February Finale Will Bring Plenty Earnings, Economic Data

There will be plenty of consumer data, as well as the U.S. Federal Budget

Assistant Editor
Feb 18, 2021 at 5:32 PM
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The last week of February will start out slow, but plenty of economic data will be featured by the end, including the U.S. Federal Budget. The consumer side of things will be highlighted throughout the week, with both consumer confidence and consumer spending scheduled for release. Earnings season will continue as well. The list of upcoming reports includes Best Buy (BBY), Bilibili (BILI), Etsy (ETSY), First Solar (FSLR), Foot Locker (FL), Home Depot (HD), Lowe's (LOW), Salesforce.com (CRM), and Square (SQ). 

Below is a list of key market events scheduled for the upcoming week. All economic dates listed below are tentative and subject to change.

Monday, Feb. 22, will bring leading economic indicators. 

Tuesday, Feb. 23, the FHFA home price index and the consumer confidence index are slated for release.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, new home sales data is on tap.

Thursday, Feb. 25, initial and continuing jobless claims are due out, along with durable goods orders, gross domestic product (GDP), and pending home sales. 

To end the week, Friday, Feb. 26 will feature the PCE price index, personal income and consumer spending data, retail inventories ex auto, the Chicago PMI, the Michigan consumer sentiment index, and the U.S. Federal Budget. 

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