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Week Ahead: January 13 – January 19, 2019

Earnings season kicks off this week with the big banks reporting earnings. With the current level of rates, it will be interesting to see how earrings are faring and if the banks have been able to make up NIM with loan growth. We will be keeping a close eye on geopolitics this week as tensions with Iran continue along with the supposed signing of the Phase 1 trade deal with China. Once details are released, we would expect the market to react; direction will depend on the details. The economic front will also give us reading on inflation. Both CPI and PPI will be released and with the current economic strength coming for the consumer these number will be important.

Major Earnings
Announcements for the Week:

Monday:

None

Tuesday: Citigroup, Delta & JPMorgan Chase
Wednesday:

Goldman Sachs, PNC Financial, Bank of America, United Health, US Bancorp & BlackRock

Thursday: Bank of New York, Morgan Stanley, PPG, CSX & Peoples United Financial
Friday:

Citizens Financial, Fastenal, JB Hunt, Kansas City Southern, Regions, Schlumberger & State




Economic Calendar/
Market Moving Events:

Monday:

None

Tuesday: CPI Releases 8:30AM
Wednesday:

PPI Releases 8:30AM, Empire Manf. 8:30AM & Beige Book 2:00PM

Thursday:

Import/Export Prices 8:30AM, Retail Sales 8:30AM & Business Inventories 10:00AM

Friday: Building Permits and Housing Starts 8:30AM, Industrial Productions 9:15AM, U. of Michigan Sentiment 10:00AM & JOLTS 10:00AM