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Global Week Ahead: Archive

John Blank

Add Juice to This Script: Global Week Ahead

Bulls, do not panic! And Bears? Do not celebrate. It has already come to pass. The Money Gods introduced some crafty stage theatrics.

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John Blank

The Ides of March: Global Week Ahead

Zacks Chief Strategist John Blank mulls over Reuters' five big world market themes. These are the ones most likely to dominate the thinking of investors and traders in the Global Week Ahead.

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John Blank

The Ides of March: Global Week Ahead

Zacks Chief Strategist John Blank mulls over Reuters' five big world market themes. These are the ones most likely to dominate the thinking of investors and traders in the Global Week Ahead.

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John Blank

Time to Pay the Piper? Global Week Ahead

The Trade Wars built up a huge quarterly sequence of inventory accumulation numbers last year. These supported GDP growth... LAST year.

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John Blank

Kick the Can Entertains the Anglo Masses: Global Week Ahead

"Metaphorically, the phrase means??to defer conclusive action with a short-term solution."

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John Blank

Kick the Can Down the Road: Global Week Ahead

In the Global Week Ahead, what should traders make of U.S. trade negotiators in Beijing and a Brexit showdown at the House of Commons?

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John Blank

China's "Year of the Pig" Begins

Investors burnt in the 2018 stock market rout will be happy to put the Year of the Dog behind them. Instead, the end of the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday will usher in the Year of the Pig, a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

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John Blank

A Jam-Packed Global Week Ahead

The schedule is packed with loads of company quarterly earnings reports, a U.S.-China trade meeting, a FOMC rate meeting, and a US non-farm jobs report.

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John Blank

Davos Goes Live! Global Week Ahead

The 2019 theme is "Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution."

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John Blank

Q4 Earnings Season Kicks Off: Global Week Ahead

Thirty-four S&P 500 firms release earnings over the coming week. Twenty-two of them will be financials.

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John Blank

Pessimism as Contrarian Indicator: Global Week Ahead

As stock markets worldwide reel from a rolling bear market -- a circumstance that picked up steam after Labor Day 2018 -- we see journalistic pessimism rise with the mass fall in share prices.

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John Blank

A Grim Moment for Equity Markets: Global Week Ahead

Plainly speaking, it is a grim moment for the world???s equity markets.

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John Blank

All Eyes on the Fed: Global Week Ahead

The Federal Reserve is almost certain to hike U.S. interest rates for the fourth time this year to 2.25-2.50 percent on Wednesday, but it will be "What they say, not what they do" that really matters.

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John Blank

Putting an End to Themes: Global Week Ahead

Do we shortly mark the end to this very long and winding U.S. business cycle? That's the next signpost traders' and investors' actionable thoughts have headed.

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John Blank

Will Powell Move Markets on Wednesday? Global Week Ahead

Fed Chair Jerome Powell spoke about Fed Funds interest rates as being 'near' the neutral rate. This week will see some follow through. He addresses the U.S. Congress on Wednesday.

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John Blank

Will Something Cheer Up Stocks? Global Week Ahead

Can the global stock markets finally find something to cheer about? It has been a sobering year of poverty... in terms of returns.

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John Blank

Focus on the U.S. Midterm Election: Global Week Ahead

This divisive and historic U.S. election, and the future path of risk-free bond rates in the United States, matters to securities markets.

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John Blank

The Upside Down Earnings Season: Global Week Ahead

Strong earning reports have been BAD news for long holders of stocks in this crazy third quarter. Companies that beat on their earnings consensus are falling the most this quarter. Yes: doing better is getting punished.

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John Blank

Earnings Keep Pouring In: Global Week Ahead

So far, almost 90% of the firms have beaten analysts' earnings expectations. About 70% have beaten revenue expectations. This week, 156 S&P 500 firms release earnings.

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John Blank

We Have a U.S.-Centric Global Week Ahead

An entrenched U.S.-China trade fight, fresh S&P 500 Q3 earnings reports and the latest Fed minutes: these three factors all combine to light up the Global Week Ahead.

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John Blank

Starting Out with Some Profit-Taking: Global Week Ahead

A certain set of stocks have been momentum-trading for some time. Traders have been looking for a reason to take profits on the high-flying momentum stocks.

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John Blank

All About the JOBS Report: Global Week Ahead

This Global Week Ahead should key largely on a looming U.S. jobs report. Friday's U.S. nonfarm payroll release for September may show us two things.

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John Blank

NAFTA Players Barter as the Market Trades: Global Week Ahead

In the Global Week ahead, NAFTA talks may become a big item. Our neighbor to the North is keenly focused on this.

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John Blank

Will Micron Be the News of Note? Global Week Ahead

Trading news looks to be on the Micron earnings report this Thursday. Will chip shares break even lower, or a bounce mightily off the lows in their trading ranges?

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Mark Vickery

Scary Monetary Policy Calls: Global Week Ahead

In the Global Week Ahead, big market-moving events are likely to hail from the monetary policy arena.

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