Homebuilder index only report today
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Homebuilder data is the only economic report on today's economic calendar.
The National Association of Home Builders will release its sentiment index at 10 a.m. ET. Economists expect a reading of 47, up from 46 in November. A strong number could lift homebuilder stocks, while a weak result could hurt sentiment toward the sector.
Another big event occurs after the bell when software giant Oracle reports quarterly earnings.
Jobless claims, foreign data on agenda
May 23, 2013
Initial jobless claims are the main item today, but overseas news could affect sentiment as well. Late last night HSBC's preliminary purchasing managers index for China came in at 49.6, a seven-month low.
Jobless claims, housing lead docket
May 16, 2013
Initial jobless claims and housing data, both at 8:30 a.m. ET, are the main economic releases. Economists are forecasting that 330,000 Americans sought unemployment benefits last week.
Real estate, consumer data on docket
April 30, 2013
Today's economic calendar includes the Case-Shiller index of home prices, the Chicago purchasing managers index, and Commerce Department data on consumer confidence.