Eight times per year, the outcome of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting becomes the focal point for market participants. Four times each year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis’

(BEA) first estimate of gross domestic product (GDP), the first look at the health of the economy in the prior quarter, dominates the headlines. Similarly, at the start of each month, the Report on Business from the

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and the monthly labor market report from the U.S. Department of Labor are the centerpieces of any trading week. This week (July 28 – August 1, 2014), all four of these key events are

on the docket. How rare is this? In the 760 weeks between…

Midsummer Madness