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The Week Ahead In The Global Financial Markets

From the desk of Joe Rios

Despite rising  geopolitical concerns including crisis from the Middle East to Ukraine and Russia, the stock indices closed the month of August strong.  The Nasdaq 100 led by gaining 2.8% , Russell 2000 2.4%, S&P 500 1.7% and the DJIA 1.4%.  Other US benchmarks also finished the month stronger with the US Dollar rising 1.7% and US Treasury 10 Yr. Note inched higher 0.7%.  In the commodity markets Wheat closed 8.3% higher and Natural Gas gained 7.9% as both continued to consolidate after a bearish downtrend lasting most of the Summer months.  In the holiday shorten week ahead we have a heavy schedule of economic data, therefore I expect plenty of market movers including employment data as well as potential news from the geopolitical front.  Now that Summer is over and traders return to their trading desks our focus should be on rotation flows.  It will be interesting to see if traders approach the markets with similar views or a diverse outlook.  Should viewpoints narrow and correlations tighten, then watch for trading opportunities in the risk assets. Remember to trade your plan and follow your rules. It’s a great time to be disciplined as we approach the busy trading season that lies ahead.

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.

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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




The Trading Room EDU – Educational Workshop 

Covering the Rios Quant Trading Indicators:


Wednesday beginning at 1:00 PM ET

Topic: Oil and Stock Futures Trading

Presenter: Steve Schwartz


Thursday beginning at 7:30 PM ET

The RiosQuant 90 Day Training Program – Workshop

Training Session 9 of 12 with Steve Schwartz

Topic: Risk On / Risk Off Market Correlation


Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM ET

Topic: Gnostick Basics – Looking for 5’s

Presenter: Steve Schwartz



12:30 AM             AUD       RBA rate statement

4:30 AM               GBP       construction PMI

10:00 AM             USD       ISM manufacturing PMI

9:00 PM                CNY        nonmanufacturing PMI

9:30 PM                AUD       GDP

11:20 PM             AUD       RBA Gov. Stevens speaks



4:30 AM               GBP       services PMI

10:00 AM             CAD       BOC rate statement

2:00 PM                USD       beige book

9:30 PM                AUD       retail sales and trade balance

tentative             JPY         monetary policy statement



tentative             JPY         BOJ        press conference

7:00 AM               GBP       official bank rate

7:45 AM               EUR        minimum bid rate

8:15 AM               USD       ADP nonfarm employment change

8:30 AM               CAD       trade balance

8:30 AM               EUR        ECB press conference

8:30 AM               USD       trade balance and unemployment claims

10:00 AM             USD       ISM nonmanufacturing PMI

10:30 AM                             natural gas storage

11:00 AM             USD       crude oil inventories

12:30 AM             USD       FOMC member Mester speaks



8:30 AM               USD       nonfarm employment change

8:30 AM               CAD       employment change

10:00 AM             CAD       Ivy League PMI