OUT OF SURPRISES? Is this year's sharp U.S. growth rebound losing momentum? A raft of economic data due in the world's biggest economy will provide clues. U.S. non-farm payrolls on Aug. 6 will offer a snapshot of July hiring. Economists polled by Reuters [...]
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TALKING TAPER The U.S. Fed meets on Tuesday and Wednesday and looks set to debate when and how to kick off a bond taper, even as a surging Delta variant caseload revives economic risks from a pandemic many policymakers had hoped was drawing [...]
ECB DAY Two weeks after unveiling its closely anticipated strategy review, the ECB will face questions at its Thursday meeting on what its new 2% inflation target might mean for policy. If the ECB is serious about boosting inflation to 2% [...]
NO PRISONERS IN BOND LAND Bond bulls are out in force and they take no prisoners. Ten-year Treasury yields have tumbled to 1.3%, recording their second biggest daily drop of 2021 on Tuesday. UK and German yields are at their lowest in months. [...]
FORWARD THINKING With markets into the second half of 2021, can the fast and furious run of the last 15 months keep going? H1 saw some spectacular action: Oil soared 45%, one 'meme' stock loved by amateur traders rose more than 2,500%, Brazil's [...]
BACK TO WORK Next Friday's U.S. employment report will allow investors to gauge whether a powerful U.S. recovery could push the Federal Reserve to start unwinding ultra-easy monetary policies sooner than expected. An unexpectedly hawkish Fed shifting its first post-pandemic rate hike into [...]
HOME INSPECTION New home sales and mortgage application numbers on Wednesday provide a view into U.S. housing -- a standout in the post COVID-19 recovery that has shown some weakness lately. U.S. homebuilding rebounded less than expected in May as the [...]
FED-FLATION RUMBLINGS Markets will listen closely to what the Federal Reserve will have to say on inflation at the end of their two day meeting on Wednesday, amid concerns that trillions in fiscal stimulus will fuel a rise in consumer prices.After years of [...]
HIGH ALERT A critical view into inflation comes with Thursday's May U.S. consumer price index. It is shaping up as one of the most watched numbers for some time after consumer prices jumped by the most in nearly 12 years in April and [...]
PRIME TIME PAYROLLS How fast is the U.S. recovery? Friday's U.S. monthly jobs report will add fuel to the debate. In April, U.S. job growth unexpectedly slowed, possibly because of shortages of workers and raw material. Non-farm payrolls added a mere 266,000 jobs [...]