The Week Ahead
1.Geopolitical and Fiscal Events. Monday sees Chinese President Xi Jinping being a state visit to the United Kingdom. Monday also sees Federal Reserve Richmond President Lacker speak at noon. Tuesday sees Federal Reserve New York President Dudley speak at a conference on bond market liquidity. Also, Tuesday sees Federal Reserve Chairman Yellen speak. Wednesday sees Treasury Secretary Lew speak. Thursday sees President Obama meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Washington D.C.
2.Economic Releases. Releases of note this week include the weekly chain store sales, oil/gas numbers, mortgage applications with housing starts and existing home sales.
3.Earnings Releases. Notable releases include IBM MS VZ UTX KO BA GOOGL MSFT PG LYB.