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The Week Ahead in the Markets – by Joe Rios

This past week trading conditions in most markets continued to be sideways with very low volume. There was little news, but the risk markets seemed to take it as slightly positive. Forward earnings estimates rose for the sixth consecutive week and leading economic indicators rose 0.4%, beating expectations.  However jobless claims increased by 28K, worse than expectations and existing home sales missed growth expectations.
I have always focused on the US bond market but I have been very keen on bond market behavior since the beginning of this year. Interest rate yields has the potential to impact the global financial markets, especially the currency market. From March of last year we saw a rally in interest rates yields that lasted to the autumn of 2013 and we have also been hearing taper chatter circling among various trading departments. Despite the assumed recovery that is supportive of higher interest rates yields, we’ve actually seen the opposite as yields have been falling since the beginning of this year. This current environment appears to be favoring risk assets as low rates mean lower borrowing costs which usually translates into higher profits particularly risk assets. In the week ahead I will continue to look at the bond market and the correlation with stock indices, the Japanese yen and the risk assets.
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US Ten Year Treasury Note chart – Recent technical ascending triangle breakout pushing interest rate yields lower.
Joe Rios
Chief Market Strategist

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

Tuesday 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

Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 1:30 PM ET

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The Trading Room EDU – Educational Workshop  – Covering the Rios Quant  Indicators:

Tuesday beginning at 7:30 PM ET

Topic: Trading can be as Simple as Locating

            Support and Resistance

Presenter: Steve Schwartz


Wednesday beginning at 7:30 PM ET

The Next Big Swing with Edward Preston

Saturday beginning at 10:30 AM ET

Topic: Be a momentum trader with the RQ-Channel indicator

Presenter: Steve Schwartz


The RiosQuant 90 Day Trading Program – Workshop

Thursday beginning at 7:00 PM ET

Training Session 8 of 12 with Steve Schwartz


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

US Holiday


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

USD – Core Durable Goods Orders  – 8:30 AM ET

EUR – ECB President Draghi Speaks – 9:30 AM ET

USD – CB Consumer Confidence  – 10:00 AM ET

JPY – BOJ Gov. Kurdoda Speaks – 8:00 PM ET

NZD – ANZ Business Confidence  – 9:00 PM ET


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

AUD – Private Capital Expenditure – 9:30 PM ET


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

USD – Preliminary GDP and Unemployment Claims – 8:30 AM ET
USD – Pending Home Sales – 10:00 AM ET

USD – Natural Gas Storage – 10:30 AM ET

USD – Crude Oil Inventories – 11:00 AM ET


Economic Data Release – Market Movers

CAD – GDP – 8:30 AM ET

USD – Personal Spending – 8:30 AM ET

USD – Chicago PMI – 9:45 AM ET

USD – Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment – 9:55 AM ET