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

Upcoming S&P 500 Earnings Releases:

Before the Bell:

Accenture

Carnival Corp.

ConAgra Foods

Darden Restaurants

After the Bell:

Cintas Corp.

Nike, Inc.

Red Hat, Inc.


Important Data Releases:

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 Department of Labor will release Unemployment Claims, which measures the number of individuals who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time during the past week.

10:00AM EST National Association of Realtors will release Existing Home Sales, which measures the annualized number of residential buildings that were sold during the previous month, excluding new construction.

Also at 10:00AM EST Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will release Philly Fed Manufacturing Index, which measures the level of a diffusion index based on surveyed manufacturers in Philadelphia.

Japan:

Tentative Time Bank of Japan will release Monetary Policy Statement, which contains the outcome of their decision on interest rates, the economic conditions that influenced their decision, the economic outlook, and clues on the outcome of future rate decisions.