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Week Ahead March 15th 2021
An article by • Published Mar 20, 2021

Week Ahead: March 15th 2021

The direction of long duration U.S. treasury rates remains in focus this week as the 10 Year Treasury rates crossed 1.6% on last Friday. Market participants will closely track the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting scheduled from March 16th to March 17th. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's comments at the press conference after the meeting is expected to dominate headlines this week.

Dividend Watch
Based on previous announcements, variety store retailer Dollar General (ticker: $DG), residential REIT Equity Residential (ticker: $EQR) are expected to raise their dividends sometime this week.

Investor Events To Watch Out For:
March 15 - Online Global Launch of 3rd Gen AMD (ticker: $AMD) EPYC™ processors
March 16 - Thomson Reuters (ticker: $TRI) 2021 Investor Day
March 17 - Yext (ticker: $YEXT) Virtual Investor Day
March 18 - Nautilus (ticker: $NLS) Investor Day
March 19 - Universal Electronic (ticker: $UEIC) Corporate Analyst Meeting

Key Earnings Announcements:
March 15 - Vuzix (ticker: $VUZI), Desktop Metal (ticker: $DM)
March 16 - FuelCell Energy (ticker: $FCEL), CrowdStrike (ticker: $CRWD), Coupa Software (ticker: $COUP)
March 17 - Pinduoduo (ticker: $PDD), PagerDuty (ticker: $PD), Williams-Sonoma (ticker: $WSM)
March 18 - Nike (ticker: $NKE), Dollar General (ticker: $DG), FedEx (ticker: $FDX), MP Materials (ticker: $MP), Accenture (ticker: $ACN)

Major Economic Events:
March 16 - Retail Sales for February 2021 from U.S. Census Bureau
March 17 - U.S. Federal Reserve Press Conference