Economic Events and Analysis
Week of April 20 - 24
US Calendar: The highlights this week focus on housing and manufacturing. Housing starts last week were very soft. Data on existing home sales, new home sales, and FHFA home prices will indicate if there is improvement. Manufacturing has been hit by a strong dollar and slow growth abroad. This week's update on the sector will come from durables orders.

Global Calendar: The coming week is a quiet one with few major data releases with the exception of the flash PMI reports for April. However, it will be a busy one for corporate profits — they will garner investors' attention.