There is a wide range of events on today's calendar, including
data from both sides of the Atlantic.
German industrial production will be announced at 6 a.m. ET,
followed by the European Central Bank's announcement on interest
rates at 7:45 a.m. ET. Both headlines could sway sentiment toward
equities and energy.
U.S. retailers will publish January same-store sales around the
same time. Each company reports its numbers at different times,
which could affect trading in that sector.
The Labor Department releases jobless claims at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Economists predict a reading of 360,000, down from last week's
368,000. The report indicates the number of people who have lost
jobs, so lower figures are generally interpreted bullishly.
Natural-gas inventories follow at 10:30 a.m. ET.
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