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The Week Ahead For March 14th

  • Wall Street Rebel | Geoff Garbacz
  • 03/14/2016 12:45 PM
The Week Ahead For March 14th

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100, Russell 2000 and the NASDAQ 100 all rose for the fourth week in a row.

1.Geopolitical and Fiscal Events. Monday sees OPEC release its monthly update. Tuesday sees multiple primaries held. The Bank of Japan also is out with its latest release. Wednesday sees the FOMC announce its latest interest rate decision. Thursday sees the Bank of England announce its latest interest rate decision. Friday sees Federal Reserve St. Louis President Bullard and New York President Dudley speak. Over the weekend, President Obama heads to Cuba.

2.Economic Releases. Releases of note this week include the weekly chain store sales, oil/gas numbers, mortgage applications and PPI, retail sales, CPI, housing starts, industrial production, Philadelphia Fed Survey, leading indicators and Michigan Sentiment.

3.Earnings Releases. Notable releases include DDD MNKD ORCL FDS FDX CTRP ADBE LEN CTAS TIF.

Monday, March 14

OPEC publishes its monthly oil report.

Tuesday, March 15

Primaries and caucuses are held in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio.

The Bank of Japan is out with its latest interest rate decision and no change is expected.

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) begins a two day meeting.

February PPI is due out at 8:30 a.m. EST and is expected to drop to -0.1% from 0.1%. At the same time February Retail Sales is expected to fall to -0.1% from 0.2%.

Wednesday, March 16

The FOMC announces its latest interest rate decision at 2:00 p.m. EST and then a press conference with Federal Reserve Chairman Yellen occurs at 2:30 p.m. EST.

February CPI is due out at 8:30 a.m. EST and is expected to fall to -0.2% from 0%.At the same time, February Housing Starts is expected to rise to 1.15 million from 1.10 million. Then at 9:15 a.m. EST, February Industrial Production should fall to -0.3% from 0.9%.

Thursday, March 17

The Bank of England (BOE) is out with its latest interest rate decision and no change is expected.

March Philadelphia Federal Reserve Survey is expected to improve to -1.2% from -2.8% when released at 8:30 a.m. EST. Then at 10:00 a.m. EST, February Leading Indicators is expected to improve to 0.2% from -0.2%.

The latest Bank of Japan (BOJ) minutes are due out at 6:00 p.m. EST.

March Madness begins at noon time.

Friday, March 18

President Obama heads to Cuba on Saturday for a diplomatic visit.

March Michigan Sentiment is released at 10:00 a.m. EST and is expected to rise to 92.1 from 91.7.

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