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The market rolls into mid-summer near record highs as it faces a cluster of earnings, central bank meetings, and a heavy economic calendar. It’s definitely a full week.
Big banks got earnings season off to a pretty good start Friday, with results suggesting the consumer economy remains healthy despite weaker trading.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen told the market pretty much what it wanted to hear yesterday in her testimony to Congress, putting a charge into stock prices.
Arguably the real opening today is at 10 a.m. ET, when Fed Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to begin delivering her semi-annual testimony on monetary policy.
The overriding theme this week is big bank earnings, with some Fed speeches sprinkled in. There’s a lot of excitement to finally get earnings season underway.
The rubber hits the road this coming week as Yellen speaks and earnings season starts. Markets start on a positive note following a rock solid June job report.
U.S. jobs growth got back on track in June, with a solid tally washing away the bad taste left by a weak May report.
Geopolitics charged back toward center court early Thursday as market participants eyed developments in North Korea. Volatility is up in the early going.
The Fed steps up to the plate Wednesday afternoon with minutes from its June meeting, and that’s likely to be the main highlight of the day.
Monday is a “check the box” day: A trading day wedged between a holiday and a weekend. But later in the week some big data loom, including monthly payrolls.
It’s the last day of the quarter and the first half, and the stock market is coming off a steep decline Thursday. Still, it’s important to keep things in perspective.
As the week winds down, stocks find themselves coming off the biggest daily S&P 500 (SPX) gain since late April and the third highest one-day rally of the year.
As Washington struggles to push ahead with a business-friendly agenda, there’s a note of caution for stocks heading into the mid-year point.
The spotlight is firmly on tech as Tuesday begins, with a number of stocks in the sector trading lower after EU regulators fined Alphabet (GOOG) $2.7 billion.
Durable goods and GDP estimate are in pipeline this week as Q2 winds down and investors prepare for the long 4th of July holiday
Markets mixed as Russell reconstitutes its indexes, banks pass Fed Reserves stress tests, and oil prices bounce around in bear territory