New economic numbers to be released this week:
Commerce Department • Current account trade deficit for the third quarter
National Association of Home Builders • Housing market index for December
Commerce Department • Housing starts for November
Commerce Department • Third-quarter gross domestic product
Labor Department • Weekly jobless claims
National Association of Realtors • Existing home sales for November
Freddie Mac • Weekly mortgage rates
Conference Board • Leading indicators for November
Commerce Department • Personal income and spending for November
Initial public offerings as provided by Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, Conn., (ipohome.com) and SEC filings:
Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust • Toronto, Ontario, 35 million units priced at $10 each, managed by Morgan Stanley, RBC, BofA Merrill Lynch, and UBS. Proposed NYSE Arca symbol SPPP. Business: The Trust seeks to provide a convenient and exchange-traded investment alternative for investors interested in holding physical platinum and palladium bullion without the inconvenience that is typical of a direct investment in physical platinum and palladium bullion.
Concert • The Larry H. Miller family and Robert C. Bowden present the 28th annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along, 7 p.m., Energy Solutions Arena. The free event will feature country music singer Collin Raye and former football coaches LaVell Edwards and Ron McBride. The emcee will be Fox TV personality Big Budah. All guests will receive a gift package, including a holiday treat, while supplies last. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
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