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Markets May Be Coming Back to Life After the Holidays. U.S. Data Today and Wednesday

Markets May Be Coming Back to Life After the Holidays. U.S. Data Today and Wednesday
December 30, 2014 10:30:GMT

 TOP NEWS ITEMS: Case-Shiller House Prices, Conference Board  Consumer Confidence Survey

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30 December-- 10:30 GMT- Current Market Conditions
Markets are in a clear RISK OFF posture early in Europe with Far East equity markets having closed lower today and major European shares in the red.. Key interest rates are mostly higher. Yields on the European periphery are mostly up. Greek yields are higher as the Parliament is due to be dissolved today ahead of January elections  In forex, the USDJPY is weaker. The EUR is also down vs. the JPY. Gold is up and oil is down. U.S. equity futures are lower

The heat map color scheme of interest rates reflects yields.

Weekly Trading Planner Top Items (GMT):  
    15:00 US CB Consumer Conf key short term Sentiment
    1:45 CN HSBC final PMI early read on economy
    13:30 US Initial Claims current Jobs data
    14:45 US Chicago PMI early read on economy
    15:00 US Pending Homes predictor of existing homes
    15:30 US EIA Crude mn key to crude prices
    0:00 AU Holiday
    0:00 CA Holiday
    0:00 CH Holiday
    0:00 CN Holiday
    0:00 EZ Holiday
    0:00 GB Holiday
    0:00 JP Holiday
    0:00 NZ Holiday
    0:00 US Holiday
    1:00 CN NBS PMI early read on economy
    JP Holiday
    8:50 FR MFG PMI final early read on economy
    8:55 DE MFG PMI final early read on economy
    8:58 EZ MFG PMI final early read on economy
    9:28 GB MFG PMI early read on economy
    14:45 US MKT MFG PMI final early read on economy
    15:00 US ISM MFG PMI early read on economy
    15:00 US Construction Spend economic metric

calendarBe sure to refer daily to the Global-View Economic Calendar For key items (actual data, selected charts, etc.) as they are released.

Time  Imp Country Title Cons Last
30/12/14 14:00 B US Case-Shil 20 yy 4.20% 4.90%
30/12/14 15:00 A US CB Consumer Conf 92.5 88.7
30/12/14 21:30 C US Weekly Energy n/a n/a
31/12/14 0:00 A WEDNESDAY
31/12/14 1:45 A CN HSBC final PMI 49.5 49.5
31/12/14 12:00 C US WK Mortgage Stats n/a n/a
31/12/14 13:30 A US Initial Claims n/a 280
31/12/14 13:30 A US Cont Claims n/a 2.403
31/12/14 14:45 A US Chicago PMI 59 60.8
31/12/14 15:00 A US Pending Homes n/a -1.10%
31/12/14 15:30 A US EIA Crude mn n/a 7.3
31/12/14 15:30 B US EIA Gasoline mn n/a 4.3
31/12/14 15:30 B US EIA Distillate mn n/a 2.3
31/12/14 15:30 B US EIA Cap Util n/a 93.50%
31/12/14 15:30 B US Nat Gas bcf n/a -49
01/01/15 0:00 A THURSDAY
01/01/15 0:00 A AU Holiday n/a n/a
01/01/15 0:00 A CA Holiday n/a n/a
01/01/15 0:00 A CH Holiday n/a n/a
01/01/15 0:00 A CN Holiday n/a n/a
01/01/15 0:00 A EZ Holiday n/a n/a
01/01/15 0:00 A GB Holiday n/a n/a
01/01/15 0:00 A JP Holiday n/a n/a
01/01/15 0:00 A NZ Holiday n/a n/a
01/01/15 0:00 A US Holiday n/a n/a
01/01/15 1:00 A CN NBS PMI 50.1 50.3
02/01/15 0:00 A FRIDAY
02/01/15 0:00 A JP Holiday n/a n/a
02/01/15 8:50 A FR MFG PMI final 47.9 47.9
02/01/15 8:55 A DE MFG PMI final 51.2 51.2
02/01/15 8:58 A EZ MFG PMI final 50.8 50.8
02/01/15 9:28 A GB MFG PMI 53.6 55.5
02/01/15 14:45 A US MKT MFG PMI final 54.7 54.7
02/01/15 15:00 A US ISM MFG PMI n/a 59
02/01/15 15:00 A US Construction Spend 0.60% -0.40%


See the FOREX FORUM. for actual data, selected charts, etc.) and  comments from experienced traders to events as they happen.

John M. BlandJohn M. Bland is a founding partner of He was a FX consultant to major corporations. He has also been a institutional forex trader, FX analyst for a blue chip Fed watching service and an author. John has an MBA in Finance and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
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