1. Geopolitical Events. On Monday Federal Reserve Chicago President Charles Evans speaks from Madrid before markets open, and Federal Reserve Dallas President Rob Kaplan speaks after the close. On Tuesday Federal Reserve Kansas City President Esther George speaks at12:450 p.m. EDT and then Federal Reserve Dallas President Rob Kaplan at 1:00 p.m. EDT. On Wednesday Federal Reserve Chicago President Charles Evans speaks at 9:20 a.m. EDT, followed by Boston President Eric Rosengren at 11:30 a.m. EDT and San Francisco President John Williams at 1:15 p.m. EDT. On Thursday Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Turkey. Also on Thursday also Federal Reserve Dallas President Rob Kaplan speaks at 11:00 a.m. EDT, followed by San Francisco President John Williams at 11:15 a.m. EDT. On Friday Federal Reserve St. Louis President James Bullard speaks at 10:30 a.m. EDT.
2. Economic Releases. Releases of note this week include the weekly chain store sales, oil/gas numbers, mortgage applications, jobless claims and consumer confidence, Q4 GDP, personal income and spending, Chicago PMI and Michigan Sentiment.
3. Earnings Releases. Notable releases include RHT CALM CCL DRI PAYX LULU PRGO SAIC BBRY.
Monday, March 27:
Senate Judiciary Committee continues hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Tuesday, March 28:
March Consumer Confidence is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 113.3 from 114.80.
Wednesday, March 29:
February Pending Home Sales are due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and are expected to rise to 2.4% from -2.8%.
Thursday, March 30:
Q4 GDP is due out at 8:30 a.m. EDT and is expected to be revised to 2.0% from 1.9%.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pays a visit to Turkey.
Friday, March 31:
February Personal Income and Spending are due out at 8:30 a.m. EDT and are expected to remain at 0.4% and 0.2% respectively.
March Chicago PMI is due out at 9:45 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 55.8 from 57.4.Comments »