Category Archives: Forecast for the Week

Forecast for the Week: US economic growth is front and center with 3rd Quarter GDP hitting the wires

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As you can see, what the Fed says about the economy and inflation can have a big impact on rates and the financial markets. This coming week may be another exciting and potentially volatile one as the Fed will see one of the more important economic reports of the month… Read more »

Forecast for the Week: Corporate Earnings and Guidance are front and center

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The upcoming week will bring some key economic data that includes the closely watched Retail Sales Report for September. The markets will be watching this report to gauge the health of consumer spending as we head into the all-important holiday shopping season. Consumer spending makes up 70% of Gross Domestic… Read more »

Forecast for the Week: On Thursday, all eyes will be on the Consumer Price Index to see if inflation is indeed ticking up

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After last week’s plunge in Bond prices, which ushered in multi-year high yields and mortgage rates, financial markets and traders will have an important consumer inflation report to break down this week – the Consumer Price Index. One of the dual mandates of the Federal Reserve is to “maintain price… Read more »

Forecast for the Week: The Jobs Report for September has the potential to move markets upon its release on Friday

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Labor reports will be front and center in the second half of the week. • There will be manufacturing news via the ISM Index on Monday, followed by the ISM Services Index on Wednesday. • The ADP National Employment Report will also be delivered on Wednesday. • As usual, weekly… Read more »

Forecast for the Week: News on housing, inflation and GDP highlight a packed economic calendar

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The Fed meeting could take center stage amidst a full week of economic reports. • Consumer Confidence kicks off the week on Tuesday followed by the Consumer Sentiment Index on Friday. • In housing news, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index will be delivered on Tuesday, New Home Sales Wednesday and… Read more »