The week ahead
TUESDAY* Standard & Poor's/Case- Shiller releases its October index of home prices.
* The Conference Board releases its December consumer confidence index.
WEDNESDAY* The Institute for Supply Management and Chicago and Kingsbury International release the Chicago PMI, a monthly measure of business conditions based on surveys of purchasing managers across Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
THURSDAY* U.S. Department of Labor releases initial unemployment claims data.
FRIDAY* New Year's Day. U.S. financial markets closed.