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Crazy short week ahead with jobs, quarter-end

Why do we care so much about the dollar?

A truckload of data will hit markets in the coming week, but it's the jobs report Friday when Wall Street is closed that will be the most important and possibly have the most lasting impact.

The first quarter ends Tuesday so portfolio adjustments could have an effect on stocks and bonds, as investors wrap up the old quarter and invest for the new one. The is up just 0.1 percent for the quarter so far, and if it loses ground, it would be the first negative quarter in nine.

The stock and bond markets are closed for Good Friday, but futures are trading in the morning session so thin volume around the Easter holiday weekend could also be a factor for markets.