Personal Finance

The week ahead: Federal Reserve policymakers meet Tuesday and Wednesday

MONDAY: Treasury securities auction; earnings from Microsoft.

TUESDAY: Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee begins two-day meeting; durable goods orders; new home sales; S&P/Case-Shiller home price index; consumer confidence; earnings from American Airlines Group, Apple, AT&T, Lexmark, UMB Financial.

WEDNESDAY: FOMC meeting announcement; earnings from Alliant Techsystems, Amazon, Boeing, Exxon Mobil, Facebook, Swift Transportation.

THURSDAY: Initial jobless claims; Bloomberg consumer confidence index; Kansas City Fed’s monthly manufacturing index; pending home sales; earnings from ConocoPhillips, DST Systems, Ford, Google, Harley-Davidson, Leggett & Platt, Quest Diagnostics.

FRIDAY: Gross domestic product; farm prices; consumer sentiment; earnings from Chevron, Tyson, Xerox.