Market Strategy

CPI inflation data, big bank earnings, Fed representatives' remarks and FOMC meeting minutes

Fresh inflation figures and big banks' first-quarter earnings reports headline data for this week. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation data for March comes in on Wednesday, with Federal Reserve officials keeping a close eye on prices as they weigh future interest rate cuts.

the U.S. payroll report, Federal Reserve speakers, and earnings reports from Levi Strauss and Dave & Buster’s

As markets return to a full week of trading, investors will be watching for labor market data throughout the week, including the U.S. payroll report on Friday.

the Fed’s latest interest rate announcement, a government shutdown deadline, and earnings from Micron and Nike

Market watchers will be focused on comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday after this week’s decision on interest rates, which are expected to remain unchanged. Friday is the deadline for passage of several government spending bills, risking a shutdown if a legislative package or extension isn’t approved by then. Corporate earnings reports will come in from Micron […]

Inflation data, retail sales, and earnings from Dollar Tree and Adobe

Investors will be watching the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation reading this week, as will Federal Reserve representatives who are in the quiet period before the Fed’s next meeting.

The State of the Union, Fed Chair testimony, the February jobs report, earnings from major retailers, and more

Politics and updates on the state of the U.S. economy could take the spotlight during the first full week of March, with the President’s State of the Union address, congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, and Super Tuesday primary elections set to come. Friday’s jobs report will offer an update on the employment […]

The Fed's preferred gauge of inflation and earnings reports from Workday, Salesforce, Paramount, and more

Market watchers this week will likely be eager for Thursday’s release of the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Price Index—the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of price changes—as Fed officials seek more evidence that inflation is easing. Following the release, several Fed officials will make public remarks, giving investors their impressions of the inflation report and other economic data.

Earnings from Nvidia, Walmart, Home Depot, Palo Alto Networks, and more

U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday for the Presidents Day holiday, but after markets reopen Tuesday, investors can look forward to a slew of earnings reports this week from Nvidia (NVDA), Walmart (WMT), Home Depot (HD), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), and more. Intel (INTC) will also launch its first annual conference for its growing foundry business.

The latest inflation data, earnings from Coca-Cola and Cisco, and an update on consumer sentiment

As earnings reports continue to roll in through the week, market watchers will tune in for the latest inflation numbers when the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is released Tuesday. After ticking higher last month, Federal Reserve officials are watching for more signs that inflation is continuing its downward trend. Retail sales numbers on Thursday will help show […]

Earnings reports from Ford, PepsiCo, Disney and others, comments from Fed officials, and possible revisions to CPI numbers.

Following a week in which the Federal Reserve raised more questions about the timing of interest rate adjustments, investors will hear from more than a half-dozen Fed officials through the week as they give insight into the Fed's thinking and what recent economic reports mean for future action from the central bank. Also, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will testify to Congress on U.S. financial stability. 

the Fed's decision on interest rates and earnings from Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and more

This week will be a busy one, with the Federal Reserve set to issue its latest decision on interest rates, the government due to release its monthly jobs report, and several big tech, pharmaceutical, and energy companies reporting earnings. While policymakers are widely expected hold their key interest rate steady on Wednesday, investors will likely be listening closely to comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell for clues on the expected path of interest rates. 

earnings from Tesla, Netflix, Intel, and more

Several heavyweights will report earnings this week, with Netflix scheduled to release its latest results on Tuesday, followed by Tesla on Wednesday, and Intel on Thursday. We'll also get a key update on the U.S. economy with the government's first estimate of economic growth for the fourth quarter on Thursday.

A government shutdown deadline, the Davos conference, more bank earnings, and the latest housing data

Markets are closed on Monday, Jan. 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday is also the start of the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland—a gathering of global business and political leaders. Markets reopen on Tuesday to another round of bank earnings, with Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) kicking off the week. Several housing-market indicators are scheduled to be released, including housing starts and existing home sales. 
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