On Monday, September 14, President Obama travels to Federal Hall in New York to speak about financial services reform, one year to the day after talks between Lehman Brothers and Barclays fell apart, leading Lehman to declare bankruptcy on September 15, 2008.. He’s also expected to take the credit for the improvement in the financial markets since he took office; Treasury Secretary Geithner laid out those same claims in testimony last week before the Congressional TARP oversight panel.
Mohammed El-Erian and Laurence Fink discussed whether the financial system was safer in remarks at the Schwab Impact show on the evening of September 13.
Speaking of economic and markets health, Wealth Manager Editor-in-Chief Kate McBride reports that High Frequency Economics has some recession expectations for Japan and euroland, but is more sanguine on the U.S. economy.
As for actual economic reports, the Consumer Price Index for August will be released on the 15th. The consensus for the headline inflation rate for last month is for an 0.8% increase due mostly to a spike in oil prices; the consensus for the rate without the volatile food and energy sectors is for a more modest 0.1% increase; in July the headline rate was a minus 0.9%.