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What’s happening tomorrow? (September 19, 2013)

Upcoming S&P500 Earnings Releases:

Before the bell: ConAgra Foods, Inc (NYSE: CAG), an American packaged foods company.

After the bell: Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS), specialized services such as corporate identity uniform programs, entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, document management services, etc. to businesses of all types.


Important Data Releases:

Japan:

Bank of Japan will release BOJ Gov Kuroda Speaks (Tentative Time).As head of the central bank, which controls short term interest rates, BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has important influence over the nation's currency value.

Switzerland:

3:30AM EST Swiss National Bank will release Libor Rate, which measures London interest rate for 3-month Swiss franc deposits, and SNB Monetary Policy Assessment, which is the primary tool the SNB Governing Board uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy.

UK:

4:30AM EST Office for National Statistics will release Retail Sales m/m, which measures change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level.

US:

8:30AM EST Unemployment Claims, released by Department of Labor, measures the number of individuals who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time during the past week.

10:00AM EST Existing Home Sales, released by National Association of Realtors, measures annualized number of residential buildings that were sold during the previous month, excluding new construction. Also, Philly Fed Manufacturing Index, released by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, measures the level of a diffusion index based on surveyed manufacturers in Philadelphia.