North Korea, Economic Calendar to Dominate Investor Concerns

The last week of August is traditionally an extraordinarily slow time of year. Folks are enjoying a final week on the beach or in the mountains, before the entire family must embrace real life, and return to school or work. So while the week's economic calendar is astonishing busy (more on this below), most participants are unlikely to pay any attention at all to prices or economic reports until after the this weekend's three-day Labor Day holiday.

I rarely comment on the economic calendar, but this week's schedule is pretty busy given how quiet the trading's expected to be. Things pick up in a hurry Wednesday, with both GDP and the ADP employment report due out before the regular session open. The personal income and outlays report, along with Chicago PMI are released Thursday. And Friday brings us the both the ISM manufacturing index, and the overwatched (and frequently revised) employment situation report....475 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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