Friday, May 28, 2010

Catalysts to Watch; Banks; Economics Calendar – Daily View

Catalysts to Watch

· President Obama will visit the Gulf Coast on Friday to view efforts in cleaning up the BP oil leak – Politico 

· House to vote on Fri on jobs benefit and tax bill – Bloomberg

· Bond markets close 2pmET today ahead of the Memorial Day weekend; FX futures close @ 1pmET. 

· The week of Mon 5/31 will be busy - as it will give a bunch of important data points for the month of May (in the US, we get both ISMs and then the May labor report on Fri 6/4; we will also get May auto sales as well as updates from the country’s major retailers; in China, we get the May PMI on 5/31).  Also – on June 3-5 there will be a G20 finance ministers meeting.  Canada interest rate decision coming up June 1 – could become the first G7 central bank to hike rates.  Note that the US and UK are closed Mon for holidays

· Banks - In the coming days, Moody's will publish an update to its March 2010 report "Dodd Bill May Reduce Systemic Support for Bank Debt." 

Economics Calendar – Daily  View

· Friday, May 28th: US (Personal Spending, Chicago PMI, U. of Michigan Confidence, NAPM-Milwaukee) 

Corporate Events Calendar to watch coming up

· Fri May 28: earnings before the open (MENT); analyst meetings (F) 

· Mon May 31: holidays in the US (Memorial Day) and the UK (Spring Bank Holiday) 

· Tues June 1: earnings after the close (LGF, PSS, SNDA). 

· Wed June 2: earnings before open (DAKT, SCVL, CSIQ); earnings after the close (HOV); auto sales (GM, F, etc).  Analyst meetings (ACE, CNC, MDR, DNR, GET) 

· Thurs June 3: earnings before the open (STP, CHRS, AGYS, JOYG, UTIW, JOSB, AHO, Kingfisher); earnings after the close (SNIC, CMTL, ZQK, SAI, KKD, COO).  analyst meetings (Cap Gemini, NBL, STM, ASH, JNJ, TRI, CCMP, TER, AEIS); sales (retailers will be reporting their same-store-sales for the month of May). 

· Fri June 4: earnings before the open (CMED); analyst meeting (WMT) 

· Mon June 7: mid-Q updates (ALTR); analyst meeting (MDT)

· Tues June 8: earnings before the open (TLB, DG); earnings after the close (BOBE, OXM); analyst meetings (PLXS, DPS, ORBK)

· Wed June 9: earnings before the open (MTN, CIEN); earnings after the close (MW)  

· Thurs June 10: earnings before the open (DLM); earnings after the close (NSM, FNSR); analyst meeting (AHL, MCO)

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