Strong small business employment growth in Wisconsin beats out Washington, taking over as the top performing state, while the Mountain regions holds onto the leads.
Despite global conflicts in the Eastern European and Middle East Regions, gold volatility remains depressed as the commodity is flat for the year.
The all-important, market moving Employment Situation report will be released Friday, a key piece of data that traders position around.
Housing has made a recovery due to jobs, with Texas as the key market followed by Florida and the Southeast region.
Oil and natural gas have remained relatively quiet this summer as the market continues to make new highs and global conflicts escalate.
Gold movement has been relatively muted, despite the S&P 500 crossing 2000 for the first time on August 25 and an escalation in global regional conflicts.
Fed President Janet Yellen’s Jackson Hole speech was largely in line with FOMC minutes, continuing with the transparent course of policy.
PDI guided lower for the third quarter and full year, but CEO Nancy Lurker, says investors should look at what's in the pipeline at the company.
Economic data, retail earnings and geopolitical worries will be front and center for investors and traders in the week ahead.
Traders and investors will keep a close eye on the Iraq situation as it unfolds leading into the trading week of August 11.