Many retailers suffered from the most

lackluster holiday shopping season in years. Two gauges of consumerism that take into account figures for the first year of 2001 are due out this morning. The

BTM-UBSW Weekly Chain Store Sales Index and the

Redbook Retail Average are set for release at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., respectively. These two timely, yet volatile, spending indicators have the potential to move markets.

In other news, the lockups for recent IPOs




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  • 9 a.m.: BTM-UBSW Weekly Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended Jan. 6. Source: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UBS Warburg. Forecast: n.a.. Previous: +0.3%.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Redbook Retail Average for the week ended Jan. 6 vs. December. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: n.a.. Previous: +0.1%.

IPO Lockups Expiring


Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's subsidiary, keeps a close eye on lockup expirations every week. For more on lockup expirations and why they matter, check out Holmes' primer on the subject. The full current lockup expiration 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.