Weighing the Week Ahead: Should We Expect September Mourning?

The abbreviated week’s calendar has little important data. The economic news last week leaves open the timing of the next interest rate increase. As vacationing market participants yawn their way back to their desks and trading floors, what will be the focus? A look at the calendar and the end of summer will have them […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Is the Brexit Vote a Turning Point for Stocks?

This week’s economic calendar has plenty of data during a week where many will want to anticipate the long weekend. Despite these factors, most are still trying to digest the Brexit decision. There will be stories on politics, polling, history, and human interest. The economic and financial market consequences will get the most play from […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: What Does the Brexit Vote Mean for Financial Markets?

This week’s economic calendar is a little light on data, but it packs plenty of important news. Last week I suggested that the Brexit build-up would become the dominant theme. Nothing has changed. Expect daily stories on three Brexit themes: What UK voters should do; Predictions about the result; and Consequences for financial markets. While […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Is Small Employment Growth Big News for Stocks?

This week’s economic calendar is the lightest in recent memory. After Monday, FedSpeak fans will be disappointed, since we are entering the quiet period before the next FOMC meeting. Like nature, pundits abhor a vacuum. To fill it they will be asking: Is the weak employment report big news for stocks? Last Week Most of […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: What does the Greek Crisis mean for financial markets?

The calendar shows a fair amount of economic data in the coming week, but attention is likely to be focused abroad. After many years (some would say decades) of percolating, the issue of Greece and the Eurozone is coming to a conclusion. I expect this week’s theme to be: What does the Greek crisis mean […]

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