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The Week Ahead in the Global Financial Markets

The week started and finished with the ongoing geopolitical crisis dominating the global financial markets. The outperformer in the risk assets was clearly the Nasdaq 100 gaining 2.9%. The US Treasury 30 Yr Bond gained 1.2% trailing the S&P 500 1.6% close behind. The US Dollar closed the week flat with 0.0% change. Gold also finished little changed while most other commodities finished weaker led by Natural Gas falling -4.4% followed by Copper and Silver both dropping -2.0%. In the week ahead I will continue to be on the alert for more geopolitical news as well as focus on a busier economic data schedule and events. FOMC minutes will mark the start of the week with the Fed’s focus. Pay special attention to Housing Starts and Building Permits as well as Initial Jobless Claims. Consistent with the past of couple weeks, I will also be monitoring the correlation between the bond and currency markets as a guide for rotation flows and as a leading indicator for risk assets.

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Global Trading with Quantitative Technologies

Monday through Friday beginning at 7:30 AM ET

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Advanced Concepts with Joe Rios

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The Trading Room EDU – Educational Workshop 

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Tuesday beginning at 1:00 PM ET

Topic: Trading Stock Futures

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 7 of 12 with Steve Schwartz

Topic: Enter the Einstein Trading Zone

Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM ET

Topic: RiosQuant Basics

Presenter: Steve Schwartz



Economic Data Release – Market Movers

USD – NAHB Housing Market Index – 10:00 AM ET

USD – Grains / Crop Progress – 4:00 PM ET

AUD – Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes – 9:30 PM ET



10:00 AM             USD       NAHB Housing Market Index

4:00 PM                Grains   Crop Progress

9:30 PM                AUD       Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes



4:30 AM               GBP       CPI

8:30 AM               USD       Building Permits And Housing Starts

8:30 AM               USD       CPI

7:30 PM                AUD       RBA Gov. Stevens Speaks



4:30 AM               GBP       MPC      Official Bank Rate Votes

8:30 AM               CAD       Wholesale Sales

10:30 AM                             Crude Oil Inventories

2:00 PM                USD       FOMC Meeting Minutes

9:45 PM                CNY        HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI



3:00 AM               EUR        French Flash Manufacturing PMI

3:30 AM               EUR        German Flash Manufacturing PMI

4:30 AM               GBP       Retail Sales

8:30 AM               USD       Unemployment Claims

10:00 AM             USD       Existing Home Sales And Philly Fed Manufacturing Index

10:30 AM                             Natural Gas Storage



8:30 AM               CAD       Core CPI And Core Retail Sales

10:00 AM             USD       Fed Chair Yellen Speaks

2:30 PM                EUR        ECB President Draghi Speaks