Personal Finance

The week ahead: Federal Reserve policymakers convene Tuesday

MONDAY: Pending home sales; Treasury securities auction; earnings from Cbiz, Compass Minerals, Jack Henry & Associates, Merck, Twitter.

TUESDAY: Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee begins two-day economic policy meeting; durable goods orders; consumer confidence; Case-Shiller housing index; earnings from Aetna, AMC Entertainment, Dine Equity, Epiq Systems, EPR Properties, Facebook, Highwoods Properties, QTS Realty Trust, UMB Financial, Waddell & Reed.

WEDNESDAY: Fed policymakers conclude meeting with economic policy update; earnings from Assurant, Garmin, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Kraft Foods, T-Mobile US, Waste Management.

THURSDAY: Gross domestic product; initial jobless claims; earnings from Alliant Techsystems, Avon Products, DST Systems, Kellogg, LinkedIn, Quintiles, Seaboard, Spirit Aerosystems, Starbucks, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Time Warner Cable, YRC Worldwide.

FRIDAY: Personal income and outlays; farm prices, consumer sentiment; earnings from Anheuser-Busch InBev, Exxon Mobil.