Last week was very interesting for the markets, as we saw the releases of the US Inflation and Disney’s earnings report. So let's see what we should await this week!
American job surge speeds up from 17-month dip
In March, American employment surge managed to rebound from a 17-month minimum due to the fact that milder weather backed activity in such sectors as construction that could further soothe fears of a steep deceleration in the economic surge in the first quarter.
In fact, worsening worker shortages along with lingering effects of tighter financial market conditions at the turn of 2019 dropped a hint that the job gains were still below 2018's brisk rate.
On Friday, the Labor Department's monthly employment report would follow on the heels of positive construction spending as well as factory data, which led Wall Street financial institutions to spur their surge estimates for the first quarter.
As for nonfarm payrolls, in February, they managed to jump by 180,000 jobs. Traders would like to know if February's paltry 20,000 job count, which is the smallest reading since September 2017, is updated upwards.
The American economy has just shifted into lower gear because stimulus from the current presidential administration's $1.5 trillion tax trim package and increased government spending recedes. Moreover, a trade conflict between China and America, in addition to decelerating global surge have taken a toll on the US economy that will celebrate 10 years of expansion in July – the longest expansion ever.
Surge estimates for the first quarter are actually between a 1.4% and 2.1% annualized rate. In the fourth quarter, the American economy managed to surge by 2.2%, diving from the July-September quarter's impressive 3.4% outcome.
Fears of a steep economic deceleration could also be soothed by strengthening wage surge as well as a low unemployment rate. As for average hourly earnings, they’re anticipated to have surged by 0.3% in March having rallied by 0.4% in February.
The United States will publish the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Minutes on November 24, at 21:00 GMT+2.
Hong Kong’s HK 50 index rose and the Chinese yuan edged up as traders assess the outcome of the first virtual meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.