Economic Events on January 13, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the International Trade report for November will be released.  The consensus is a deficit of $45.0 billion, which would be $1.5 billion more than the previous month.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Import and Export Prices index for December will be released, providing some data that can be used to monitor the threat of inflation.

At 9:55 AM Eastern time, Consumer Sentiment for the first half of January will be announced.  The consensus is that the index will be at 71.5, which would be an increase of 1.6 points from the level reported in the second half of last month.

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