The following is a daily rundown of the economic reports and corporate earnings that will be grabbing the market's attention in the week ahead.
MONDAY, APRIL 21
Earnings include: Rogers Communications; Brookfield Canada Office; BancFirst; Boise Cascade; Halliburton; Hasbro; Kimberly-Clark; Netflix.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22
Consumer confidence numbers released for the euro zone.
(830 a.m. ET) Canada wholesale trade for February. Street consensus is for a gain of 0.7 per cent after rising 0.8 per cent in January.
(9 a.m ET) Federal Housing Finance Agency releases U.S. house price index for February. It's forecast to rise 7.0 per cent from a year ago, after gaining 7.4 per cent in January.
(10 a.m ET) U.S. existing home sales. Consensus is for a decline of 1.1 per cent to an annual rate of 4.55 million.
(1030 a.m. ET) Finance Minister Joe Oliver address the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.
Rogers Communications Inc. holds its annual meeting.
Earnings include: Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; Teck Resources; AK Steel; Allegheny Tech; Amgen; Arch Coal; AT&T; Bank of New York Mellon; Comcast; Cree; Discover Financial Services; Ethan Allen Interiors; Gilead Sciences; Harley-Davidson; Intuitive Surgical; Juniper Networks; Lockheed Martin; McDonald’s; RadioShack; Wynn Resorts; Xerox; YUM! Brands.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
China releases HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers index. BMO forecasts this to rise to 48.5 from March's reading of 48.0.
Manufacturing purchasing managers indexes released for the euro zone.
(830 a.m.) Canada releases retail sales for February, with the consensus expecting a rise of 0.4 per cent after a rise of 1.3 per cent in January.
(945 a.m. ET) Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI released for the US for April.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases new home sales for March, forecast to rise 2.3 per cent to an annualized rate of 450,000.
(12 noon ET) Finance Minister Joe Oliver addresses the Montreal Board of Trade on "A return to balance: Advancing the employment and growth plans for Canadians."
Mega Brands shareholders vote on a takeover offer from Mattel.
Canadian National Railway holds its annual general meeting.
Earnings include: Celestica; CGI Group; Choice Properties REIT; Danier Leather; Exco Technologies; Apple; Bancorp; Boeing; Cheesecake Factory; Crocs; Delta Air Lines; Dow Chemical; Dr Pepper Snapple; E*TRADE; Equifax; Facebook; Gannett; General Dynamics; Jarden; Johnson Controls; Kaiser Aluminum; Motorola Solutions; Noranda Aluminum; Norfolk Southern; Northrop Grumman; Omnicare; Owens Corning; Raymond James; Safeway; Six Flags Entertainment; Supervalu; TD Ameritrade; Zynga.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases initial jobless claims for April. BMO analysts expect a 6,000 rise to 310,000.
(830 a.m. ET) U.S. durable goods orders for March. The consensus is for a rise of 1.9 per cent, after gaining 2.2 per cent in February.
(230 pm ET) Bank of Canada Governor Poloz addresses the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership. A 4 p.m. press conference follows.
CIBC holds its annual general meeting.
Earnings include: Domtar; Alamos Gold; Toromont Industries; Imax; Mullen Group; Open Text; Potash Corp.; Transforce; West Fraser; 3M Company; Aetna; Altera; Amazon.com; American Airlines; AmerisourceBergen; Baidu; Cabot Oil & Gas; Caterpillar; Celgene; Coca-Cola Enterprises; Chubb; D.R. Horton; Deckers Outdoor; Diamond Offshore Drilling; Dunkin’ Brands Group; Eli Lilly; Edwards Lifesciences; Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold; General Motors; JetBlue Airways; Las Vegas Sands; Microsoft; New York Times; Newmont Mining; Nielsen Holdings; Noble Energy; Nucor; Pandora Media; Raytheon; Sirius XM Holdings; Southwest Airlines; Superior Energy Services; Time Warner Cable; United Bankshares; United Parcel Service; United Continental Holdings; Verizon Communications; Visa; Wyndham Worldwide.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Japan releases latest inflation numbers.
(945 a.m. ET) Finance Minister Joe Oliver address the Economic Club of Canada in Calgary.
(955 a.m ET) University of Michigan consumer sentiment for April, forecast by the Street to come in at 83.0 after a preliminary reading of 82.6.
Earnings include: Canam Group; Capital Power; Atco; Canadian Utilities; Progressive Waste.