Monday Outlook: Looking at Case-Shiller Index

 

It’s the end of the year, and with that comes some of the year’s final major economic reports and plenty of top 5 and top 10 lists (We’ll have our top posts of the year published later this week). There may be no bigger report this week than Tuesday’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index. The housing market is still in flux in some parts of the U.S., and the final Case-Shiller report may give a good idea of what the 2015 market will look like. Some of those projections have already popped up online.

Economic Calendar

Tuesday:

S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index 9 A.M. ET
Consumer Confidence 10 A.M. ET

Wednesday:

Jobless Claims 8:30 A.M. ET
Chicago PMI 9:45 A.M. ET
Pending Home Sales Index 10 A.M. ET

Thursday:

Markets Closed

Friday:

PMI Manufacturing Index 8:58 A.M. ET
Construction Spending 10 A.M. ET

Links:

Japan is planning $29 billion in new stimulus (AP/The Street)

The top five energy infographics of 2014 (U.S. Dept. of Energy)

Tanker companies are benefitting from the drop in oil prices (Financial Times)

China extends yuan trading to 3 more currencies (Bloomberg)

Five beef market lessons learned in 2014 (AgWeb)

Economists see five reasons to celebrate in 2015 (NPR)

Many luxury “Russian” goods don’t come from there (Washington Post)

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