The Week Ahead: Home Prices, Jobless Claims, Ben Bernanke, and Pandora Earnings

For the upcoming week, investors will look over some economic data and earnings but they’ll really be waiting for news from the Fed’s Jackson Hole retreat. They will have to wait until Friday when Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke delivers a morning speech.

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Also giving remarks at week’s end is European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. He’ll give a speech on Saturday. In his remarks from earlier this month, they gave markets a little jump after declaring the ECB would do what it could to save the euro but investors want something more concrete this time.

Overall, the week could be a quiet one with light volume as the week edges closer to the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Let’s take a look at the week.

Economic Data

Monday: Dallas Fed August manufacturing survey

Tuesday: S&P/Case-Shiller June home prices index, Consumer Confidence and Richmond Fed August manufacturing survey

Wednesday: Second-quarter real GDP and July pending home sales

Thursday: Weekly jobless claims, July personal income, July consumer spending and Kansas City Fed August manufacturing survey

Friday: August Chicago PMI, Reuters/UMich August consumer sentiment (final) and July factory orders

Fed Speak

Friday: Ben Bernanke speech, “Monetary Policy Since the Crisis” at 10 a.m. EDT.


Monday: Tiffany (NYSE:TIF), Donaldson (NYSE:DCI), Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL)

Tuesday: Movado (NYSE:MOV), Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM), Brown Shoe (NYSE:BWS), Ship Finance (NYSE:SFL)

Wednesday: Zale (NYSE:ZLC), H.J. Heinz (NYSE:HNZ), J.Crew, Tivo (NASDAQ:TIVO), Pandora Media (NYSE:P), Genesco (NYSE:GCO), Flow International (NASDAQ:FLOW),Coldwater Creek (NASDAQ:CWTR)

Thursday: Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN), Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ), Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK), Esterline Tech (NYSE:ESL)

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