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The Week Ahead in the Global Financial Markets

The stock indices impressively held on to most recent gains, despite disappointing economic news, the Portuguese banking crisis and the geopolitical threat including Ukraine, Iraqi and Gaza. However we did see some flight to safety with the U.S. Treasury Bonds and the US Dollar finishing the week stronger. Most commodities finished the week lower led by soybeans dropping -7.6%, natural gas -4.9%, silver -2.5% and copper -2.4%. In the week ahead I will focus on corporate earnings and the risk of escalating tensions regarding geopolitical and world events. Special attention should also be paid to stocks as defensive industry sectors such as utilities and health care are beginning to outperform the risk sectors.  In the week ahead will stronger corporate earnings propel the stock indices higher? Or will the recent sector rotation to defensive stocks serve as an early warning sign, will we see follow through? These are the questions that I will try to find clarity from the financial markets for trading in the week ahead.

Joe Rios
Chief Market Strategist


Live Trading 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.

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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.

The Trading Room EDU – Educational Workshop 

Covering the Rios Quant Trading Indicators:

Monday beginning at 7:30 PM ET

Topic: What’s the “pattern setup” for the new week?

Presenter: Steve Schwartz

Wednesday beginning at 7:30 PM ET

The Next Big Swing with Edward Preston

Thursday beginning at 7:30 PM ET

The RiosQuant 90 Day Training Program – Workshop

Training Session 4 of 12 with Steve Schwartz

Topic: RiosQuant 3 step Trading Sequence

Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM ET

Topic: RiosQuant Basics

Presenter: Steve Schwartz



6:00 AM               EUR        German Buba Monthly Report

11:00 PM             AUD       RBA Gov. Stevens Speaks


8:30 AM               USD       Core CPI

10:00 AM             USD       Existing Home Sales

9:30 PM                AUD       CPI


4:30 AM               GBP       MPC Official Bank Rate Votes

7:45 AM               GBP       BOE Gov. Carney Speaks

8:30 AM               CAD       Core Retail Sales

10:30 AM                             Crude Oil Inventories

5:00 PM                NZD       Official Cash Rate

6:45 PM                NZD       Trade Balance

9:45 PM                CNY        HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI


3:00 AM               EUR        French Flash Manufacturing PMI

3:30 AM               EUR        German Flash And Faction PMI

4:30 AM               GBP       Retail Sales

8:30 AM               USD       Unemployment Claims

10:00 AM             USD       New-Home Sales

10:30 AM                             Natural Gas Storage

9:00 PM                NZD       ANZ Business Confidence


4:00 AM               EUR        German IFO Business Climate

4:30 AM               GBP       Preliminary GDP

8:30 AM               USD       Core Durable Goods Orders