The U.S. has run a trade deficit (importing more goods and services from
other countries than it exports) since the mid-1970s, which acts as a drag on
overall gross domestic product (GDP) growth.
First quarter earnings results will not be very exciting, but the earnings
trajectory may be at a trough.
The recent rise in bond dealer Treasury holdings has spawned concerns
about the U.S. bond market, ranging from foreign selling to the potential
fragility of the bond market.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor will
release its always widely anticipated Employment Situation report for March
2016 on Friday, April 1, 2016.
The NCAA Men’s College Basketball Final Four is set. In that spirit, we share our own Final Four for the stock market this year: China, earnings, the Federal Reserve (Fed), and oil.