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Saturday, May 18

18th May - Weekender: Weekly Support

Here are the links to the weekly roundups, reviews and also previews of the beginning week. Last week's 'Support' here. BoJ meeting and FOMC minutes are probably the most important events. EURUSD near important technical levels.

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Markets – Between The Hedges
US: S&P 1666 – ZH

Weekly Scoreboard – Between The Hedges
US market portrait – Portfolio Probe

The Economist’s Weeklies:

Week in Review: How to Lose an Activist Investor in 10 DaysDealBook / NYT
An investor aiming for the top, again. | Hess and hedge fund end proxy fight in compromise. | Big banks get break in rules limiting risks. | Shareholders denied access to Chase vote results. | Jesse Eisinger on why fund managers may be right on the Fed.

Succinct summation of week’s eventsThe Big Picture

The Week That WasZH

Schedule for WeekCalculated Risk
The key reports this week are the April existing home sales on Wednesday, and the April new home sales report on Thursday. On Wednesday, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will provide testimony on the Economic Outlook, before the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress. Also on Wednesday, the FOMC minutes for the most recent meeting will be released.

Economic CalendarHandelsbanken (pdf)

The Week Ahead: Bernanke on the HillMoneyBeat / WSJ
The hot-stock boys will get a mouthful from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, with both Chairman Ben Bernanke heading up to Capitol Hill and the FOMC minutes on tap. There’s also a number of retail earnings, from Home Depot Lowe's and others.

Key Events And Market Issues In The Coming WeekZH

This Week’s Tape: Heavy Week for Retail EarningsMoneyBeat / WSJ

S&P 500 Earnings Week AheadReuters

Wall Street Week AheadReuters
With the broad S&P 500 Index .SPX gliding once again into uncharted territory and posting four straight weeks of gains, the talk of Wall Street's rally inevitably hitting a ceiling is starting to get old.
(video) Asia Week AheadReuters

(video) US Week AheadReuters

Weekly Preview: Shelter from the StormBNY Mellon
In fact, whether we consider the repeated expressions of optimism about ‘corners’ being ‘turned’ these last two years or last-gasp salvations portrayed as triumphs, there has been a distinct sense that the EU’s crisis-fighting strategy has merits only apparent to its own leaders.

Weekly FocusDanske Bank (pdf)
Bank of Japan's policy easing - it works!
Weighing the Week AheadA Dash of Insight
Are you ready for some Fed-speak?

FX Positioning and Technical Outlook: Dollar bull run  Marc to Market

FX Forecast Update May 2013Danske Bank (pdf)

Yield Forecast Update May 2013Danske Bank (pdf)

Emerging Markets Briefer May 2013Danske Bank (pdf)

Emerging Markets CalendarHandelsbanken (pdf)
Still no good news for Chinese Q2 growth

EU Agenda  euobserver
Energy and tax policy are on next week’s agenda as European leaders gather in Brussels for a summit on Wednesda

Economic Calendar – Forexpros
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Economic Calendar – BB
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