The Week Ahead in Numbers
From Asia, investors will keep their eyes on economic data. After recent news of China's slowdown in manufacturing and an expected decline in iron ore consumption, this could affect equities and commodities in the upcoming week.
On Saturday, reports on manufacturing activity will be released by Chinese officials and HSBC.
Back in the U.S., here's a look at this week's deluge of economic and earnings information.
Monday: Pending home sales index and Dallas Fed manufacturing survey
Tuesday: ICSC-Goldman Store Sales, Redbook, S&P Case-Shiller home-price index, Consumer Confidence and Richmond Fed manufacturing index
Wednesday: MBA purchase applications, Durable Goods Orders, and EIA petroleum status report
Thursday: Fourth quarter GDP (third reading), Jobless claims, EIA natural gas report and Kansas City Fed manufacturing index
Friday: Personal income, Chicago PMI and Consumer sentiment
Monday: Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks
Tuesday: Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks
Thursday: Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks
Friday: New York Fed President William Dudley testifies before Congress
Monday: Apollo Group, Cal-Maine and Landec
Tuesday: Charming Shoppes, Christopher & Banks , EXFO, LennarMcCormick, Neogen, Oxford Indus, PVH, Robbins & Myers, Sealy, Synnex and Walgreen
Wednesday: Commercial Metals, Family Dollar Stores, H.B. Fuller, Huntington Ingalls, Lindsay, Mosaic, Paychex, Progress Software, Red Hat, Resources Connection, Texas Indus and UniFirst
Thursday: Best Buy, Cache, Finish Line, Movado, Pep Boys, Research In Motion, Saba Software, Shaw, SORL Auto Parts, TIBCO Software, Worthington Indus and Xyratex
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