Only nine times in over 14 years have the
FOMC meeting, GDP report, ISM report, and
the employment report — all often marketmoving
events — occurred in the same week.
Historically, these weeks have exhibited 20%
more volatility than an average week over this
time span, as measured by the S&P 500 Index.
This week is unlikely to be just another boring midsummer
week for financial market participants.