Don’s Notebook March 7, 2018

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Trade data for January may show first-quarter GDP in deficit.

Afternoon hours will see the Beige Book and whether the Fed is upgrading economic growth from its long verdict of modest-to-moderate.

Fed Governors Bostic and Dudley have speaking engagements today.

Abercrombie & Fitch, Dollar Tree, Brown-Forman, Costco Wholesale and Caesars Entertainment hold earnings calls

ADP’s February Employment survey showed a rise in payroll payments over January, from 234,000 to 235,000.

Exxon Mobile hosts an analyst meeting.

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Dr. Don Pratl is Director of Trader Development and Education for TradeStation. He joined TradeStation in 2016 after holding similar roles with other online brokerages. Don’s long career in the financial services industry reflects expertise in administering trading and investment strategy programs for retail investors as well as financial services professionals. Since the 1980s, he has held various positions in areas including CBOE trading floor order execution, marketing, sales, personnel management, training and customer service. Don holds series 3, 4, 7 and 63 FINRA licenses, earned his Ph.D. in Organization and Management, and his M.A. and B.A. in Political Science. He has been an occasional adjunct college instructor since 2004 at a range of institutions, teaching undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students using in-class and online formats.