You are currently viewing The Week Ahead in the Global Financial Markets

The Week Ahead in the Global Financial Markets

Last week the Chinese policymakers lowered bank reserve requirements intended to add liquidity to the markets and consequently the global stock markets rallied. The Nasdaq closed the week at historic highs, 4.2% higher followed by the Nikkei 2.6% and the S&P 500 gained 1.7% at the top edge of the recent trading range. Volatility dropped -6.5% but is a spike in volatility knocking at the door? There is plenty of potential market moving events in the week ahead. We have a busy calendar for economic data, it is also the heart of earnings season, with Apple’s report leading off the week. The Fed has a two-day meeting and market participants are expecting a policy announcement. Greece is back on the spotlight as a breakdown came at a recent gathering in Riga, Latvia. Greece heads into a week of heightening fiscal tension. The first of two International Monetary Fund payments is due on May 6 and the government still doesn’t know if it has enough money to pay pensioners and state employees this week.

Combining correlation analysis with basic box trading techniques helped push our trading performance results robustly during the past week. The key approach was to be prepared in order to identify the most favorable trade set ups with a low risk factor compared to a much higher profit potential. You’ve heard me say during past training sessions, if it isn’t broken don’t fix it. So I head into this coming week with the same approach, applying correlations in order to identify money flows and box trading tactics with our basic indicators. The Swiss Franc currency, Gold and Crude Oil futures helped push our performance considerably higher. Which market will it be in the week ahead? I personally invite you to trade with us in our live trading room. Discover how the markets truly work with each other, often providing us with market direction in advance.


Joe Rios – Founder, Rios Quantitative LLC



Live Trading Rooms and Educational Events

The Trading Room TradeLAB – Global Trading with Quantitative Technologies

Monday through Friday beginning at 7:30 AM ET

RQ trade coaches include Agustin Criado 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.

ATTENTION MEMBERS – To access The Trading Room® TradeLAB please log-in on the site and click on the link under The Trading Room. If you are already logged in, then click on the “My Account” found on the upper right hand corner of the first page.

ATTENTION GUESTS – Here is how to get started with a two week free trial…
Step 1: Click on the following link and register as a guest.
Step 2: You’ll instantly have access to our live trading room, videos, user guides and quantitative rankings covering multiple asset classes including the financials, metals, energies, grains and forex.
Step 3: To access The Trading Room® TradeLAB simply click on the gotowebinar link under The Trading Room. Once you register on the gotowebinar link you will receive daily access links directly from gotowebinar.
It’s really that simple!
For assistance please contact us at

EDU Workshop – Tuesday 8:00 to 9:00 pm ET
The 3 Key Essentials Needed to Succeed as a Trader
What’s more important to succeed as a trader? Is it market knowledge? Is it trading strategy? Or is it your mindset? Join us this Tuesday night and discover a simple technique aimed at helping you overcome your biggest enemy when trading in the financial markets. You will be surprised!

Insider’s Quant Room – Advance Training With Joe Rios

Monday – 2:00 PM ET
What’s Next in The Week Ahead 
Forecasting, Planning and Developing Themes
Wednesday–  11:00 am ET
Strategy for Success
Friday –  11:00 am ET
Insider’s Round Table  
What’s Hot and What’s Working Now,
Insider’s Discussion Meetup
Subscription Only – Request a free trial here.



6:40 PM   AUD         RBA Gov. Stevens Speaks



4:30 AM   GBP          Preliminary GDP

8:45 AM   CAD          BOC Gov. Poloz Speaks

10:00 AMUSD         CB Consumer Confidence

6:45 PM   NZD         Trade Balance



All Day     EUR          German Preliminary CPI

8:30 AM   USD         Advance GDP

10:00 AMUSD         Pending Home Sales

10:30 AMCL            Crude Oil Inventories

2:00 PM   USD         FOMC Statement

5:00 PM   NZD         RBNZ Rate Statement

TentativeJPY           Monetary Policy Statement



TentativeJPY           BOJ Press Conference

5:00 AM   EUR          CPI Flash Estimate

8:30 AM   USD         Unemployment Claims

8:30 AM   CAD          GDP

9:45 AM   USD         Chicago PMI

10:30 AMCAD          BOC Gov. Poloz Speaks

10:30 AMNG           Natural Gas Storage

9:00 PM   CNY          Manufacturing PMI

9:30 PM   AUD         PPI



4:30 AM   GBP          Manufacturing PMI

10:00 AMUSD         ISM Manufacturing PMI