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The Week Ahead For The First Full Week Of April

  • Wall Street Rebel | Geoff Garbacz
  • 04/03/2016 05:58 PM
The Week Ahead For The First Full Week Of April

1.Geopolitical and Fiscal Events.

Monday sees Federal Reserve Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari speaks at a town hall meeting on too big to fail on Monday night. Also, Federal Reserve Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks about cyber security and financial stability at 9:15 a.m. EDT.

Tuesday sees Federal Reserve Chicago President Charlie Evans speak overnight in Hong Kong.

Wednesday sees International Monetary Fund (IMF) Head Christine Lagarde speak at the Women in the World Summit. Also, on Wednesday Federal Reserve Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks at 12:20 p.m EDT and after the close Federal Reserve Dallas President Rob Kaplan speaks.

Thursday sees Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speak alongside with former Federal Reserve Chairmen Bernanke, Greenspan and Volcker at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Also on Thursday ECB Head Mario Draghi speaks. Thursday night sees Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George speak about the economy.

Friday sees Federal Reserve Dallas President Rob Kaplan speak at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

2.Economic Releases.

Releases of note this week include the weekly chain store sales, oil/gas numbers, mortgage applications and factory orders with ISM Nonmanufacturing Index.

3.Earnings Releases.

Notable releases include WBA DRI MON STZ GPN BBBY CAG KMX RAD PSMT.

Monday, April 4

February Factory Orders are due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to drop to -1.7% from 1.6%.

Markets are closed in Hong Kong and China.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is out with its latest interest rate decision on Monday night.

Tuesday, April 5

March ISM Nonmanufacturing Index is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to rise to 54 from 53.4.

Wisconsin holds primaries for both the Republicans and Democrats.

Wednesday, April 6

The latest Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes are due out at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Thursday, April 7

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks alongside former Federal Reserve Chairmen Bernanke, Greenspan and Volcker after the close.

European Central Bank (ECB) Head Mario Draghi speaks about the European economy and current financial situation. No set time yet.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) releases its latest World Economic Outlook.

Friday, April 8

Markets are closed in India.

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