Two weekly indicators, the Redbook Retail Average and BTM Weekly U.S. Retail Chain Store Sales Index hit the Street today. As spending indicators, the Redbook and BTM reports hold some potential to move markets today. Also, on the economic front, the Consumer Confidence -- which is used in conjunction with other confidence measures to gauge consumer moods -- comes out today.

Plus: Investors will be tracking stocks --



among them -- whose lockups expire today. In the heart of the confession season, ValueClick warned last week that it would not meet analysts' third quarter revenue estimates.

Economic Data


Forecasts are from


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


TST Recommends

Economic Databank.


  • 9 a.m.: BTM Weekly U.S. Retail Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended Saturday. Source: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Forecast: n.a. Previous: -0.3%.
  • 10 a.m.: Consumer Confidence. Source: Conference Board. Forecast: 141.4. Previous: 141.1.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Redbook Retail Average for the month through Saturday, vs. August. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: n.a. Previous: +1.2%.

IPO Lockups Expiring


Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's subsidiary, keeps a close eye on lockup expirations every week. For more on lockups and why they matter, check out Holmes' primer on the subject. The full current lockup list is published separately. For information on IPO pricings, filings and aftermarket activity, plus a calendar of upcoming IPOs, check out's

IPO data section.