Markets will watch home sales, durable orders

Economic Reports and Events This Week

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

Mar 21 10:00 AM Existing Home Sales Feb

Mar 22 10:00 AM FHFA Housing Price Index Jan

Mar 23 7:00 AM MBA Mortgage Index 03/18
Mar 23 10:00 AM New Home Sales Feb
Mar 23 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 03/19

Mar 24 8:30 AM Initial Claims 03/19
Mar 24 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 03/19
Mar 24 8:30 AM Durable Orders Feb
Mar 24 8:30 AM Durable Orders ex Transportation Feb

Mar 25 8:30 AM GDP - Third Estimate Q4
Mar 25 8:30 AM GDP Deflator - Third Estimate Q4
Mar 25 9:55 AM Michigan Sentiment - Final Mar

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

Mar 19 20:01 GBP Rightmove House Prices - Mar
Mar 19 22:00 NZD Credit Card Spending - Feb

Mar 21 08:30 USD Chicago Fed Nat Activity Index - Feb
Mar 21 10:00 USD Existing Home Sales - Feb

Mar 22 00:30 JPY All Industry Activity Index - Jan
Mar 22 03:00 CHF Trade Balance - Feb
Mar 22 05:30 GBP Consumer Price Index - Feb ***
Mar 22 05:30 GBP Retail Price Index - Feb
Mar 22 05:30 GBP Core Consumer Price Index - Feb
Mar 22 05:30 GBP Public Finances (PSNCR) - Feb
Mar 22 05:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing - Feb
Mar 22 08:30 CAD Leading Indicators - Feb
Mar 22 08:30 CAD Retail Sales - Jan ***
Mar 22 08:30 CAD Retail Sales Less Autos - Jan
Mar 22 10:00 USD House Price Index - Jan
Mar 22 17:45 NZD Current Account Balance - 4Q
Mar 22 17:45 NZD Current Account Deficit - GDP Ratio - 4Q

Mar 23 05:30 GBP Bank of England Minutes ***
Mar 23 05:30 GBP BBA Loans for House Purchase - Feb
Mar 23 08:30 GBP U.K. Chancellor of Exchequer Osborne Announces Budget
Mar 23 10:00 USD New Home Sales - Feb
Mar 23 11:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Confidence - Mar
Mar 23 17:45 NZD Gross Domestic Product - 4Q ***
Mar 23 19:00 AUD Conference Board Leading Index - Jan
Mar 23 19:50 JPY Merchandise Trade Balance Total - Feb

Mar 24 04:30 EUR German Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing - Mar
Mar 24 04:30 EUR German Purchasing Manager Index Services - Mar
Mar 24 04:30 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Composite - Mar
Mar 24 04:30 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing - Mar
Mar 24 04:30 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Services - Mar
Mar 24 05:30 GBP Retail Sales w/Auto Fuel
Mar 24 08:30 USD Durable Goods Orders - Feb
Mar 24 08:30 USD Durables Ex-Transportation - Feb
Mar 24 19:30 JPY National Consumer Price Index - Feb
Mar 24 19:30 JPY National Consumer Price Index Ex-Fresh Food - Feb
Mar 24 19:30 JPY National Consumer Price Index Ex-Food, Energy - Feb

Mar 25 03:00 EUR German GfK Consumer Confidence Survey - Apr
Mar 25 05:00 EUR German IFO - Business Climate - Mar
Mar 25 05:00 EUR German IFO - Current Assessment - Mar
Mar 25 05:00 EUR German IFO - Expectations - Mar
Mar 25 06:30 CHF KOF Institute March Economic Forecast
Mar 25 08:30 USD Gross Domestic Product (Annualized) - 4Q ***
Mar 25 08:30 USD Gross Domestic Product Index - 4Q ***
Mar 25 08:30 USD Personal Consumption - 4Q
Mar 25 08:30 USD Core Personal Consumption Expenditure - 4Q
Mar 25 09:55 USD Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Confidence (Final) - Mar

*** 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, Mar. 21, 2011
Before: CHOP (?), ADY, TSTY (?), TIF
During: -
After: -

Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2011
Before: CCL, CRTP (?), CMC, DG, EXPR, FSIN (?), JEF, NEOG, WNI, SDTH (?), WAG, YUII (?)
During: -
After: ADBE, CTAS, DFS, DGW, FSII, GIII, IOC, JBL, PRMW, PRGS (?), SONC

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011
Before: CACH (?), GIS, GU (?), TXI (?), WATG (?)
During: -
After: FUL, OMN, PAYX, RHT, SAI, SCS

Thursday, Mar. 24, 2011
Before: BBY, CHINA, CHRS, CSUN, CAG, FRED, GME, LEN (?), SCHL, TLB, UTIW
During: -
After: ACN, BODY, CRA, JRJC, DRI, FINL, GXDX (?), ORCL, RIMM, SABA, SMOD, SNX, WTSLA

Friday, Mar. 25, 2011
Before: ADES, CTFO, KBH (?)
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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