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Weighing The Week Ahead: Time For 'Risk On'?

With a modest schedule of data releases, we can expect more analysis of last week's news. Trading in several markets changed course rather abruptly. With traders poised to spot any change in trend, the question will be whether this shift is for real.

Is it finally time for "Risk On"?

Prior Theme Recap

In last week's WTWA I predicted that the deluge of economic data would be closely examined for signs of weakness. Put another way, would the economic releases confirm the story of the markets in commodities and bonds? The question was a good one, and the answer was "no." Friday's employment report was the final element, changing the terms of the debate from deflation concerns to that old standby, worrying about the Fed.

Feel free to join in my exercise in thinking about the upcoming theme. We would all like to know the direction of the market in… Read More …