In Focus

  • Week InAdvance: June 24, 2024

    • Monday, June 24, 2024

    Mon Jun 24 Basel Institute on Governance forum. Paris Fashion Week begins. | Tue Jun 25 WEF annual meeting in China. SEC chair interviewed at Bloomberg conference in NYC. | Wed Jun 26 WSJ reporter on trial in Russia. 'Rimpac 24' begins in Hawaii. | Thu Jun 27 European heads of state in Brussels. Swedish, Czech, Philippines central banks meet on interest rates. | Fri Jun 28 US PCE inflation data for May. | Sun Jun 30 Bank for International Settlements annual general meeting. Belgium’s six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union ends. Hungary takes over on Monday.

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  • Week InReview: June 21, 2024

    • Friday, June 21, 2024

    Wall Street traders show signs of fatigue on stock buying. Buyer exhaustion | US stocks retreated after a rally to all-time highs spurred calls for a near-term pullback amid signs of buyer fatigue. The S&P 500 briefly topped 5,500 before losing traction. The high-flying tech group came under pressure, with the Nasdaq 100 down after a seven-day advance. But bulls remain. According to Stifel’s Barry Bannister, the S&P 500 may rally to the 6,000 mark before the end of 2024, if past market manias are any guide. However, like prior “bubble” episodes, this one eventually has to pop, also. By mid-2026, Stifel expects the gauge to sink back to where it began this year — around the 4,800 level — erasing a fifth of its value. Wall Street is gearing up for a quarterly event known as “triple witching” that will see some $5.5 trillion worth of options tied to indexes, stocks, and ETFs fall off the board, according to an estimate from SpotGamma.

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  • Week InAdvance: June 17, 2024

    • Monday, June 17, 2024

    Mon Jun 17 Salzburg Global Finance Forum. Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) holidays in Islamic countries. UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. | Tue Jun 18 Rate decisions from Australia, Chile. Eurozone CPI. | Wed Jun 19 US Juneteenth holiday observed, commemorating end of US slavery in 1865. Bank of Japan issues minutes of April policy meeting. Brazil rate decision. UK CPI. | Thu Jun 20 Summer solstice. China loan prime rates. Rates decisions from UK, Indonesia, Norway, Switzerland. | Fri Jun 21 Triple witching. | Sat Jun 22 Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako arrive in the UK for a state visit. | Sun Jun 23 Eighth anniversary of the Brexit referendum.

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