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The Week Ahead in The Global Financial Markets



Volatility continued to pick up during the week helped by geopolitical and growing military tensions in Ukraine, Gaza and Iraq. Considering all the negative news hitting the tape, the stock indices have held up fairly well. Even though the percentage change for the week was small, the intraday swings were welcomed by daytraders. Nonetheless risk-off  flows continued for most of the week. In the week ahead I will continue to focus on the currency market for trading opportunities as well as a leading indicator for other risk assets. The US dollar led the way in risk-off flows with the EUR/USD setting a new nine-month low on Wednesday before bouncing and consolidating. Traders will start the new week with a big question of where the US dollar moves from here. Will the US dollar continue to consolidate in the week ahead? Or continue the prior trend or is this the week for a reversal?

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.

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

Monday and Wednesday beginning at 1:30 PM ET



The Trading Room EDU – Educational Workshop 

Covering the Rios Quant Trading Indicators:

Tuesday beginning at 7:30 PM ET

Topic: RQ-EDU Patterns with Gnostick

Presenter: Steve Schwartz

Wednesday beginning at 7:30 PM ET

The RiosQuant 90 Day Training Program – Workshop

Training Session 6 of 12 with Edward Preston

Topic: RQ-Channel

Thursday beginning at 2:00 PM ET

Topic: Trading Stock Index Futures with Quant Indicators

Presenter: Steve Schwartz

Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM ET

Topic: Identifying Support and Resistance With GnosLEVELS

Presenter: Steve Schwartz


9:30 PM                AUD       NAB Business Confidence



5:00 AM               EUR        German ZEW Economic Sentiment



4:30 AM               GBP       Unemployment Rate

5:30 AM               GBP       BOE Gov. Carney Speaks

8:30 AM               USD       Core Retail Sales

9:05 AM               USD       FOMC Member Dudley Speaks

10:30 AM                             Crude Oil Inventories

6:45 PM                NZD       Retail Sales



2:00 AM               EUR        German Preliminary GDP

8:30 AM               USD       Unemployment Claims

10:30 AM                             Natural Gas Storage



4:30 AM               GBP       Second Estimate GDP

8:30 AM               USD       PPI

8:30 AM               CAD       Manufacturing Sales