Retail sales, inflation will move markets this week

Economic Reports and Events This Week

U.S. Domestic: Eastern Time Zone (GMT -5:00) (New York, Toronto)

Apr 12 8:30 AM Trade Balance Feb
Apr 12 8:30 AM Export Prices ex-ag. Mar
Apr 12 8:30 AM Import Prices ex-oil Mar
Apr 12 2:00 PM Treasury Budget Mar

Apr 13 7:00 AM MBA Mortgage Index 04/08
Apr 13 8:30 AM Retail Sales Mar
Apr 13 8:30 AM Retail Sales ex-auto Mar
Apr 13 10:00 AM Business Inventories Feb
Apr 13 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 04/09
Apr 13 2:00 PM Fed's Beige Book Apr

Apr 14 8:30 AM Initial Claims 04/09
Apr 14 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 04/02
Apr 14 8:30 AM PPI Mar
Apr 14 8:30 AM Core PPI Mar

Apr 15 8:30 AM CPI Mar
Apr 15 8:30 AM Core CPI Mar
Apr 15 8:30 AM Empire Manufacturing Apr
Apr 15 9:00 AM Net Long-Term TIC Flows Feb
Apr 15 9:15 AM Industrial Production Mar
Apr 15 9:15 AM Capacity Utilization Mar
Apr 15 9:55 AM Mich Sentiment Apr

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

Apr 09 20:30 JPY Bank of Japan to Hold Quarterly Branch Managers' Meeting
Apr 09 22:00 CNY Imports YoY% (MAR)
Apr 09 22:00 CNY Trade Balance (MAR)
Apr 09 22:00 CNY Exports YoY% (MAR)

Apr 10 NZD REINZ House Sales (MAR)
Apr 10 19:50 JPY Machine Orders (FEB)

Apr 11 19:01 GBP BRC Sales Like-For-Like (MAR)
Apr 11 19:01 GBP RICS House Price Balance (MAR)
Apr 11 20:00 NZD QV House Prices (MAR)
Apr 11 20:30 AUD Westpac Consumer Confidence
Apr 11 21:30 AUD NAB Business Conditions (MAR)
Apr 11 21:30 AUD NAB Business Confidence (MAR)

Apr 12 GBP Nationwide Consumer Confidence (MAR)
Apr 12 02:00 JPY Machine Tool Orders
Apr 12 04:30 GBP Consumer Price Index (MAR)***
Apr 12 04:30 GBP Core Consumer Price Index (MAR)
Apr 12 04:30 GBP Retail Price Index (MAR)
Apr 12 04:30 GBP Visible Trade Balance (FEB)
Apr 12 05:00 EUR German ZEW Survey (Economic Sentiment) ***
Apr 12 05:00 EUR German ZEW Survey (Current Situation)
Apr 12 08:30 CAD International Merchandise Trade (FEB)
Apr 12 08:30 USD Import Price Index (MAR)
Apr 12 08:30 USD Trade Balance (FEB)
Apr 12 09:00 CAD Bank of Canada Rate Decision (APR 12)***
Apr 12 14:00 USD Monthly Budget Statement (MAR)

Apr 13 04:30 GBP Jobless Claims Change (MAR)***
Apr 13 04:30 GBP Average Weekly Earnings (FEB)
Apr 13 04:30 GBP Claimant Count Rate (MAR)
Apr 13 04:30 GBP ILO Unemployment Rate (3M) (FEB)
Apr 13 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Industrial Production s.a. (FEB)
Apr 13 08:30 USD Advance Retail Sales (MAR)***
Apr 13 08:30 USD Retail Sales Ex Auto & Gas (MAR)
Apr 13 08:30 USD Retail Sales Less Autos (MAR)
Apr 13 10:30 CAD Monetary Policy Report***
Apr 13 14:00 USD Fed Releases Beige Book Economic Survey
Apr 13 18:30 NZD Business NZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (FEB)
Apr 13 18:30 NZD Business NZ PMI (MAR)
Apr 13 18:45 NZD Retail Sales Ex-Auto (FEB)
Apr 13 18:45 NZD Retail Sales (FEB)

Apr 14 04:00 EUR ECB Publishes April Monthly Report
Apr 14 05:00 CHF ZEW Survey (Expectations)
Apr 14 08:30 USD Producer Price Index Ex Food & Energy (MAR)
Apr 14 08:30 USD Producer Price Index (MAR)
Apr 14 22:00 CNY Consumer Price Index (MAR)***
Apr 14 22:00 CNY Real GDP (1Q)***
Apr 14 22:00 CNY Fixed Assets Inv Excl. Rural (MAR)
Apr 14 22:00 CNY Fixed Assets Inv Excl. Rural YTD (MAR)
Apr 14 22:00 CNY Producer Price Index (MAR)
Apr 14 22:00 CNY Business Climate Index (1Q)
Apr 14 22:00 CNY Industrial Production (MAR)
Apr 14 22:00 CNY Industrial Production YTD (MAR)
Apr 14 22:00 CNY Producer Price Index (MAR)
Apr 14 22:00 CNY Retail Sales YTD (MAR)

Apr 15 CNY New Yuan Loans (MAR)***
Apr 15 CNY Foreign Exchange Reserves (MAR)
Apr 15 00:30 JPY Industrial Production
Apr 15 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index (MAR)
Apr 15 05:00 EUR Italian Consumer Price Index - EU Harmonized (MAR F)
Apr 15 05:00 EUR Italian Consumer Price Index (NIC incl. tobacco) (MAR F)
Apr 15 08:30 USD Consumer Price Index (MAR)***
Apr 15 08:30 USD Consumer Price Index Core Index s.a. (MAR)
Apr 15 08:30 USD Consumer Price Index Ex Food & Energy (MAR)
Apr 15 09:00 USD Net Long-term TIC Flows (FEB)
Apr 15 09:15 USD Industrial Production (MAR)
Apr 15 09:55 USD U. of Michigan Confidence (APR P)***

*** 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, Apr. 11, 2011
Before: CHINA(?), CPC, SHAW
During: -
After: AA, JOEZ

Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2011
Before: FAST
During: -
After: -

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2011
Before: APWR(?), ADTN, ASML, IGTE(?), JPM
During: -
After: DRWI(?), HCSG(?), UFPI

Thursday, Apr. 14, 2011
Before: CHKP, CBSH(?), FCS, GIGM(?), HAS, MTOX, PGR, PRSP, SDTH(?), SVU, TITN(?)
During: -
After: CBK, CBST, DTLK(?), GOOG, HQS(?), JBHT(?)

Friday, Apr. 15, 2011
Before: BAC, SCHW(?), GPC, INFY, KNL, MAT, WBS
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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