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The Week Ahead in the Global Markets

Global stocks got a surprise boost higher on Friday after Japan’s central bank cut a benchmark rate below zero to stimulate its economy and some improvements in earnings. Microsoft led a major rally in the technology sector, up 3.6% the strongest session in technology shares since August. The S&P 500 finished the day 2.69% higher but closed the month down -5.12%. Risk assets were also boosted by weak fourth-quarter U.S. GDP growth data, which raised arguments that the Federal Reserve may go slower than expected on future rate hikes.

Risk flows have been mostly constant throughout the first month of the year, dominated by risk-off sentiment. However, rotation flows poured into all U.S. assets on Friday including stocks, bonds and the dollar. The symmetric triangle pattern on the stock indices and the ascending triangle on the U.S. dollar posted since Wednesday on our site’s RQ Cross Box analytics provided advance notice of a potential spike in price action. Will we see continuation in the week ahead? We face a busy economic calendar including employment data and more earnings reports. I will be focusing on the correlations between the major asset classes to spot institutional activities and any potential unwinding of recent positioning, especially after data reports.
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Joe Rios – Founder, Rios Quantitative LLC​​

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4:30 AM               GDP       Manufacturing PMI
10:00 AM             USD       ISM Manufacturing PMI
11:00 AM             EUR        ECB President Draghi Speaks
10:30 PM             AUD       RBA Rate Statement


4:30 AM               GBP       Construction PMI
5:00 AM               EUR        Unemployment Rate
4:45 PM                NZD       Unemployment Rate
7:30 PM                AUD       Building Approvals
8:45 PM                CNY        Services PMI


4:30 AM               GBP       Services PMI
8:15 AM               USD       ADP Nonfarm Climate Change
10:00 AM             USD       ISM Nonmanufacturing PMI
10:30 AM             CL           Crude Oil Inventories


7:00 AM               GBP       Monetary Policy Summary
7:45 AM               GBP       Gov. Carney Speaks
8:30 AM               USD       Unemployment Claims

7:30 PM                AUD       Monetary Policy Statement


8:30 AM               USD       Nonfarm Employment Change
8:30 AM               CAD       Unemployment Rate