This week promises to be action-packed for investors, with a mix of economic data releases, central bank decisions, and earnings reports from major companies. Here’s a breakdown of what to watch for:


Overall Market Sentiment:

  • Expect continued volatility as traders navigate geopolitical concerns and central bank policy changes.
  • US earnings season heats up with reports from tech giants like Tesla and Microsoft.


Key Events by Day:



  • A quiet start, but traders are still cautious after last week’s market swings.
  • China updates its loan rates, with investors hoping for stimulus measures.



  • Flash PMI data for major economies (Europe, US, etc.) will shed light on manufacturing and service sector health.
  • US releases New Home Sales figures.



  • Australian inflation data (CPI) is a key focus point.
  • US releases Durable Goods Orders, offering insights into business investment.



  • ANZAC Day holidays impact trading in Australia and New Zealand.
  • The US releases its first estimate of GDP growth for Q1 2024. An upside surprise could boost the US dollar.
  • Weekly jobless claims and Pending Home Sales data are also released in the US.



  • The Bank of Japan’s rate decision could significantly impact the Japanese yen.
  • The US releases the Core PCE Price Index, a key inflation measure watched by the Fed. A higher-than-expected reading could strengthen the dollar and pressure stocks and bonds.


Focus Areas:

  • US GDP: Will it confirm a slowdown in economic growth, or might we see an upside surprise?
  • PCE Price Index: Will inflation remain stubbornly high, potentially influencing Fed policy?
  • Bank of Japan: Will they maintain their current rate or hint at future adjustments?
  • Earnings Season: How will big tech companies fare in this volatile environment?


Stay Informed:

  • Keep an eye on the US dollar, energy markets (oil and gold), and Treasury yields for signs of market sentiment shifts.
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