BUZ INVESTORS Stocks finished quarter with solid gains U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday, but still posted sizable weekly and quarterly gains.

Stocks to watch week Ahead July 24 -28

Stocks watch week Ahead July 24 -28

 Stocks watch  Key events are scheduled for the companies listed below next week.

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ  Stocks watch  Key events are scheduled for the companies listed below next week.

Fed watch: The Fed Open Market Committee meets Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25 and 26, and will produce a monetary policy statement at 2 p.m. on July 26.

Notable earnings reports: Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) on July 24; Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) on July 24; DuPont (NYSE:DD) on July 25; U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) on July 25; Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) on July 25; AT&T (NYSE:T) on July 25; McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) on July 25; Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) on July 25; Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) on July 26; Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) on July 26; Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) on July 27; Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) on July 27; Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) on July 27; Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) on July 27; Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) on July 27.

Expected IPO pricings: RBB Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBB) on July 26; ZK International Group (ZKIN) on July 27; Sienna Biopharmaceuticals (Pending:SNNA) on July 27; Industrea Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:INDUU) on July 27; Redfin (Pending:RDFN) on July 28.IPO quiet period expirations: Athenex (NASDAQ:ATNX) on July 24; Adomani (NASDAQ:ADOM) on July 25; Boston Omaha (OTCQX:BOMN) on July 26.



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Lockup expirations: Anaptysbio (NASDAQ:ANAB) on July 25; Obseva (Pending:OBSV) on July 25; Jagged Peak Energy (NYSE:JAG) on July 26; Jeld-Wen Holding (NYSE:JELD) on July 26; Jounce Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JNCE) on July 26; Rev Group (NYSE:REVG) on July 26.

Notable annual meetings: IMPAC Mortgage Holdings (NYSEMKT:IMH) on July 25; Legg Mason (NYSE:LM) on July 25; Greenhill & Co. (NYSE:GHL) on July 26; MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) on July 26; McKesson (NYSE:MCK) on July 26; Riverview Bancorp (NASDAQ:RVSB) on July 26; Apptio (NASDAQ:APTI) on July 27; EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) July 27; CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP) on July 28; Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS) on July 28.

Special shareholder meetings: Harmony Merger (HRMNU) is holding extraordinary general meeting July 24; Tembec (OTCPK:TMBCF) shareholders vote on deal with Rayonier Advanced (NYSE:RYAM) July 27; HCSB (OTCQB:HCFB) holds extraordinary general meeting July 27; Dynavax (NASDAQ:DVAX) has extraordinary meeting July 27; FB Financial (NYSE:FBK) holds extraordinary meeting July 28; Xactly (NYSE:XTLY) special shareholder meeting on July 28.

Analyst/Investor day: Citigroup (NYSE:C) on July 25.

FDA/drug development watch: Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) holds a call on RSV F Phase 2 results July 24; Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD) is presenting Phase 3 data of bictegravir in HIV at the International AIDS Society conference in Paris July 24; Merck (NYSE:MRK) is presenting Phase 3 “Drive-Ahead” HIB data of doravirine with lamivudine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate at IAS Conference July 25; Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) has FDA review decision on Tresiba sNDA for label update with “Devote” data July 27.

Barron’s mentions: Flex (NASDAQ:FLEX) could rise 25% in a year. Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) sales are ramping up. Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) seems ready to prosper five years after announcing a merger with Jefferies.

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MAJOR CURRENCY PAIR June 26- 30 The highlights of the week were comments from the Bank of England’s (BoE) top officials and downbeat economic data from the US.

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ Week Ahead July 24 – 28

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ Week Ahead July 24 – 28

Week Ahead    In the US, the most important events will be Fed interest rate decision and first estimate of GDP growth for Q2.

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ Week Ahead    In the US, the most important events will be Fed interest rate decision and first estimate of GDP growth for Q2. Elsewhere, Japan will release unemployment, inflation and retail sales; Australia inflation, and UK, France and Spain GDP figures for the Q2. 

It will be a busy week in US, as the Federal Reserve meets to deliver its latest policy decision and the first estimate of GDP growth for the second quarter is to be released. Other key data include: Flash PMIs; durable goods orders; existing and new home sales; home prices reported by S&P/Case-Shiller and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; the final reading of Michigan consumer sentiment and CB consumer confidence; advance estimates of goods trade balance and wholesale inventories; Chicago Fed national activity index, Richmond Fed manufacturing index, and Kansas Fed manufacturing index.

Week Ahead    In the US, the most important events will be Fed interest rate decision and first estimate of GDP growth for Q2.



Week Ahead

Elsewhere in America: investors will be following Canada monthly GDP; Mexico mid-month inflation, economic activity and balance of trade; Brazil interest rate decision and unemployment rate; and Chile industrial production.
In Asiathe Bank of Japan will publish its meeting minutes. Investors will be also waiting for unemployment data, inflation rate and retail trade. Other important releases include South Korea GDP growth for the second quarter of 2017.
In Europe, most important releases include: GDP growth for the UK, France and Spain; July’s flash PMI data for the Eurozone, Germany and France; inflation figures for Germany, France and Spain; and business and consumer confidence for the Eurozone, the UK, Germany, France and Italy. Also, in the UK CBI factory orders, BBA mortgage approvals, and Nationwide housing prices will be in the spotlight.
In Australia, key data to watch for are consumer and producer inflation for the second quarter.
In Africa, investors will also be closely watching South Africa unemployment figures and Ghana and Nigeria will give us an update on the course of monetary policy.

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Buz Investors Eurozone construction output eased Construction output in the eurozone fell 0.2% on the month in December compared to a 0.4% jump in November, according to figures released by Eurostat on Friday. Building construction declined 0.5%, while civil engineering rose by 0.8%.

