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The Week Ahead in the Markets

From the desk of Joe Rios

The US Dollar rose 1.2% closing the week stronger after the ECB cut both its main and deposit interest rates, in addition to moving forward with its plan to buy Asset-Backed Securities next month.   Rotation flows saw an exit from the bond market with the US 30 Year Bond dropping -2.5% by the end of the week. In the Forex market the commodity currencies including the Canadian and Australian dollars decoupled from the rest of the foreign currencies to finish the week stronger.  In the commodity market Natural Gas -6.3% and Wheat -5.0% provided trading opportunities to the short side. In the week ahead we have a  light economic calendar but expect big corporate stories including Apple iPhone , other new products and the Chinese online retailer Alibaba, the biggest IPO ever should reign the headlines.   I will be focusing on the currency market for potential insights as well as economic data from China. Will Copper react with the commodity currencies?  Will they continue to trade higher? Will the commodities follow? Will the bond market continue to trade lower propelling the US Dollar higher?

Joe Rios
Chief Market Strategist


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Topic: Follow the Money Trail

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Scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the markets:


Tentative             CNY        Trade Balance

8:30 AM               CAD       Building Permits

8:45 AM               USD       Treasury Secretary Lew Speaks

9:30 PM                AUD       NAB Business Confidence



4:30 AM               GBP       Manufacturing Production

10:00 AM             USD       JOLTS Job Openings



9:45 AM               GBP       Inflation Report Hearings

10:30 AM                             Crude Oil Inventories

5:00 PM                NZD       RBNZ Rate Statement And Press Conference

9:30 PM                AUD       Unemployment Rate

9:30 PM                CNY        CPI



8:30 AM               USD       Unemployment Claims

10:30 AM                             Natural Gas Storage



2:05 AM               JPY         BOJ Gov. Kuroda Speaks

8:30 AM               USD       Retail Sales

9:55 AM               USD       Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment