL, RIGL, SODA, TECD, YUII(?)
During: -
After: ABM(?), BGS, BGFV, BTUI, CAP, CCG, CWST, STV, CHDN(?), FIX, DNDN, DY, ES(?), ERES, ESLR(?), HVT(?), HOV, IOC(?), MAKO, MATK(?), MBI, MDR, MITL, NKTR, QLIK, SGMS, GAME, SNDA, SINA, JOE, STWD, SUNH, TTEC, TIVO, PAY

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
Before: AH, ALY(?), BJ, CVGW(?), CRI, CTB(?), COST, CCSC, COWN(?), CYBX, FSS(?), FLY, FXCM, GMAN(?), JOYG, MFB, NGS, PRMW(?), SPLS(?), WTI, WRES
During: -
After: ANW, AIQ(?), ARI, APSG(?), CBEY, CQB, CWTR(?), PSS(?), CPRT(?), CVI, DAR, EGLE(?), EXM(?), DAVE, FNSR(?), FL, GCA, GMXR, GPRE, GEF, HYC(?), ICFI, KCP(?), KONG, KRA(?), LHCG, MMLP, MIDD(?), PETM, SIGM(?), CTE(?), VISN(?), WCAA

Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011
Before: BRY(?), BIG(?), BRLI(?), BITA, BLT(?), CNQ, BORN, CLW, CCM(?), CNSL, CRTX, COT, DLM, DIN, FSYS, GCO(?), GEL, GRB(?), GPX(?), HEES, HNZ, KR, LINC, MCGC(?), MED(?), MEI, MITI(?), MDS(?), NAFC, NNI, ORN, PRFT, RNO, USPH, UNFI, WNR, FUR, WATG(?)
During: -
After: ADUS, ALTH, AMSF. AACC, BIDZ, CRA(?), CSA, CMTL(?), COO, DEPO(?), EBS(?), ERII(?), GNMK, GXDX(?), ISS, JAZZ(?), KOG, MRVL, MDSO(?), NOVL, SEM, SQNM(?), SLW, SPRD, UDRL, ZGNX

Friday, Mar. 4, 2011
Before: AYR(?), ALC, BRNC, CIS, MSG, SUP(?)
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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