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U.S. housing starts shot up 15 per cent in September to an annual rate of 872,000, more than 100,000 above the consensus estimate.


Monday, Dec. 24

Toronto Stock Exchange closes at 1:30 p.m. ET.

New York Stock Exchange closes at 1 p.m. ET.

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Tuesday, Dec. 25

Financial markets closed

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Toronto Stock Exchange closed

The U.S. S&P/CaseShiller home price index is released for October. Economists expect an annual rise of 4 per cent.

Thursday, Dec. 27

The U.S. Labour Department reports on initial jobless claims in the week ending Dec. 22. Economists expect 360,000 new claims.

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The U.S. Conference Board issues its index of consumer confidence in December. Economists expect a reading of 70.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on new home sales in November. Economists expect 380,000 annualized sales.

Friday, Dec. 28

The U.S. National Association of Realtors reports on pending home sales in November. Economists expect an annual rise of 10.6 per cent.

Companies reporting:

Altius Minerals Corp.

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Detour Gold Corp.

Orvana Minerals Corp.

Shaw Group Inc.

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