Bernanke center stage: one of five things to watch April 27
Bernanke press conference will be one for history books – and traders. Earnings will also be released from the likes of Boeing, BP, Starbucks, and Moody's.
The Fed extravaganza in focus, accompanied by an entourage of earnings. Ford, previewed yesterday, set the pace with its best 1st quarter in 13 years. Can Boeing and Conoco-Philips keep up the momentum? In total, a tradable treasure trove Wednesday. Here's what we're watching…
1. Meet the Fed: That's a great YouTube video waiting to happen (to the tune of "Meet the Mets"). Can someone make that happen? Regardless, the Fed will follow the release of an earlied-up 12:30pm ET policy statement with Chairman Ben Bernanke's 2:15pm ET news conference, a watershed moment of transparency for our central bank. The question remains: why? Has Congressional scrutiny gotten so bad the Fed feels extreme measures are necessary to ensure its independence? Whatever the motivation, markets will be glued to Bernanke's every word.