Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff you will want to know for the week ahead.
First, here’s the weekly S&P 500 chart:
Last week the S&P 500 Volatility Index, $VIX, hit levels not seen since 2008. Sheesh 😲
Here’s some learning material on the background of the VIX.
Oil Holding Steady
Following the gap down last Monday, Oil futures consolidated the rest of the week.
1987 vs 2020?
We have seen some chatter on the internet comparing the recent market action to that during the 1987 crash. Here are the two charts, decide for yourself.
Crash of 2020:
In Case you Missed It…
Check out this video featuring NYSE Executive Floor Governor, Jay Woods. Jay gives a great recap of the historic week we just witnessed and what to expect in the upcoming days. Well done Jay 👏
Annie Duke: “Thinking in Bets” | Talks at Google
If you are having a tough time coping without sports for the last few days check out Annie Duke talking at Google.
The Week Ahead
And now a brief and well-organized look ahead at the trading week beginning Monday, March 16, 2020:
3/17 February Retail Sales (8:30 AM EST)
3/18 February Housing Starts (8:30 AM EST)
3/20 February Existing Home Sales (10:00 AM EST)
Here’s the full Economic Calendar provided by Briefing.
Here’s Earnings Whispers’ great visual.
Be sure to know when your stocks are reporting. Here’s the full earnings calendar.