The week ahead: Earnings season kick off, Coinbase IPO, Fed speakers and US inflation data

Read the key events to monitor for the week which starts on April 12, 2021.  


The Dow and S&P 500 start the week at record highs after a strong rally Friday.

The earnings reporting season gets underway in the week ahead. Several big financial firms report earnings including Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.

This upcoming Tuesday, cryptocurrency exchange operator Coinbase goes public via direct listing.

The coming week is packed with Federal Reserve speakers and important data, including a much-anticipated inflation reading Tuesday, when the consumer price index is released. It will also be a busy week for Fed appearances.



MacroUS: Federal budget
EU: Eurozone Retail Sales
China: Trade Balance

Monetary Policy US: Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren at Newton-Needham Regional Chamber webinar;



MacroUS: NFIB small business survey; CPI
EU: German ZEW Economic Sentiment (April).
UK: GDP estimate, Industrial Production, Manufacturing Production, Trade Balance

Monetary policy Fed webinar event on race and economy – Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, Kansas City President Ester George, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari, San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly, Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker at Delaware State Chamber of Commerce webinar


EarningsJPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Bed Bath and Beyond, Infosys, First Republic Bank

IPONasdaq: Coinbase debuts (direct listing), ALKAMI TECHNOLOGY, INC.

US: Export and Import prices, U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book.
EU; Eurozone Industrial Production (February).
U.K: Labor Productivity

Monetary policyDallas Fed President Rob Kaplan at Woodlands Chamber webinar, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell at Economic Club of Washington webinar, Beige book, New York Fed President John Williams at Rutgers Finance Society webinar, Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida at Shadow Open Market Committee Meeting, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic at Georgia Tech school of Architecture webinar
Bank of England Credit Conditions Survey.


EarningsBank of America, Citigroup, UnitedHealth, PepsiCo, BlackRock, Alcoa, PPG Industries, U.S. Bancorp, Charles Schwab, Delta Air Lines, Rite Aid, Wipro, Taiwan Semiconductor, Truist Financial, SunTrust

IPONasdaq: Applovin Corp, Karat Packaging In, agilon health, inc., TuSimple Holdings Inc.

MacroUS: Initial claims, Retail sales, Philadelphia Fed survey, Empire State manufacturing, Industrial production, Business inventories, NAHB home builders sentiment
EU: German CPI, French CPI, Italian CPI.
China: GDP (Q1), Industrial Production, Unemployment Rate

Monetary policyAtlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic interview with the Atlantic webinar, San Francisco President Mary Daly at Money Marketeers webinar, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester at Swarthmore College webinar


EarningsMorgan Stanley, PNC Financial, Kansas City Southern, Bank of NY Mellon, Citizens Financial, Ally Financial, State Street

MacroUS: Business leaders survey, Building Permits, Housing start, Preliminary Michigan Consumer Expectations and Sentiments
EU: Eurozone CPI, Eurozone Trade Balance

Sources: CNBC, Investopedia / Markit

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