If you are in the running for one of those gold statue thingys, good luck!

On the calendar in the US for Monday, times eastern then /GMT:

8.30 AM/1330GMT

Durable Goods Orders (January, preliminary)

  • expected +1.7%
  • prior -0.5%
  • The headline has been on a gentle uptrend the past 12 months or so
  • In addition to the headline there will also be excl. transport (exp 0.5%, prior 0.5%) and core capital goods (those for 'nondefense excl. aircraft have been indicating new business investment & improved output, especially in the November and December 2016 results)

10 AM/1500GMT

Pending Home Sales (January)

  • expected +1.0% m/m
  • prior +1.6%

10.30 AM/1530GMT

Dallas Federal Reserve Manufacturing Activity Survey (February)

  • expected 19.4
  • prior 22.1
  • This index has been picking up through 2016

11 AM/1600GMT

Robert Kaplan is the President/CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank

  • Speaking at the University of Oklahoma, Price College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series