Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Catalysts to Watch this Week $$

Catalysts to Watch

· Treasury auctions: $37B 2s (Tues Aug 24), $36B 5s (Wed Aug 25), $29B 7s (Thurs Aug 26).  http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/domestic-finance/debt-management/auctions/auctions.pdf

· Bunch of primaries happening today (inc. John McCain in Arizona) – this Politico article gives a good run down. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41392.html

Corporate Events Calendar

· Tues Aug 24: earnings before the open (MDT, WPPGY, Persimmon, Antofagasta, CRH, BKC, BKS, BMO, TSL); earnings after the close (PAY, AVGO, DY, PSUN)

· Wed Aug 25: earnings before the open (Heineken, BHP, Arriva, TOL, AEO, CM, ITRN, L’Oreal); earnings after the close (SIGM, RUE, GES, TIVO, JDSU, SMTC, SWS, HAIN); mid-Q updates (LSTR)

· Thurs Aug 26: earnings before the open (Diageo, National Bank of Canada, Agricole, Acco, RGS, RY); earnings after the close (JCG, LAVA, ARUN, OVTI, NOVL, IRF, MCRS); analyst meetings (FLR) 

· Fri Aug 27: earnings before the open (National Bank of Greece/NBG, TIF, Dana Petroleum)

Economics Calendar – Daily View

· Wednesday, Aug 25th: US (MBA Mortgage Applications, Durable Goods, House Price Index, New Home Sales); Eurozone (Eurozone German IFO); Other (Australia Conference Board Leading Index).

· Thursday, Aug 26th: US (Continuing Claims); Eurozone (n/a); Other (Switzerland Employment Rate, Japan Employment Rate, CPI).

· Friday, Aug 27th: US (PCE, GDP, U of Michigan Confidence); Eurozone (German CPI, UK GDP); Other (Switzerland Leading Indicators)

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