The week ahead 03/07/2022

Welcome to March Madness… and we’re not just talking basketball.

The devastating scenes in Ukraine are already sending shockwaves around the world. For us younger folks, there’s likely never been as important a time in our lives to be wise about what we do with our cash and where we’re investing it.

Gasoline, commodities like corn & soy, flights for business & luxury, utilities for your home, and more are all in the queue to have prices soar.

The Rate of Return team will be doing everything possible to help you navigate these increasingly stressful times — we’ve got this.

Let’s breakdown everything you need to know this week.

In this post, we’ll cover:

  • Quarterly financial reports worth reading

  • Investor events to keep an eye on

  • Major economic releases

  • Event-driven winners

Consider using Seeking Alpha to conduct your research along the way.

The Investing Week Ahead – Too Long, Didn’t Read:

The Market Sell-Off continues as forecasters call for slower growth & higher inflation throughout 2022 | Oil Prices surge to 13-year high | American Farmers already feel the commodity flow uncertainty from the Russian invasion | Asana joins CrowdStrike and Olaplex as the main earnings presenters this week | Apple unveils new products | We see a long list of investor days from AT&TeBay, GE, Kohl’s | A technology conference hosted by Morgan Stanley will feature major speakers | US Balance of Trade reveals our foreign deficit | The market prepares for a cringeworthy Inflation Reading

Key Earnings Announcements:

Some familiar names enter a more focused spotlight this week, as we wind down on the Q1 earnings season.


Monday (3/7): Squarespace

Tuesday (3/8): Bumble | Casey’s General Stores | Desktop Metal | Dick’s Sporting Goods | MongoDB | Petco | Olaplex | Stitch Fix

Wednesday (3/9): Asana | Campbell’s | Crowdstrike | Marqeta | Oatly | Thor Industries | United Natural Foods

Thursday (3/10): Acuity | Blink | Build-A-Bear Workshop | Clarivate | DocuSign | | Oracle | Rivian | Ulta Beauty

Friday (3/11): Futu

Questions we’re asking:

Investor Events:

Companies continue to hold “investor days” to ease the minds of those worried about current market conditions.

Promo for Apple's spring event
  • Monday (3/7): Kohl’s Investor Day

  • Tuesday (3/8): Apple “Peek Performance” Product Release

  • Wednesday (3/9): Lordstown Motors Endurance Full-Size Pickup at the Indianapolis Work Truck Week

  • Thursday (3/10): eBay Investor Day, GE Investor Day

  • Friday (3/11): AT&T Investor Day

  • All Week: Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference | UBS Global Consumer & Retail Conference | JMP Securities Technology Conference | Cowen 42nd Annual Health Care Conference

Business leaders like Microsoft CFO Amy Hood and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky are set to speak at the Morgan Stanley TMT Conference.

Looking forward to seeing what they say about the Activision Blizzard acquisition and Airbnb’s decision to suspend operations in Russia and Belarus.

Major Economic Updates:

All eyes on the inflation reading.

The February CPI / Inflation Rate will be released this week.
  • Monday (3/7): Consumer Credit

  • Tuesday (3/8): US Balance of Trade

  • Wednesday (3/9): Job Openings / Quits

  • Thursday (3/10): Consumer Price Index (CPI)

The most recent inflation rate for January came in at +7.5% — the highest since 1982.

Economic analysts are calling for February’s reading to be around +7.8% — only capturing the early impacts to prices from Russia’s newly-declared war.

Events-Driven Winners:

What specific events are moving stocks the most?

Our friends at LevelFields took the time to scrub through thousands of data points and determine how events impacted stock prices last week. It’s a killer platform for catching trading opportunities as they arise.

This info may help you with forming your swing trading theses this week (if that’s your thing), or simply seeing what actions cause stocks to jump! It’s clear that stock buybacks are an unbelievable catalyst for price appreciation, in any market conditions.

If you find these Week Ahead posts helpful, please consider sharing with a friend! Have a great start to your week!

Disclaimer: This is not financial advice or recommendation for any investment. The content is for informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.

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