A number of earnings reports, including results from investment bank
, and a
meeting highlight the calendar of events for Tuesday.
Aside from Goldman, quarterly numbers will also be out from
During the session, the Fed's Board of Governors plans to meet to discuss the mortgage situation. The economic calendar will feature housing starts and building permits for November from the Census Bureau. Also due are two weekly reports on retail sales.
, Lawrence Carrel will explain how a new ruling from the IRS affects the tax status of exchange-traded notes. Also, Pia Sarkar will discuss whether the gloom and doom surrounding the retail sector is really justified.