Week Ahead: FOMC Minutes, Earnings From Home Depot Inc. (HD), J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

Category: Markets / Finance / Aug 16, 2013 1:39PM EDT

Peter P. Costa, president of Empire Executions, Inc., discusses next week’s economic events, including earnings from The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD), Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and more.

In addition, the Federal Reserve will release minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) July meeting. Central bankers are scheduled to meet at an annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on August 22-24 to discuss the global economy.

Economists will also look to housing data on the economic calendar, with U.S. homes sales, existing home sales and the FHFA home price index on tap.