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The Week Ahead in the Global Financial Markets

From the desk of Joe Rios

What are the markets trying to tell us? Are you listening?

I have been noticing unusual and divergent correlations among the key benchmarks including the stock, bond and currency markets. Rotation flows have been odd and contradictory, reflecting a lack of conviction among market participants. During Risk-Off environments  bonds usually rise (interest rate yields fall) due to expectations of falling growth rate. Conversely during Risk-On stock markets rise in foreseeing higher future growth and higher corporate earnings. However, we’ve been seeing interest rate yields fall as the stock markets around the world hold near multi year highs. Which market is right? I believe ultimately, this recent tug-of-war will cease, but when will the rope snap? The currency market did react, first by what appeared to be short covering in the US Dollar but by the end of the week, prices stalled and consolidated.  In the week ahead I will look to the currency market for cues to which side of the rope may gain control thus creating volatility and trading opportunities. I will also pay close attention to upcoming economic data releases including FOMC meeting minutes, recent data has been mixed, with slow growth from China, Japan, Europe and the US while some commodities have risen.

Joe Rios
Chief Market Strategist  /

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Economic Data Release – Market Movers

EUR – German Buba Precedent Weidmann Speaks  – 3:00 AM ET

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


Economic Data Release – Market Movers
GBP – CPI – 4:30 AM ET

USD – FOMC Member Plosser Speaks – 12:30 AM ET

USD – FOMC Member Dudley Speaks – 1:00 PM ET

GBP – MPC Member Bean Speaks – 1:30 PM ET

JPY – Monetary Policy Statement – Tentative


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

JPY – BOJ Press Conference – Tentative

GBP – MPC Official Bank Rate Votes and Retail Sales – 4:30 AM ET

USD – HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI – 10:00 AM ET

USD – Crude Oil Inventories – 10:30 AM ET

USD – Fed Chair Yellen Speaks – 11:30 AM ET

USD – FOMC Member Kocherlakota Speaks – 1:30 PM ET

USD – FOMC Meeting Minutes – 2:00 PM ET

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


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

EUR – French Flash Manufacturing PMI – 3:00 AM ET
EUR – German Flash Manufacturing PMI – 3:30 AM ET

GBP – Second Estimate GBP – 4:30 AM ET

CAD – Core Retail Sales – 8:30 AM ET

USD – Unemployment Claims – 8:30 AM ET

USD – Flash Manufacturing PMI – 9:45 AM ET

USD – Existing Home Sales – 10:00 AM ET

USD – Natural Gas Storage – 10:30 AM ET


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

EUR – German Ifo Business Climate – 4:00 AM ET

USD – New Home Sales – 10:00 AM ET