Durable goods orders and personal income and outlays will be released on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Also, expect two real estate reports: Existing home sales (the bulk of the housing market) on Monday and new home sales on Wednesday, each at 10 a.m.
U.S. markets will be closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, resulting in a shuffling of the normal day for some events. London, Tokyo and Sydney will be open as usual. U.S. markets will close early, at 1 p.m., on Friday.
Leading indicators (in descending order of importance):
The interest rate spread between 10-year Treasuries and the federal funds rate, reported continually during market hours.
The M2 money supply, at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
The S&P 500 index, reported continually during market hours.
Average weekly initial claims for unemployment from the jobless claims report on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
The index of consumer expectations from the Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment report, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Events arranged by day:
Monday: Purchasing Managers Institute manufacturing index flash release at 9:45 a.m. and existing home sales at 10 a.m.
Tuesday: GDP at 8:30 a.m., the S&P Case-Shiller home price index for 20 metro areas at 9 a.m. and consumer confidence at 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Durable goods, jobless claims and personal income and outlays at 8:30 a.m., new home sales and consumer sentiment at 10 a.m., and petroleum inventories at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday: U.S. markets closed for Thanksgiving day.
Friday: U.S. markets close early at 1 p.m. and M2 money supply at 4:30 p.m.
I also keep an eye on the Baltic Dry Index, updated daily, and the 5-year implied inflation rate based on U.S. Treasury yields, which presently stands at 1.37%, up 0.10% from a week earlier.
- 4-week: Announcement Monday 11 a.m., auction Tuesday 11:30 a.m., settlement Friday
- 3-month: Auction Monday 11:30 a.m., announcement Thursday 11 a.m.
- 6-month: Auction Monday 11:30 a.m., announcement Thursday 11 a.m.
- 2-year: Auction Tuesday 1 p.m.
- 2-year fixed rate: Auction Wednesday 11:30 a.m.
- 5-year: Auction Wednesday 1 p.m.
- 7-year: Auction Wednesday 11:30 a.m.
Nary a peep from the Federal Reserve glitterati this week, as all prepare their Thanksgiving turkeys for roasting and ease back on the spicy stimulus of their closely held stuffing recipes.
This week I shall be analyzing new bull and bear signals among 503 large-cap stocks and exchange-traded funds.
Happy Thanksgiving, and good trading.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Nov. 22, 2015
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