Business events scheduled for the coming week
MONDAY, Feb. 18
U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Washington's Birthday.
TUESDAY, Feb. 19
WASHINGTON — National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for February, 10 a.m. Eastern.
BERLIN — Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe's biggest economy.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for January, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from January interest-rate meeting.
THURSDAY, Feb. 21
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for January, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for January, 10 a.m.
FRIDAY, Feb. 22
BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe's biggest economy.