FRB Federal Reserve Bank’s quiet period or Blackout Period is over + Trading Levels 2.07.2023
Posted By:- Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
The Week Ahead – FRB Federal Reserve Bank’s quiet period or Blackout period is over
By John Thorpe, Senior Broker
On an otherwise quiet week for economic releases and the FRB Federal Reserve Bank’s quiet period or Blackout period over, The Fed members are again, free to entertain speaking engagements. If you remember last week, Chairman Powell and the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) announced the expected .25 rate hike.
On Tuesday, February 7th @ 12:40p.m. EST, Fed Chair Jerome Powell is slated to appear at the Economic Club of Washington D.C., and may give investors and retail traders a preview of his semi-annual report to Congress later this month. Powell may also update his outlook given the January employment number surprise was released after the FOMC rate decision. Of note, Last Friday marked the halfway mark in the earnings season as 250 of the S&P 500 stocks finished reporting their earnings. Of course we have another leg to go as we turn the corner and look for few ,if any earnings surprises across the board as lowered expectations have been baked into the market already. On the jobs front we do have a jobless claims report, pre market on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. CST. Finally for the week, The President’s State of the Union address is tomorrow night @9 P.M. EST, 8 P.M. CST. Although you should be able to view his speech on any of your favorite news outlets, we don’t expect any market changing announcements of substance. Be on the ball if there is.
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