Thursday, May 13, 2010

Catalysts to Watch;Treasury auctions - $16B 30s;Corporate Events Calendar

Catalysts to Watch

· Treasury auctions - $16B 30s Thurs. 

· European holidays - Much of continental Europe, including Germany, France, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland, celebrates the Ascension Day holiday Thurs, with many people also taking Friday off to engineer a four-day break (per Bloomberg).  Official market closings: Thurs (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Switzerland); official Fri closures (Denmark). 

· WFC – the co’s analyst meeting Thurs and Fri is among the first in the co’s history

· SEC could unveil new circuit breaker rules as soon as Wed night – CNBC

· Obama travels to Buffalo, New York, on Thursday as part of his continuing "White House to Main Street" tour.  CNN

Corporate Events Calendar

· Thurs Mar 13: earnings before the open (TEF, PONE, WEN, THI, TK, SNE, Sainsbury, KSS, Alibaba, URBN).  Earnings after the close (JWN, BBI, NVDA, CA).  Analyst meetings (IRBT, WFC). 

· Fri Mar 14: earnings before the open (JCP).  analyst meetings (ISIL)

Economics Calendar – Daily View

· Thursday, May 13th: US (Jobless Claims); Eurozone (ECB Monthly Reports); Other (Australia Unemployment Report, New Zealand Retail Sales).

· Friday, May 14th: US (Retail Sales, IP, Capacity Utilization, U. of Michigan Confidence, Business Inventories); Eurozone (UK Visible Trade Balance); Other (Canada Manufacturing).

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