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August 16, 2013 06:22 AM

Economic Reports and Events This Week

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

Aug 21    
7:00 AM   MBA Mortgage Index        08/17   Aug 21   
10:00 AM   Existing Home Sales        Jul Aug 21   
10:30 AM   Crude Inventories        08/17 Aug 21    
2:00 PM   FOMC Minutes            7/31

Aug 22    
8:30 AM   Initial Claims        08/17 Aug 22    
8:30 AM   Continuing Claims        08/10 Aug 22    
9:00 AM   FHFA Housing Price Index    Jun   Aug 22   
10:00 AM   Leading Indicators        Jul Aug 22   
10:30 AM   Natural Gas Inventories    08/17  

Aug 23   
10:00 AM   New Home Sales        Jul

International: ET (Toronto/New York) (GMT -5)

Sunday, August 18, 2013
            CNY Foreign Direct Investment (JUL)
18:30    NZD Performance Services Index (JUL)
19:01    GBP Rightmove House Prices (AUG)
19:50    JPY Merchandise Trade Balance Total (JUL)

Monday, August 19, 2013
01:00    JPY Leading Index (JUN F)
01:00    JPY Coincident Index (JUN F)
21:30    AUD RBA Policy Meeting - August Minutes
23:00    NZD Reserve Bank of New Zealand 2-Year Inflation Expectation (3Q)  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
00:30    JPY All Industry Activity Index (JUN)
20:30    AUD Westpac Leading Index (JUN)
23:00    NZD Credit Card Spending (JUL)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
04:30    GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (JUL)
10:00    USD Existing Home Sales (JUL)
14:00    USD Fed Releases Minutes from Jul 30-31 FOMC Meeting
19:50    JPY Japan Buying Foreign Bonds (AUG 16)
19:50    JPY Japan Buying Foreign Stocks (AUG 16)
20:00    AUD Conference Board Leading Index (JUN)
21:45    CNY HSBC/Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI (AUG)

Thursday, August 22, 2013
02:00    CHF Trade Balance (JUL)
02:00    JPY Machine Tool Orders (JUL F)
03:30    EUR German Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (AUG A)
03:30    EUR German Purchasing Manager Index Services (AUG A)
04:00    EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (AUG A)
04:00    EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Services (AUG A)
04:00    EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Composite (AUG A)
08:30    USD Initial Jobless Claims (AUG 17)
08:30    CAD Retail Sales (JUN)
08:58    USD Markit US PMI Preliminary (AUG)
09:00    USD House Price Index (JUN)
10:00    USD Leading Indicators (JUL)

Friday, August 23, 2013
            USD Kansas City Fed Jackson Hole Economic Summit ***
02:00    EUR German Gross Domestic Product n.s.a. (2Q F)
04:30    GBP BBA Loans for House Purchase (JUL)
04:30    GBP Gross Domestic Product (2Q P)
08:30    CAD Consumer Price Index (JUL) ***
08:30    CAD Bank Canada Consumer Price Index Core (JUL) ***
10:00    EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Confidence (AUG A)
10:00    USD New Home Sales (JUL)

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, August 19, 2013
Before: CEL, PACT, RAVN
During: -
After: ANW, CRMT, BOBE, CCIH, GWAY, IRF, LITB, PWRD, URBN, VHS

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Before: AMWD, BKS, BBY, CNTF, DAKT, DKS, GLOG, HD, JCP, MDT, MBT, SKS, GASS, TJX, TSL, VELT
During: BHP
After: VNET, ADI, EPAY, STV, DL, CISG, INTU, KTCC, LZB, LFL, TUES

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Before: AEO, CTRN, EXXI, GSM, SJM, LOW, MSG, SPLS, TGT, TOL
During: -
After: AFCE, HAIN, HPQ, DATE, LTD, PETM, SB, SMTC, SNPS, VVTV

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Before: ANF, BONT, CIS, CATO, PLCE, CYBX, DLTR, GME, HRL, KIRK, LANC, PDCO, PERY, SHLD, SMRT, TAOM,BKE, TTC
During: PTR
After: ARO, ARUN, ADSK, BPHX, DLLR, FFHL, GPS, HPOL, IMMU, MRVL, MENT, MCRS, UEPS, NWY, NDSN, P, ROST, SLH

Friday, August 23, 2013
Before: ANN, DXLG, FL, HIBB
During: -
After: SMS

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.

About the Author

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.