Potential market movers

Fasten your seat belts, it’s October – a historically volatile month on Wall Street. Economic data has the potential to roil financial markets, so keep an eye on the following events and data points. For analyst estimates and actual numbers check out Morningstar’s Economic Calendar.

October 2 – European Central Bank meeting
October 3 – Unemployment report
October 8 – September’s Fed interest rate-setting meeting minutes released
October 8 – QTR 3 corporate earnings season kicks off with Alcoa (AA) reporting
October 10-12 – International Monetary Fund meets in Washington
October 15 – Fed Beige Book, PPI, retail sales
October 16 – Philadelphia Fed
October 17 – Housing starts, University of Michigan consumer sentiment
October 21 – Existing home sales
October 22 – CPI
October 23 – Leading indicators
October 27 – Pending home sales
October 28 – Consumer confidence
October 29 – Fed decision on interest rates
October 30 – QTR 3 GDP
October 31 – Personal income and spending, QTR 3 employment cost index

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