Shhh. If you're very quiet, you can hear earnings season ending.

For the first time since the fourth-quarter reporting period began more than a month ago, there are no

S&P 500

companies slated to report results today. Instead, content yourself with the latest update on fourth-quarter

gross domestic product

and a few IPO quiet-period expirations.

Economic Data

(

Forecasts are from

Reuters

. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 8:30 a.m.:Gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 1999 -- preliminary. Source: Commerce Department. Forecast: +6.4%. Previous: fourth quarter, advance: +5.8%; third quarter: +5.7%. Implicit price deflator forecast: +2.2%. Previous: fourth quarter, advance: 2.0%; third quarter: +1.0%.
  • 8:30 a.m.:Existing home sales for January. Source: National Association of Realtors. Forecast: 5.04 million. Previous: 5.06 million.

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring

(TheStreet.com's

Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's

ipoPros.com subsidiary, keeps a close eye on quiet-period expirations every week. For more on quiet periods and why they matter, check out Holmes' refresher on the subject.

)

Quiet Period End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

2/25/00

Impsat

(IMPT:Nasdaq)

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

2/25/00

Quantum Effect Devices

(QEDI:Nasdaq)

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

2/25/00

Sequenom

(SQNM:Nasdaq)

Warburg Dillon Read

2/25/00

Skillsoft

(SKIL:Nasdaq)

Credit Suisse First Boston

2/25/00

Turnstone Systems

(TSTN:Nasdaq)

Goldman Sachs