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FactSet StreetAccount Summary - Week Ahead: December 14-18

Dec 14, 2015


The economic calendar will remain in focus for the coming week, as Wednesday's FOMC meeting will be the most highly anticipated event; as investors generally anticipate a rate increase and look to gain insight into the pace of any future tightening. Industrial production and PMI data round out the week in the US; while overseas attention will likely center on inflation data and the ZEW index from Europe. The corporate calendar sees several high-profile November quarter-end reporters, including ACN, FDX and ORCL, along with a number of analyst meetings to round out the docket.

Monday 14-Dec:


  • Earnings:
    • Post-close: PAY
  • Analyst meeting: UFI


  • US: NY Fed Survey of Consumer Expectation
  • Europe: Eurozone Industrial Production
  • Asia: Japan BOJ Tankan report

Tuesday 15-Dec:


  • Earnings:
    • Pre-open: FDS
    • Post-close: HEI
  • Analyst meetings: ACM, AGCO, AWK, EXA, KMT, MMM, SCTY


  • US: Empire State Survey, Consumer Prices, Core CPI, NAHB housing index
  • Europe: Germany ZEW Index, UK CPI (Nov), RPI (Nov)

Wednesday 16-Dec:


  • Earnings:
    • Pre-open: JOY
    • Post-close: ORCL, FDX, JBL, PIR
  • Analyst meetings: CHMT, CVS, DHR, GE, HON, LII, VRX


  • US: FOMC policy meeting and rate decision, Industrial Production, Manufacturing PMI (Dec-flash)
  • Europe: Eurozone Manufacturing, Services, Composite PMI (Dec-flash), Eurozone HICP (Nov-fin), UK average weekly earnings, LFS unemployment rate (ILO)
  • Asia: Japan Manufacturing PMI (Dec)

Thursday 17-Dec:


  • Earnings:
    • Pre-open: ACN, GIS, RAD, ATU
    • Post-close: RHT
  • Analyst meetings: CFX, DAL, PNR, SXC, TVPT, UNM
  • IPO Pricing: YRD


  • US: Initial jobless claims, Philly Fed Survey
  • Europe: Germany Ifo (current situation, business expectations, business climate), UK Retail Sales
  • Asia: Japan Exports

Friday 18-Dec:


  • Earnings:
    • Pre-open: BB.CN, DRI, KMX
  • Analysts meetings: CNC, WSO


  • US: Fed's Lacker speaks
  • Asia: BOJ policy meeting/press conference

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