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December 31, 2009 at 5:17 pm

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Economic Information – December 28 (see “Head on a Swivel” for full report)

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Last week US crude inventories missed to the downside (larger draw than expected) by a wide margin for the 3rd week in a row. The Loonie responded accordingly by eking out weekly gains. Consumer sentiment, personal spending, durable goods orders, manufacturing all came in lower than expectations while new home sales, core durable goods and unemployment claims beat estimates. The market digested the mixed bag of results and posted gain for all major US sectors (Utilities and Industrials just North of 1% ; Tech, Teleco and Materials all North of 4%). This weeks see the release of the Conference Board consumer confidence number on Tuesday with a projection above the all important 50 for the first time since September and the release of  the Case-Shiller House Price index which gives us the selling price of single-family homes from 20 metropolitan areas. With limited reports this week look for action around the economic  release times.

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December 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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Head on a Swivel – December 28, 2009

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December 28, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Cranking up the “HEAT”?

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December 24, 2009 at 5:13 pm

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Economic Information December 21, 2009 (see “Head on a Swivel” for full report)

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Several economic data points released this week, key among those being Core Retail Sales (CDA Monday), New Home Sales (USA Wednesday), GDP numbers (CDA and USA Tuesday and Wednesday ), Core Durable Goods Orders (USA Thursday), and the Weekly Unemployment Claims (USA Thursday).  New Single Family Home Sales (annualized) beat expectations for October (430K actual versus 408K estimate) and are expected to increase again in November (442K estimate). With Weekly Unemployment Claims surprising to the upside/wrong-side the last 2 weeks all eyes will be on this week’s report.  New claims are forecast to be around 471,000 for the week.

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December 21, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Head on a Swivel – December 21, 2009

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December 21, 2009 at 4:17 pm