Weekly Outlook: Yellen Speech and GDP

It’s not every week the market pays attention to a commencement speech, but then Fed Chair Janet Yellen doesn’t make many commencement speeches. She will Monday at the University of Baltimore where she’s expected to discuss the job market. Wednesday also provides a look at home sales in the U.S. and Thursday brings a new look at U.S. GDP.

Economic Calendar


Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Speech 1:30 PM ET


Existing Home Sales 10:00 AM ET


U.S. GDP 8:30 AM ET

Chicago Fed National Activity Index 08:30 AM ET


Consumer Sentiment 10:00 AM ET


Chicago is still the derivatives capital of the world (Financial Times)

How frackers beat OPEC (The Atlantic)

The reports of the death of cash have been greatly exaggerated (Bloomberg)

“Mountain of meat” for cattle farmers (Illinois Farmer Today)

Phased retirement for more American workers (Bloomberg)

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