WEDNESDAY

Government:

Commerce Department's third-quarter gross domestic product.

National Association of Realtors: existing-home sales for November.

THURSDAY

Government: Labor Department's weekly jobless claims; Commerce Department's durable goods, personal income and spending, and new-home sales for November.

Univ. of Michigan: Consumer Sentiment Index.

Freddie Mac: weekly mortgage rates.

FRIDAY

Markets:

U.S. financial markets are closed for the Christmas holiday.

No IPOs are planned for this week.