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The Week Ahead in the Global Financial Markets

Last week featured mixed economic data with the spotlight on falling commodity prices and corporate earnings.  US Treasury 30 year bonds finished the week 1.73% higher followed by the euro 1.23%. Commodities fell across the board led by Wheat -7.54%, Corn -6.72%, Crude Oil -6.33%, Copper -4.25%, Soybeans -3.49%, Natural Gas -3.28% and Gold -2.95%. Stock indices also finished weaker, giving up most of the gains that started from the post-Greece relieve rally on the 21st of July. Corporate earnings produced both big winners and losers. Some of the popular momentum stocks outperformed while stocks sensitive to commodities and the US dollar fell short of expectations. In the week ahead I will pay special attention to scheduled economic data including FOMC statement, Initial Jobless Claims, Michigan Sentiment and Consumer Confidence. Corporate earnings will remain in the spotlight as well as the next move of the US dollar. I will continue to focus on the market’s technicals, they should provide day trading opportunities.

A special note, due to recent price action in the markets, we are opening our live trading room at 8:00 am ET and will extend the closing.

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– Joe Rios

Rios Quantitative LLC


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4:00 AM            EUR     German Ifo Business Climate

8:30 AM            USD     Core Durable Goods Orders



4:30 AM            GBP     Preliminary GDP

10:00 AM          USD     CB Consumer Confidence



10:00 AM          USD     Pending Home Sales

10:30 AM          CL        Crude Oil Inventories

2:00 PM            USD     FOMC Statement

8:30 PM            AUD     RBA Gov. Stevens Speaks

9:30 PM            AUD     Building Approvals



8:30 AM            USD     Advance GDP

8:30 AM            USD     Unemployment Claims

10:30 AM          NG       Natural Gas Storage

9:00 PM            NZD     ANZ Business Confidence

9:30 PM            AUD     PPI



8:30 AM            CAD     GDP

9:45 AM            USD     Chicago PMI

10:00 AM          USD     Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment

9:00 PM            CNY     Manufacturing PMI