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Economic Calendar | Dec. 18

Major Economic Releases

(All times are Pacific):

Tuesday

5:30 a.m. Current Account Balance Q3

7 a.m. NAHB Housing Market Index Dec

Wednesday

4 a.m. MBA Mortgage Index 12/15

5:30 a.m. Housing Starts Nov

5:30 a.m. Building Permits Nov

7:30 a.m. Crude Inventories 12/15

Thursday

5:30 a.m. Initial Claims 12/15

5:30 a.m. Continuing Claims 12/08

5:30 a.m. GDP - Third Estimate Q3

5:30 a.m. GDP Deflator - Third Estimate Q3

7 a.m. Existing Home Sales Nov

7 a.m. Philadelphia Fed Dec

7 a.m. Leading Indicators Nov

7 a.m. FHFA Housing Price Index Oct

7:30 a.m. Natural Gas Inventories 12/15

Friday

5:30 a.m. Personal Income Nov

5:30 a.m. Personal Spending Nov

5:30 a.m. PCE Prices - Core Nov

6:55 a.m. Michigan Sentiment - Final Dec


National Earnings Reports

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings this week, with ticker symbol and Thomson Financial profit estimates:

Tuesday

Oracle Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

Wednesday

FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

Thursday

Darden Restaurants Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

Nike Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

Friday

Walgreen Co. reports quarterly financial results.


Barometer

Consumer Price Index (CPI): +0.1% in Oct 2012

Unemployment Rate: 7.7% in Nov 2012

Payroll Employment: +146,000(p) in Nov 2012

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.04(p) in Nov 2012

Producer Price Index (PPI): -0.8%(p) in Nov 2012

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.4% in 3rd Qtr of 2012

Productivity: +2.9%(r) in 3rd Qtr of 2012

U.S. Import Price Index: -0.9% in Nov 2012

U.S. Export Price Index: -0.7% in Nov 2012


IPOs Planned

The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.ipohome.com) and SEC filings.

Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust - Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 35 million units priced at $10 each, managed by Morgan Stanley, RBC, BofA Merrill Lynch, and UBS. Proposed NYSE Arca symbol SPPP. Business: The Trust seeks to provide a convenient and exchange-traded investment alternative for investors interested in holding physical platinum and palladium bullion without the inconvenience that is typical of a direct investment in physical platinum and palladium bullion.


Port calls this week

Cargo vessels

Cielo Di Tokyo -- Arrive: 12/17, Depart: 12/23, Last Port: Potolobambo, Mexico, Berth: 10-03, Cargo: Potassium Nitrate, Stevedore: METRO, Agent: TNC, Line: DDRY, Flag: PAN

Jean Anne -- Arrive: 12/18, Depart: 12/19, Last Port: Hawaii, Berth: 24-02, Cargo: Automobile, Stevedore: PASHA, Agent: PSH, Line: PASHA, Flag: USA

Star Istind -- Arrive: 12/19, Depart: 12/20, Last Port: Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico, Berth: 10-04, Cargo: Fertilizers, Stevedore: SSA, Agent: GSC, Line: STAR, Flag: NORW

Morning Cedar -- Arrive: 12/20, Depart: 12/21, Last Port: Ulsan, Korea, Berth: 24-10, Cargo: Automobile, Stevedore: PASHA, Agent: PSH, Line: ECC, Flag: SGP

BBC Hawaii -- Arrive: 12/20, Depart: 12/24, Last Port: La Libertad, El Salvador, Berth: 10-07, Cargo: Load Project Cargo, Stevedore: SSA, Agent: GSC, Line: BBC, Flag: ATG

Columbia Highway -- Arrive: 12/20, Depart: 12/21, Last Port: Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico, Berth: 24-05, Cargo: Automobile, Stevedore: PASHA, Agent: PSH, Line: K-LINE, Flag: PAN

Auriga Leader -- Arrive: 12/21, Depart: 12/21, Last Port: Long Beach, CA, Berth: 24-10, Cargo: Automobile, Stevedore: PASHA, Agent: PSH, Line: NYK, Flag: SGP

Dole Honduras -- Arrive: 12/23, Depart: 12/25, Last Port: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, Berth: 10-02, Cargo: Bananas, Stevedore: SSA, Agent: NLI, Line: DOLE, Flag: BHS

Cruise ships

Statendam -- Arrive: 12/21, Depart: 12/21, Last Port: Nuku Hiva, Berth: B-02, Activity: Embark, Disembark, Stevedore: SSA, Agent: PSH, Line: HLLND, Flag: NLD

Zaandam -- Arrive: 12/22, Depart: 12/22, Last Port: Ensenada, Mexico, Berth: B-01, Activity: Embark, Disembark, Stevedore: SSA, Agent: PSH, Line: HLLND, Flag: NLD


Definitions -- Stevedore: Manages the operation of loading or unloading a ship. Agent: Manages the contracts, logistics. Line: Shipping line that owns the ship. Flag: Nation the ship is flagged under. Source: San Diego Marine Information System

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