Monday Outlook: It’s FOMC Week

 

It’s FOMC week, and you know what that means. From gold to Eurodollars, the market is preparing for what the Federal Reserve might signal about raising rates. Expectations could change come Wednesday when the post-meeting policy announcement comes.

 

Economic Calendar

Monday:

U.S. Housing Market Index 10:00 AM ET

 

Tuesday:

FOMC Meeting Begins 8:00 AM ET

 

Wednesday:

FOMC Meeting Announcement 2:00 PM ET

U.S. Fed Chair Press Conference 2:30 PM ET

FOMC Forecasts 2:30 PM ET

 

Thursday:

U.S. Leading Indicators 10:00 AM ET

Federal Reserve Gov. Daniel Tarullo speech 10:00 AM ET

 

Friday:

Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart speech 10:20 AM ET

Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans 11:30 AM ET

 

Links:

Is venturing into stock futures better than ETFs? (Attain Capital)

New market aims at storing crude for better day (Houston Chronicle)

Should the U.S. have a 50-year bond? (Bloomberg)

Not a single mutual fund has routinely beat stock indexes (New York Times)

Why Houston builds almost as many homes as all of California (Marginal Revolution)

Miles driven in the U.S. is at its highest level in seven years (St. Louis Fed)

Where capital is sloshing around Europe (Financial Times)

The business of bracketology (CNBC)

Evan Peterson is director of corporate marketing at CME Group and managing editor of OpenMarkets.

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