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CIBC Capital Markets analysts suggest that there’s a lot of data due in the week ahead for the US economy but most of it of secondary importance.

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“We would keep an eye on January consumption spending, where we need to see at least some rebound from December’s dive, but might be disappointed in the magnitude.”

“There are several Fed speakers, & remember that there were still six “dots” representing FOMC members who expected one or 2 hikes this year, & none called for a cut. So don’t expect speeches, on average, to be as dovish as current market expectations.”