Housing, jobless claims and oil inventories on the schedule

What’s coming up on the economic calendar

The data slate at the bottom of the hour is a busy one today:
  • US housing starts
  • Philly Fed
  • Initial jobless claims
  • US import/export price index
  • Canadian Teranet house price index
It’s tough to rank the top three on that list but the market has been consistently perking up around jobless claims.
Later at 1500 GMT we get eurozone consumer confidence and comments from the Fed’s Bostic. The topic is educational inequality though so I don’t expect anything noteworthy for markets.
One to watch will be the US weekly EIA petroleum inventories report. This one  is for up to Feb 12 so it won’t cover the bulk of this week’s cold-maggedon but with WTI touching $62 earlier, it’s going to be a market mover.
On the US Treasury auction schedule we get 30 year TIPS.