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The Week Ahead in the Global Financial Markets

Is this the week we gain clarity from the markets?
Most stock indices reached new highs while bonds continued to rally. This scenario continues to be troublesome for most market professionals. As I have been noting recently, stocks usually do well when the expectation for economic growth is bullish. Contrary,  bonds usually do well when the economic outlook is bearish. Another market metric that has also been worrisome is the recent lack of volatility, volume and liquidity in the markets. Last week we continued to see mixed results from economic data with Consumer Confidence improving and the Chicago PMI strong and Case-Shiller Home Prices also beat expectations. However Personal Spending declined, GDP decline by 1% in the first quarter of 2014, Michigan Sentiment and Pending Home sales also disappointed. In the week ahead we have plenty of economic data including some of the most important reports. I will be watchful of the Employment Report, ISM Index, Initial Jobless Claims and ECB Policy decision just to name a few.
This may be the week for higher volatility and trading opportunities for  stocks, bonds, commodities and currencies.
Joe Rios
Chief Market Strategist
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The US 10 Year Treasury Note – prices recently broke out of an ascending triangle. Where will prices go next? Back to test breakout or forward to previous highs? Regardless of which direction traders push prices to next, it should have an impact on most risk assets. In the week ahead it should prove prudent to keep a close watch on the bond market.

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

Monday beginning at 1:30pm ET

Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 1:15 PM ET

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The Trading Room EDU – Educational Workshop 

Covering the Rios Quant Trading Indicators:


Tuesday beginning at 7:30 PM ET

Topic: Locating Support and Resistance with GnosTick Levels

Presenter: Steve Schwartz


Thursday beginning at 1:00 PM ET

Topic: Following the Money  Trail (live demo)

Presenter: Steve Schwartz


Saturday beginning at 10:30 AM ET

Topic: Rios Quant Basics

Presenter: Steve Schwartz



The RiosQuant 90 Day Trading Program – Workshop

Wednesday beginning at 7:30 PM ET

Training Session 9 of 12 with Edward Preston

Topic: Correlation Analysis


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

EUR – German Preliminary CPI  – All Day

GBP – Manufacturing PMI – 4:30 AM ET

USD – ISM Manufacturing PMI  – 10:00 AM ET

CNY – Non-Manufacturing PMI – 9:00 PM ET

AUD – Retail Sales  – 9:30 PM ET

CNY – HSBC Final Manufacturing PMI – 9:45 PM ET


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

AUD – Cash Rate and RBA Rate Statement  – 12:30 AM ET

GBP – Construction PMI – 4:30 AM ET

EUR – CPI Flash Estimate  – 5:00 AM ET

AUD – GDP – 9:30 PM ET


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

GBP – Services PMI – 4:30 AM ET

G7 Meetings – Day One

USD – ADP Nonfarm Employment Change – 8:15 AM ET

USD – Trade Balance – 8:30 AM ET

CAD – Trade Balance – 8:30 AM ET

CAD – Overnight Rate and BOC Rate Statement – 10:00 AM ET

USD – ISM Nonmanufacturing  – 10:00 AM ET

USD – Crude Oil Inventories – 10:30 AM ET

USD – Beige Book – 2:00 PM ET

AUD – Trade Balance – 9:30 PM ET

CNY – HSBC Services PMI – 9:45 PM ET


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

G7 Meetings – Day Two

GBP – Official Bank Rate – 7:00 AM ET
EUR – Minimum Bid Rate – 7:45 AM ET

CAD – Building Permits – 8:30 AM ET

USD – Unemployment Claims – 8:30 AM ET

EUR – ECB Press Conference – 8:30 AM ET

USD – Natural Gas Storage – 10:30 AM ET


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

CAD – Employment Change – 8:30 AM ET

USD – Nonfarm Employment Change – 8:30 AM ET