Brother, Can You Spare a Priceline Share?

Intro: Investors will be looking toward a very busy week that includes a speech by Janet Yellen, Non-Farm Payrolls and Unemployment

Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate: On Friday (5/8), Non-Farm Payrolls and the Unemployment Rate are released. Should payrolls jump and the unemployment rate go lower, it may give ammo for the Fed to increase rates sooner than later 

Earnings: Earnings season slows down with 87 companies in the S&P reporting highlighted by Walt Disney, Alibaba, and Priceline. Traders will be watching to see any surprises such as last week’s social media companies misses

Janet Yellen: On Tuesday (5/6), Janet Yellen speaks in a panel discussion in Washington DC. The investment community will be listening to her speech for any hints as to when the FED may raise interest rates.

Big Data Filled Week: This week has a ton of data from across the globe. In addition to the Unemployment Rate and Nonfarm Payrolls, domestically we will see ISM Index, Factory Orders, Consumer Credit and Wholesale Inventories

UK Elections: On Thursday (5/7), UK voters head to the polls. The most likely outcome is a two or three party coalition between either Conservative or Labour and one of the smaller parties. However, should the Conservative party win, we can expect a referendum on membership in the European Union, sooner than later, with the uncertainty having the potential to rattle global markets 

PMI Readings: A number of PMI readings across the globe are due out this week. We should see some positive readings as global markets have been far outpacing domestic markets so far this year. If we see this trend continue, we could expect to see additional capital flow in to their respective economies

Oil: The price of Oil increased 21% in the month of April while the number of oil rigs in the US dropped for the 21th consecutive week. Traders will continue to monitor oil’s latest moves


MONDAY (5/4)

  • 10:00 AM ET – Factory Orders - Mar
  • China Manufacturing PMI
  • China HSBC Manufacturing PMI
  • Japan Final Manufacturing PMI
  • European Final Manufacturing PMI
  • Australia Building Approvals
  • FOMC Member Charles Evans Speaks
  • UK Banks will be closed in observance of May Day
  • Earnings: Comcast, Dominion Resources, Cognizant Technology  



  • 8:30 AM ET - Trade Balance - Mar
  • 10:00 AM ET – ISM Services - Apr
  • Australia Trade Balance
  • Reserve Bank of Australia Rate Statement
  • Great Britain Final Manufacturing PMI
  • EU Economic Forecasts
  • Japanese Banks will be closed in observance of Children’s Day
  • Canada Trade Balance
  • New Zealand GDT Price Index
  • Earnings: Walt Disney, DirecTv, Emerson Electric, Estee Lauder, Allstate



  • 8:15 AM ET – ADP Employment Change - Apr
  • 8:30 AM ET – Productivity – 1Q
  • 10:30 AM ET – Crude Oil Inventories
  • Australia Retail Sales
  • European Services PMI
  • Great Britain Services PMI
  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen Speaks
  • FOMC Member Dennis Lockhart Speaks
  • Canada Ivey PMI
  • Earnings: Anheuser-Busch Inbev, GlaxoSmithKline, Twenty-First Century Fox, Occidental Petroleum, MetLife, Tesla



  • 7:30 AM ET - Challenger Job Cuts - Apr
  • 8:30 AM ET - Weekly Jobless Claims
  • 3:00 PM ET – Consumer Credit - Feb
  • Australia Unemployment Rate
  • Great Britain Parliamentary Elections
  • Canada Building Permits
  • Earnings: Alibaba, Priceline Group, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Canadian national Resources, CBS  


FRIDAY (5/8)

  • 8:30 AM ET - Nonfarm Payrolls - Apr
  • 8:30 AM ET - Unemployment Rate - Apr
  • 8:30 AM ET – Hourly Earnings - Apr
  • 10:00 AM ET – Wholesale Inventories %
  • Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
  • Reserve Bank of Australia Monetary Policy Statement
  • China Trade Balance
  • Canada Unemployment Rate
  • French Banks will be closed in observance of Victory Day
  • Earnings: