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For Value Investors, macroeconomic news often takes a backseat to fundamental analysis. Mr. Market tends to overreact in the face of macroeconomic news, which may lead to value opportunities or good exits. It is important to be aware of macroeconomic developments, so in that spirit, here’s this week’s calendar:

Monday, December 27

  • n/a

Tuesday, December 28

  • ICSC-Goldman Store Sales (7:45AM ET)
  • Redbook (8:55AM ET)
  • S&P Case-Shiller Housing Price Index (9:00AM ET)
  • Consumer Confidence (10:00AM ET)
  • Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index (10:00AM ET)
  • State Street Investor Confidence Index (10:00 AM ET)

Wednesday, December 29

  • MBA Purchase Applications (7:00AM ET)
  • EIA Petroleum Status Report (10:30 AM ET)

Thursday, December 30

  • Initial Jobless Claims (8:30AM ET)
  • Continuing Jobless Claims (8:30AM ET)
  • Chicago PMI (9:45AM ET)
  • Pending Home Sales Index (10:00AM ET)
  • EIA Natural Gas Report (10:30AM ET)
  • Farm Prices (3:00PM ET)
  • Fed Balance Sheet (4:30PM ET)
  • Money Supply (4:30PM ET)

Friday, December 31

  • n/a