These 6 Events... and Counting... Will Move Markets

Ignore the headlines.

Mute the mainstream financial media.

Don't get sucked into making a mistake due to fear or greed.

These are the tenets we preach.

And each morning at Pre-Market Prep, we share how to navigate the day ahead. We do this so you're armed with the knowledge, trends, and pertinent data to make the best possible decisions for your financial future.

Which brings us to today, another Monday morning. A fresh start to a new week.

And what a week it'll be.

Once again, Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index data releases are on deck. These are two of my favorite catalysts to trade... and we'll prepare you for them in the coming days.

We also tiptoe into earnings this week.

The books are being opened on PepsiCo (PEP), Delta Airlines (DAL), Conagra (CAG), BlackRock (BLK), Citigroup (C), JPMorgan (JPM), and Wells Fargo (WFC).

That gives us a pulse of the consumer, of summer travel, and the big banks.

But these could be overshadowed by a series of six events lurking on the calendar... And their number will likely grow. They have the unfortunate potential to push and pull equities.

Though, they're merely the rumbling precursors to a potential earthquake on the horizon.

Here's what you need to know now...

From the Mouths of Fools

Can't get enough "Fed Speak?"

Boy, then are you in luck!

Each month before the Federal Reserve's chairs, governors, and presidents get gagged by their next quiet period, they all must make as much noise as possible.

Well, July's blackout period is set to begin only days from now.

So, to ensure they don't fade from our consciousness, Fed members must now conduct a maelstrom of interviews, speeches, and grandstanding in front of cameras.

The clock is ticking. And their voices are in high demand.

To whet the appetites of those "Fed Speak" fans, today your ears get to nosh on thousands of words spewing from the mouth-holes of vice chair Michael Barr, San Francisco president Mary Daly, and Cleveland president Loretta Mester.

But that's merely the beginning...

On Wednesday, the spotlight will turn to Richmond president Tom Barkin and Atlanta president Raphael Bostic.

And Thursday, the mic is passed to Fed governor Christopher Waller.

That's six events ready to move markets.

Mester and Waller are hawks. Bostic and Daly are doves. Barkin sits in the center.

But rest assured, more names and speaking engagements will be added to the calendar in the coming days.

Of course, all of this is the early rumbling of the potential earthquake to come... The real market mover - Fed Chair Jerome Powell, himself - will take center stage July 26 at 2:30 PM ET.

That will be the last "official" Fed meeting until September.

Though, as we'll hear and see this week - and as I've highlighted in the past - that doesn't mean the U.S. central bank's cabal of fools won't impact the markets between now and then.

So, stay tuned. Don't get swept up in emotions. Don't fight the trend... and don't fight the Fed.

Here's to high returns,


Matthew