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What’s happening on the weekend and Monday? (September 21-23, 2013)

Upcoming S&P500 Earnings Release:

After the bell: Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT), an American multinational software company engaged in providing open-source software products to the enterprise community.


Important Data Releases:

On Sunday September 22, 2013

Germany:

All Day German Federal Elections: Voters will elect members to the German Federal Parliament, from which a government will be formed.

China:

9:45PM EST HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI, released by Markit, measures the level of a diffusion index based on surveyed purchasing managers in the manufacturing industry. 

On Sunday September 23, 2013

Europe:

Markit will release French Flash Manufacturing PMI (3:00AM EST) and German Flash Manufacturing PMI (3:30AM EST), which measure the level of a diffusion index based on surveyed purchasing managers in the manufacturing industry. These are leading indicators of economic health. 

9:00AM EST European Central Bank (ECB) will release ECB President Mario Draghi Speaks. As head of the ECB, which controls short term interest rates, he has more influence over the euro's value. Traders scrutinize his public engagements to drop subtle clues regarding future monetary policy.