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Week Ahead: Housing market barometers worth watching

Housing is a huge piece of the U.S. economy, and the latest data on housing construction starts comes out Tuesday.
Housing is a huge piece of the U.S. economy, and the latest data on housing construction starts comes out Tuesday. Bloomberg

MONDAY: Housing market index; Treasury securities auction.

TUESDAY: Housing starts; consumer price index; industrial production; e-commerce retail sales.

WEDNESDAY: Target earnings; minutes from recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

THURSDAY: Initial jobless claims; leading economic indicators; Bloomberg consumer comfort index; earnings from Gap, Sears Holdings, Wal-Mart.

FRIDAY: Earnings from Deere & Co.

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