Euro Area EFSF Dropped -0.44 Friday July 21

European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) | Bond Yield  2012-2017

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ Euro Area EFSF Dropped    Euro Area EFSF decreased 0.01 percent or 0.01% to -0.44 on Friday July 21 from -0.43 in the previous trading session. Historically, the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) | Bond Yield reached an all time high of 2.57 in May of 2012 and a record low of -0.50 in January of 2017.



 

Euro Area EFSF Dropped

European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) | Bond Yield

The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) was created to safeguard financial stability in Europe by providing financial assistance to euro area Member States. The EFSF issues bonds or other debt instruments on the capital markets and its proceeds are then lent to countries under a macro economic programme. This page provides – European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) | Bond Yield – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) | Bond Yield – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.44 -0.43 2.57 -0.50 2012 – 2017 percent Daily

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UK 10Y Bond lower 1.18 Friday July 21

United Kingdom Government Bond 10Y  1980-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ UK 10Y decreased 0.03 percent or 0.03% to 1.18 on Friday July 21 from 1.21 in the previous trading session. Historically, the United Kingdom Government Bond 10Y reached an all time high of 16.09 in November of 1981 and a record low of 0.52 in August of 2016.



UK 10Y

United Kingdom Government Bond 10Y

Generally, a government bond is issued by a national government and is denominated in the country`s own currency. Bonds issued by national governments in foreign currencies are normally referred to as sovereign bonds. The yield required by investors to loan funds to governments reflects inflation expectations and the likelihood that the debt will be repaid. This page provides – United Kingdom Government Bond 10Y – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Government Bond 10Y – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.18 1.21 16.09 0.52 1980 – 2017 percent Daily

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Japanese manufacturing PMI climbed in September

Japan 10Y Bond Fell 0.07 Friday July 21

Japan Government Bond 10Y  | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ   Japan 10Y decreased 0.01 percent or 0.01% to 0.07 on Friday July 21 from 0.08 in the previous trading session. Historically, the Japan Government Bond 10Y reached an all time high of 7.59 in May of 1984 and a record low of -0.29 in July of 2016.



Japan 10Y

Japan Government Bond 10Y

Generally, a government bond is issued by a national government and is denominated in the country`s own currency. Bonds issued by national governments in foreign currencies are normally referred to as sovereign bonds. The yield required by investors to loan funds to governments reflects inflation expectations and the likelihood that the debt will be repaid. This page provides – Japan Government Bond 10Y – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Government Bond 10Y – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.07 0.08 7.59 -0.29 1984 – 2017 percent Daily

 

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Switzerland 10Y Bond Higher -0.01 Friday July 21

Switzerland Government Bond 10Y | Data | Chart | Calendar

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ Switzerland 10Y Bond  Switzerland 10Y increased 0.01 percent or 0.03% to -0.01 on Friday July 21 from 0 in the previous trading session. Historically, the Switzerland Government Bond 10Y reached an all time high of 5.63 in September of 1994 and a record low of -0.63 in July of 2016.



Switzerland 10Y Bond

witzerland Government Bond 10Y

Generally, a government bond is issued by a national government and is denominated in the country`s own currency. Bonds issued by national governments in foreign currencies are normally referred to as sovereign bonds. The yield required by investors to loan funds to governments reflects inflation expectations and the likelihood that the debt will be repaid. This page provides – Switzerland Government Bond 10Y – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Government Bond 10Y – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.01 0.00 5.63 -0.63 1994 – 2017 percent Daily

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Canada 10Y Bond Rose 1.89 on Friday July 21

Canada Government Bond 10Y  | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ Canada 10Y Bond  88 in the previous trading session. Historically, the Canada Government Bond 10Y reached an all time high of 12.44 in March of 1985 and a record low of 0.95 in September of 2016.



Canada 10Y Bond

Canada Government Bond 10Y

Generally, a government bond is issued by a national government and is denominated in the country`s own currency. Bonds issued by national governments in foreign currencies are normally referred to as sovereign bonds. The yield required by investors to loan funds to governments reflects inflation expectations and the likelihood that the debt will be repaid. This page provides – Canada Government Bond 10Y – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Government Bond 10Y – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.89 1.88 12.44 0.95 1985 – 2017 percent Daily

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Australian AIG performance of manufacturing index rose in December

Australia 5 Year Note Rose 2.30 percent Thursday July 20

Australia 5 Year Note Yield  | Data | Chart | Calendar

SOREXINVESTORS   Australia 5 Year Note Yield increased to 2.30 percent on Thursday July 20 from 2.29 percent in the previous trading day. 5 Year Note Yield in Australia averaged 2.49 percent from 2010 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5.50 percent in December of 2010 and a record low of 1.48 percent in August of 2016.



Australia 5 Year Note

Australia 5 Year Note Yield

This page provides – Australia 5 Year Note Yield- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia 5 Year Note Yield – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.30 2.29 5.50 1.48 2010 – 2017 percent Daily

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Australia 2 Year Note Rose 1.93 percent on Thursday July 20

Australia 2 Year Note Yield | Data | Chart | Calendar

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ   Australia 2 Year Note Yield increased to 1.93 percent on Thursday July 20 from 1.92 percent in the previous trading day. 2 Year Note Yield in Australia averaged 2.23 percent from 2010 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5.26 percent in December of 2010 and a record low of 1.43 percent in August of 2016.



Australia 2 Year Note

Australia 2 Year Note Yield

This page provides – Australia 2 Year Note Yield- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia 2 Year Note Yield – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.93 1.92 5.26 1.43 2010 – 2017 percent Daily

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