Economic Events on February 10, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the International Trade report for December will be released.  The consensus is a deficit of $47.8 billion, which would be the same value as the previous month.

At 9:55 AM Eastern time, Consumer Sentiment for the first half of February will be announced.  The consensus is that the index will be at 74.3, which would be a decrease of 0.7 points from the level reported in the second half of last month.

At 12:30 PM Eastern time, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak to the 2012 National Association of Homebuilders International Builders’ Show on the topic of Housing Markets In Transition.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for January will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.

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