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Trading Radar: Fed Meeting Minutes Likely to Calm Market Concerns


Economics, earnings reports, and market events for the week ahead.

The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) completed an outside down day bar in Friday's session, which would typically be the signal that the existing trend is over. The NASDAQ-100 (INDEXNASDAQ:NDX) came under particularly intense pressure as high-growth tech stocks were sold heavily. It's likely we'll see both of those trends continue through next week.

As is typical after a jobs report, economic data reports will be on the lighter side next week. The main highlight will be the minutes of last month's FOMC meeting, which will be released next Wednesday afternoon. In my opinion, because there has been great consternation over what's been perceived as a communication mistake by Chair Janet Yellen, it's very likely that the minutes will be altered to help assuage market fears.

Another economic data report of note is the March producer price index, scheduled for next Friday. It's possible that we'll begin to see the sharp drop in iron ore and copper prices show up in this month's report, but April is more likely.

Next Friday, the preliminary April University of Michigan/Reuters consumer confidence index will be released. Economists are expecting the index to rise to 81.0 from 80.0 last month. Because asset prices have been generally rising recently, geopolitical risk has subsided, and hiring and wages increased in March, it is likely that we'll see consumer confidence increase in April.

In the global space, the Bank of Japan will announce its monetary policy decision on Monday night. It's widely expected that the central bank will increase its stimulus measures due to the perceived economic slowdown from the government's recent sales tax increase.

Earnings season for the first quarter will start with Alcoa (NYSE:AA) next Tuesday. Banks will begin reporting Friday, with JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) starting things off. Also scheduled to report during the week is Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) and Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO).

Monday, April 7

US Economics (Time Zone: EST)

3:00 Consumer Credit - expected $14B, prior $13.69B
11:00 Fed to purchase $900m-$1.5b bonds in 22 to 30-year range
11:30 Treasury selling $25b 3-month, $23b 6-month bills
11:45am Bullard (currently hawkish, nonvoter) speaks in Los Angeles

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

05:00 JPY Leading Index
07:15 CHF CPI
08:30 EUR Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence
10;00 EUR German Industrial Orders
14:30 CAD Business Outlook

No major reports scheduled.

Tuesday, April 8

US Economics (Time Zone: EST)
10:00 JOLTS Job Openings - expected 4025, prior 3974
11:00 Fed to purchase $750m-$1b TIPS in 4 to 30-year range
11:30 Treasury selling 4-week bills
1:00 Treasury selling $30b 3-year notes


1:30pm Kocherlakota (dove, voter) speaks in Minnesota
2:45pm Plosser (hawk, voter) speaks in Philly
4:00pm Fed holds open board meeting in Washington on leverage ratios

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

JPY BoJ Rate Decision
05:45 CHF Unemployment Rate
08:30 GBP Industrial and Manufacturing Production
12:15 CAD Housing Starts


Alcoa (AA)

Wednesday, April 9

US Economics (Time Zone: EST)

07:00 MBA Mortgage Applications
10:00 Wholesale Inventories MoM - expected 0.5%, prior 0.6%
2:00 FOMC Minutes
11:00 Fed to purchase $900m-$1.15b bonds in 22 to 30-year range
1:00 Treasury selling $21b 10-year notes (2nd reopening)
3:30pm Evans (dove, nonvoter) speaks in Washington
7:30pm Tarullo (moderate, board member) speaks in Washington

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

00:30 AUD Consumer Confidence
06:00 EUR German Trade Balance
08:30 GBP Trade Balance


Constellation Brands (STZ)

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY)

Thursday, April 10

US Economics (Time Zone: EST)

08:30 Initial Jobless Claims - expected 320K, prior 326K
08:30 Continuing Claims - exp 2831K, prior 2836K
08:30 Import Price Index YoY - exp -0.9%, prior -1.1%
2:00 Treasury Budget (Mar) - exp -$72B, prior -$106.5B
11:00 Fed buying $2.75b-$3.5b bonds in 4 to 5-year range
1:00 Treasury selling $13b 30-year bonds (2nd reopening)


11:30am Evans (dove, nonvoter) speaks in Washington with RBI's Rajan and other central bankers
Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

JPY Japan Investors Purchases of Foreign Bonds/Stocks
CNY Foreign Reserves
CNY New Yuan Loans
CNY Trade Balance
01:30 AUD Employment Change & Unemployment Rate
11:00 GBP BoE Rate Decision
12:30 CAD New Home Prices


Family Dollar (FDO)
Rite Aid (RAD)

Friday, April 11

US Economics (Time Zone: EST)

08:30 Producer Price Index Final Demand YoY - expected 1.2%, prior 0.9%
08:30 PPI Ex Food & Energy YoY - exp 1.1%, prior 1.1%
09:55 University of Michigan Consumer Confidence (Apr prelim) - exp 81.0, prior 81.5
11:00 Fed buying $2b-$2.5b bonds in 7 to 10-year range
Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

01:30 CNY PPI & CPI
06:00 EUR German CPI (March final)
08:30 GBP Construction Output


JPMorgan (JPM)
Fastenal (FAST)
Wells Fargo (WFC)

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