Weekly Economic Update - February 19

Alex Wingert |

Presented by Alex Wingert

This Week

Monday is Presidents Day: U.S. financial markets are closed. The earnings roll call for Tuesday includes results from Cardtronics, Cracker Barrel, Domino's Pizza, Duke Energy, Fluor, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Home Depot, HSBC, Medtronic, Noble Energy, Public Storage, Sempra Energy, Transocean, and Walmart. On Wednesday, Wall Street considers January existing home sales, minutes from the Federal Reserve's January policy meeting, and earnings from Avis Budget Group, Cheesecake Factory, Dish Network, Garmin, Kaiser Aluminum, Owens Corning, Pandora Media, Roku, Sunoco, and Wendy's. A new initial jobless claims report arrives on Thursday, plus earnings news from Bloomin' Brands, Chesapeake Energy, Edison International, First Solar, GoDaddy, Herbalife, Hewlett-Packard, Hormel, Intuit, Planet Fitness, Wayfair, and Wingstop. Huntsman and KBR present earnings Friday.

DJIA 2.02 22.31 16.07 10.42
NASDAQ 4.87 24.5 25.36 21.18
S&P 500 2.19 16.4 15.96 10.24
10 YR TIPS 0.0078 0.0043 -0.0053 0.0148

Sources: wsj.com, bigcharts.com, treasury.gov - 2/16/184,6,7,8
Indices are unmanaged, do not incur fees or expenses, and cannot be invested into directly. These returns do not include dividends.
10-year TIPS real yield = projected return at maturity given expected inflation.

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