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Week Ahead: August 19 – 23, 2019

Markets remained volatile last week, with multiple 1% moves. However, as of this morning, we have erased the big drop from Wednesday which saw the market down approximately 3%. This will be a relatively slow news week with no major reports until the Fed minutes are released on Wednesday. Market participants will be looking for any guidance on future monetary moves. This week is also the annual policy meeting for the Federal Reserve that takes place in Jackson Hole. We will be paying close attention to any news coming from the conference. The earnings docket will be pretty light this week, with the headliners being Target, Home Depot and Lowes.

Major Earnings
Announcements for the Week:

Monday:

Estee Lauder

Tuesday:

Home Depot, TJX, Kohl’s, Medtronic, Cree, La-Z-Boy, Nordson, Toll Brothers & Urban Outfitters

Wednesday:

Target, Analog Devices, Lowe’s, Nordstrom, L Brands & Synopsys

Thursday:

Dick’s Sporting Goods, salesforce.com, HP Inc, Intuit, Ross Stores & Gap

Friday:

Foot Locker




Economic Calendar/
Market Moving Events:

Monday:

None

Tuesday:

None

Wednesday:

FOMC Meeting Minutes 2:00PM

Thursday:

Markit US PMI releases 9:45AM

Friday:

New Home Sales 10:00AM