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The Week Ahead... - 01/31/11 09:45 AM
The release of the Employment Situation Report is the main event on the economic calendar in the week ahead. However continued civil unrest in Egypt is expected to stir up commotion in the marketplace and potentially dictate the direction of mortgage in advance of jobs data on Friday morning. After ending an eight week rally last Friday, bond investors will be keeping a close eye on the sentiment of stocks and shifts in foreign exchange rates for leadership. Key Events This Week:Monday:8:30 - The BEA's Personal Income & Outlays report is anticipated to show income and spending levels rising in December, (0 comments)
The Week Ahead - 01/24/11 01:05 PM
The week ahead is busy. President Obama will give the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. The Federal Reserve will hold a two day FOMC meeting to discuss monetary policy and share an updated outlook on Wednesday. We'll get a three housing reports as well as a three Treasury coupon auctions totaling $99 billion. Along with the foregoing, the New York Fed will conduct four QEII open market Treasury operations. And rounding out the week ahead, the Q4 earnings season continues with key reports from 3M, Procter & Gamble, Boeing, Caterpillar, Ford, Honeywell, and Johnson & Johnson. Needless to (0 comments)
Sneak Peak to Tomorrows Week Ahead - 01/23/11 01:50 PM
State of the Union, FOMC Meeting, Treasury Auctions, GSE Reform, Earnings Galore, a busy economic calendar including Consumer Confidence, Home Prices, New Home Sales, Durable Goods Orders, and Q4 GDP. Details to follow tomorrow. (0 comments)
Is Our Past Part of Our Future? - 01/18/11 01:14 PM
If the past is evidence for our future then look for the economy to gain some traction in this new year. The Dow was up .84% in the first week of trading for 2011. Historically (The January Effect) the Dow has risen on the year 74% of the time that the first week was positive. Many economists believe that by the summer months hiring will be happening at a more measurable pace. Fueling that optimism is the health of US businesses. Profits have recovered significantly (notice GM, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and AIG have all repaid their loans). They have (2 comments)
The Week Ahead - 01/18/11 10:27 AM
The week ahead should be a relatively quiet one. The housing market has 3 new reports of interest to investors. They will be looking at new data on housing starts, building permits, existing home sales, and homebuilder sentiment. Other news that should garner investor attention is the ongoing debate over whether or not the Euro Zones rescue funds need new "stress tests". Key Events This Week:Tuesday:8:30 - The Empire State Manufacturing Survey, the first regional manufacturing index released each month, is expected to rise 1.5 points to 12 in January. Forecasts from the eight economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters range (0 comments)
The Week Ahead in the Markets - 01/11/11 06:57 AM
Benchmark interest rates spent last week that bouncing around a wide yet well-defined range in advance of the highly anticipated release of December's Employment Situation Report. While it seemed like ADP stole the show on Wednesday after a much stronger than expected report, the official read on the labor market turned out to be bullish for rate watchers. Payroll growth disappointed and although the unemployment rate fell to a 19 month low, an asterisk was needed to explain the cause of that so called improvement. An equity sell-off in Europe, prompted by reports that France and Germany are pressuring Portugal to (0 comments)
One is the onliest number...1/1/11 - 01/01/11 08:24 AM
If ones and elevens are considered the most powerful numbers then today should have a little added boost as a new begining. But do not worry if today is is not the new beginning you were looking for. You will have three more chances throughout the year (1/11/11, 11/1/11, and 11/11/11). For some added fun 1,111 multiplied by itself equals 1,234,321 (6 comments)
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