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 third-quarter surge speeds down
In the third quarter, the American economy speeded down more than previously anticipated, while momentum happens to have softened further in the fourth quarter. Last month, new orders as well as shipments of manufactured capital goods decreased.
Surge in the October-December quarter could still be firm and keep the American economy on track on the way to the current presidential administration’s 3% objective this year. In November, consumer spending, accounting for over two-thirds of the country’s economy went up firmly, as other data revealed.
As a matter of fact, the country’s gross domestic product rallied at a 3.4% annualized rate. The given outcome turned out to be down from the 3.5% tempo assessed in November and also above the American economy's surge potential that financial analysts assess to be nearly 2%.
Eventually, the revisions to the third-quarter GDP outcome actually reflected markdowns to experts and consumer spending. What’s more, there were a series of downward updates of business spending on equipment as well as nonresidential structures, in addition to residential investment.
The given downward updates were partially compensated by a greater accumulation of inventory than earlier anticipated. In the April-June quarter, the American economy managed to surge at a 4.2% tempo.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the main American financial institution had its interest rates ramped up. The US major bank has done it for the fourth time in 2018. However, the Federal Reserve foresaw fewer rate lifts in 2019 and also hinted that its tightening cycle is approaching an end against the backdrop of financial market volatility as well as decelerating global surge.
As for American stock markets, they weren’t moved a lot by the data due to the fact that market participants closely watched political developments in the US government, noting that US leader threatened a long" government shutdown several hours ahead of a midnight deadline.
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.
As Europe moves into recession, next week may provide us with some amazing trading opportunities. Here they are!
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.