The Week Ahead For March 30th Through April 3rd
The NASDAQ 100, Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 100 and Russell 2000 were higher for the first time in six weeks.
1.Geopolitical and Fiscal Events. None of note.
2.Economic Releases. Releases of note this week include the weekly chain store sales, oil/gas numbers, mortgage applications and jobless claims as well as pending home sales, consumer confidence, ADP employment report, Chicago PMI, construction spending, ISM Manufacturing Index, factory orders and nonfarm payrolls with the unemployment report.
3.Earnings Releases. Notable releases this upcoming week include CRON RH MKC CAG LW PVH WBA KMX STZ GBX.
Monday, March 30
February Pending Home Sales are due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to -1.6% from 5.2%.
Tuesday, March 31
January S&P Case Shiller Home Price Index is due out at 8:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to rise to 3.3% from 2.9%.
March Consumer Confidence is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 110 from 130.7.
Wednesday, April 1
March ADP Employment Report is due out at 8:15 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to -175,000 from 183,000.
March Chicago PMI is due out at 9:45 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 40 from 49.
February Construction Spending is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 0.5% from 1.8%.
March ISM Manufacturing Index is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 50.1 from 43.3. Thursday, April 2
February Factory Orders are due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and are expected to improve to 0.3% from -0.5%.
Friday, April 3
March Nonfarm Payrolls are due out 8:30 a.m. EDT and they are expected to fall to -150,000 from 273,000. The unemployment rate is expected to rise to 4.0% from 3.5%.