The day ahead: Thursday


News from the G20 meeting will dominate the news but vying for attention will be results from Research In Motion and existing home sales data.

*  Leaders of the Group of 20 countries meet in Pittsburgh, their third gathering since the collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers a year ago.

*  BlackBerry maker Research In Motion reports quarterly results. Investors will focus on whether a weak economy has slowed growth momentum.

*  On the data front expect numbers on August U.S. existing home sales and initial jobless claims.

from MacroScope:

Graphic: GDP of the G20 Nations

The G20 is made up of the finance ministers and central bank governors of 19 countries and the European Union.

Graphic: G20 Summit Protests