As I have said many, many times, I am not an economist. I did well in the few economics courses I took in college, but have long since forgotten most of what I learned. My knowledge of economics is miniscule, though I have a basic understanding of what drives the market. However, fellow-blogger Erik Hare is an economist and has a comprehensive understanding of things that most of us only vaguely even consider. His post today gives us some insight into upcoming events in the next week and how they are likely to affect the market, so I am sharing his wisdom and expertise, in lieu of my own, which is fairly non-existent. Please take a few minutes to absorb Erik’s timely post. Thank you, Erik, for permission to share!