Monday, March 29, 2010

Catalysts; Economics; Corporate Events Calendar; Greece Auction $SPY $TBT $TLT

·         a few more Feb-end earnings reports (RIMM, APOL, MU, MOS), auto sales, and the Mar BLS report (on Fri) will all be crammed into a holiday-shortened week (nearly every major equities market in the world will be closed Fri although bond markets will be open for an abbreviated session); the end of the Q/month on Wed will also impact trading. 

·         On the earnings front, investors will be focused on APOL Mon morning and then RIMM and MU Wed after the close.  The Q1 earnings season kicks off on Mon 4/12 w/AA after the close. 

·         For autos, the nation's auto companies will be posting their Mar sales results throughout the day on Thurs ( is projecting a 31% surge in March U.S. new-vehicle sales). 

·         JPMorgan is hosting a REIT conf on Thurs Apr 1.

·         Treasuries – we will hear about the size of the next round of coupon sales on Thurs Apr 1.  The next coupon sales are: 10yr TIPS Mon Apr 5, 3yrs Tues Apr 6, 10s Wed Apr 7, and 30s on Thurs Apr 8.  link

·         G8 foreign ministers meeting today in Canada; expected to focus on tightening sanctions on Iran (CNBC) 

Economics calendardaily view

·         Monday, Mar. 29th: US (PCE, Personal Income, Dallas Fed); Eurozone (German CPI, UK Consumer Credit, Eurozone Business Climate and Consumer Confidence); Other (Japan Retail Sales, IP, Household Spending, Jobless Rate).

·         Tuesday, Mar. 30th: US (S&P Case Shiller, Consumer Confidence); Eurozone (UK Current Account, UK GfK Consumer Confidence Survey); Other (Switzerland UBS Consumption Indicator).

·         Wednesday, Mar. 31st: US (ADP Employment Change, Chicago PMI, Factory Orders, MBA Mortgage Applications); Eurozone (German Unemployment Rate, Eurozone Unemployment Rate, CPI); Other (China PMI Manufacturing & HSBC Manufacturing PMI, Australia Retail Sales, Japan Housing Starts, Switzerland Leading Indicator, Canada GDP, Japan Tankan Survey).

·         Thursday, Apr. 1st: US (Challenger Job Cuts, Jobless Claims, ISM Manufacturing/Prices Paid, Construction Spending, Auto Sales); Eurozone (German Retail Sales, UK PMI Manufacturing); Other (Australia Trade Balance, Switzerland SVME PMI).

·         Friday, Apr. 2nd: US (Monthly Labor #s, Unemployment Rate); Eurozone (n/a); Other (n/a). 

Corporate Events Calendar

·         Mon Mar 29: earnings before the open (APOL, CALM, SORL).  Earnings after the close (COSI, OXM).  Analyst meetings (CEG).   

·         Tues Mar 30: Earnings before the open (LDK, CHRS).  Earnings after the close (ZZ, FUL, IMMR, SAI).  Analyst meeting (F, AMAT, PBR). 

·         Wed Mar 31: earnings before the open (DG, LNN, AYI, RAD, ROIAK).  Earnings after the close (XRTX, MU, RIMM, MOS, RECN, GPN, DMAN). 

·         Thurs Apr 1: earnings before the open (WOR, KMX, SCHL).  sales (the nation's auto companies will release their sales results for the month of Mar).  Analyst meetings (HIG). 

·         Fri Apr 2: most major markets closed for Good Friday (US, Germany, Greece, UK, Hong Kong, France, etc). 

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