Retail sales and trade data on tap this week

Economic Reports and Events This Week

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

Mar 7 3:00 PM Consumer Credit Jan

Mar 9 7:00 AM MBA Mortgage Index 03/04
Mar 9 10:00 AM Wholesale Inventories Jan
Mar 9 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 03/05

Mar 10 8:30 AM Initial Claims 03/05
Mar 10 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 02/26
Mar 10 8:30 AM Trade Balance Jan
Mar 10 2:00 PM Treasury Budget Feb

Mar 11 8:30 AM Retail Sales Feb
Mar 11 8:30 AM Retail Sales ex-auto Feb
Mar 11 9:55 AM Mich Sentiment Mar
Mar 11 10:00 AM Business Inventories Jan

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

Mar 7 JPY Leading Index (JAN )
Mar 7 04:30 EUR Euro-Zone Sentix Investor Confidence (MAR)
Mar 7 18:50 JPY Trade Balance - BOP Basis (JAN)
Mar 7 19:01 GBP RICS House Price Balance (FEB)
Mar 7 19:30 AUD NAB Business Conditions (FEB)

Mar 8 01:45 CHF Unemployment Rate (FEB)
Mar 8 08:15 CAD Housing Starts (FEB)
Mar 8 18:00 NZD QV House Prices (FEB)
Mar 8 18:30 AUD Westpac Consumer Confidence (MAR)
Mar 8 19:30 AUD Home Loans (JAN)

Mar 9 03:15 CHF Consumer Price Index (FEB)
Mar 9 04:30 GBP Visible Trade Balance (JAN)
Mar 9 07:00 EUR German Industrial Production s.a. (JAN)
Mar 9 15:00 NZD Reserve Bank of New Zealand Rate Decision (MAR)***
Mar 9 16:30 NZD Business NZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (FEB)
Mar 9 18:50 JPY Gross Domestic Product Annualized (4Q F)
Mar 9 18:50 JPY Gross Domestic Product (4Q F)
Mar 9 19:30 AUD Unemployment Rate (FEB)***
Mar 9 19:30 AUD Full Time Employment Change (FEB)
Mar 9 19:30 AUD Part Time Employment Change (FEB)
Mar 9 21:00 CNY Trade Balance (FEB)

Mar 10 NZD REINZ House Sales (FEB)
Mar 10 03:00 EUR German Trade Balance (JAN)
Mar 10 04:00 EUR ECB Publishes March Monthly Report ***
Mar 10 04:30 GBP Industrial Production (JAN)
Mar 10 07:00 GBP BOE Asset Purchase Target (MAR)***
Mar 10 07:00 GBP Bank of England Rate Decision (MAR)***
Mar 10 08:30 CAD International Merchandise Trade (JAN)
Mar 10 08:30 USD Trade Balance (JAN)
Mar 10 14:00 USD Monthly Budget Statement (FEB)
Mar 10 21:00 CNY Producer Price Index (FEB)
Mar 10 21:00 CNY Consumer Price Index (FEB)

Mar 11 GBP NIESR Gross Domestic Product Estimate (FEB)***
Mar 11 03:00 EUR German Consumer Price Index (FEB F)
Mar 11 03:00 EUR German Consumer Price Index - EU Harmonized (FEB F)
Mar 11 04:30 GBP Producer Price Index Input n.s.a. (FEB)
Mar 11 04:30 GBP Producer Price Index Output n.s.a. (FEB)
Mar 11 04:30 GBP Producer Price Index Output Core n.s.a. (FEB)
Mar 11 07:00 CAD Full Time Employment Change (FEB)
Mar 11 07:00 CAD Net Change in Employment (FEB)***
Mar 11 07:00 CAD Part Time Employment Change (FEB)
Mar 11 07:00 CAD Unemployment Rate (FEB)***
Mar 11 08:30 USD Advance Retail Sales (FEB)***
Mar 11 08:30 USD Retail Sales Less Autos (FEB)
Mar 11 08:30 USD Retail Sales Ex Auto & Gas (FEB)
Mar 11 09:55 USD U. of Michigan Confidence (MAR P)***

*** Highly influential

Key Earnings Announcements This Week:

Monday, Mar. 7, 2011
Before: BWEN(?), CACH(?), CHOP(?), CIEN, DQ, TSTY(?), HOGS
During: -
After: ABM, AMCN, BSFT, CASY, CCIH, CCIX, HIL, HMIN, IOC(?), IPCM, JAZZ, PWRD, RSCR(?), SUMR(?), SNHY, THO(?), URBN

Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2011
Before: CAS, ECOL, ARNA(?), BF.B, CRTP(?), CHDX(?), DKS, PLOW, EBIX(?), GEDU(?), KFY, NXG, RDNT, SCR, SSI, YUII(?)
During: -
After: SVN, AVAV, AHS, SAM, CRME(?), CKEC, CHINA(?), CCRN, CPIX, DMND, EM, ESC, FNSR, FMCN, GCA, IPAR, JCG(?), MYRG, NABI, NAV(?), VITA, SQNM, STP, NCTY(?), ZIPR(?)

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2011
Before: AEO, BLT(?), BONT, CMN(?), CDCS(?), PLCE, MY, COMV, DANG, DXYN, FSIN(?), HERO, JRCC(?), LMIA(?), POZN, TRK, TICC
During: -
After: AFCE(?), AIQ(?), ARCL, CWTR, DK, DRYS(?), ESLR, EXPR(?), FRPT, FCEL, FTEK, HRB, HOTT, IDSY, JAS, MATK(?), MW, MBLX, MCP, PEGA(?), PRSC, QLTY, BOX SMTC, STAN, STEI, THMD(?), TCAP

Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011
Before: AYR, BKE(?), CSIQ, CBEH(?), CRIC(?), CSUN(?), CODI, DLM, DPTR(?), EJ, ENG, GEOI(?), GPOR(?), GYMB(?), HWK(?), HITK(?), JTX, KIRK, TUC(?), MED(?), MEA, NGPC(?), NNBR, SHP, SFD, MTN
During: -
After: ARO, AIRM, ALJ, ALOG, AUTH, BODY(?), CEDU(?), CLNE, CMTL(?), DNN, BAGL, EBS, GXDX(?), HRZN(?), JMBA, NSM, OMPI, OPTR(?), PLL, POWR, ZQK, SONE, SHFL, SWHC, STRI, ULTA, ZUMZ

Friday, Mar. 11, 2011
Before: ANN, BIOS, CHLN(?), CTRN, HIBB, MPR(?), SUP(?)
During: -
After: BIDZ

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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