The Week Ahead in the Global Financial Markets

Explosive volatility ahead? The equity markets were down this past week with the NASDAQ leading the way with bearish momentum. As you can see from the S&P 500 chart below and as mentioned in last week’s report, technical price pattern illustrate a short-term downward trend inside of a larger term upward trend. Looking ahead the number one question leading into the week is how much further will the equity indices go? The set up suggest potential for exceptional volatility. This week we have a busy schedule with options expiration, first-quarter corporate earnings, important economic data and a short trading week due to holiday.

In the week ahead I will continue to focus on the benchmarks and watch carefully for rotation flow within the major asset classes including stock indices, treasuries, gold and currencies.
Volatility is knocking how will you answer?

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S & P 500

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Correlations within Major Asset Classes – Week Ending April 11, 2014

Joe Rios
Chief Market Strategist

Live Rooms and Events
Please take note of this week’s schedule at a glance including key economic reports that might have an impact on the markets. Live trading rooms and educational events are also listed with the appropriate links for gaining access. While some of the events are free, others are for members only. Let us know if you have an interest and we will provide you with all the pertinent information.

Contact Information for your Support Needs:
Amber Little, RQ Client Relations Manager

skype: alittlemobile
cellphone: 415.336.7272

Live Trading Rooms and Events:
The Trading Room TradeLAB
Global Trading with Quantitative Technologies
Monday through Friday beginning at 7:30 AM ET
RQ trade coaches include Edward Preston, Steve Schwartz and Joe Rios. Live demonstration of our pre-market quantitative analysis, real-time trading signals with RQ algorithmic technology, strategy performance review and Q&A session.

Insider’s Quant (IQ) Room – Advanced Concepts with Joe Rios
Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 1:30 PM ET
Subscription Only!

The Trading Room EDU – Educational Workshop
Covering the Rios Quant Trading Indicators:
Tuesday beginning at 4:30 PM ET

Topic: Finding the Quant Side of the Market
Presenter: Steve Schwartz
Wednesday beginning at 7:30 PM ET
Topic: Next Big Swing – Learn the Entry and Exit Points for the GnosTICK Strategy
Presenter: Edward Preston

The RiosQuant 90 Day Trading Program – Workshop
Thursday beginning at 7:30 PM ET
Training Session 2 of 12 with Steve Schwartz
Topic: Is it Risk-ON (or) Risk-OFF?

Economic Data Release – Market Movers
EUR – Industrial Production – 5:00 AM ET
USD – Core Retail Sales – 8:30 AM ET
USD – Business Inventories – 10:00 AM ET
AUD – Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes – 9:30 PM ET

Economic Data Release – Market Movers
GBP – CPI – 4:30 AM ET
EUR – German ZEW Economic Sentiment – 5:00 AM ET
USD – Core CPI – 8:30 AM ET
CAD – Manufacturing Sales – 8:30 AM ET
USD – Fed Chair Yellen Speaks – 8:45 AM ET
CNY – GDP and Industrial Production – 10:00 PM ET

Economic Data Release – Market Movers
JPY – BOJ Gov. Kuroda Speaks – 12:15 AM ET
GBP – Claimant Count Change – 4:30 AM ET
USD – Building Permits and Housing Starts – 8:30 AM ET
USD – Industrial Production and Capacity
Utilization Rate – 9:15 AM ET
CAD – Overnight Rate and BOC Rate Statement – 10:00 AM ET
USD – Crude Oil Inventories –10:30 AM ET
CAD – BOC Press Conference – 11:15 AM ET
USD – Fed Chair Yellen Speaks – 12:15 PM ET
JPY – BOJ Gov. Kuroda Speaks – 8:30 PM ET

Economic Data Release – Market Movers
CAD – Core CPI – 8:30 AM ET
USD – Unemployment Claims – 8:30 AM ET
USD – Philly Fed Manufacturing Index – 10:00 AM ET
USD – Natural Gas Storage – 10:30 AM ET

Economic Data Release – Market Movers