The beginning of March is quite a lively time for investors - as always, in fact. We are expecting the meeting of OPEC where important decisions are to be made, talks inside Brexit, and lots of statistics. Enjoy.
Tag: a week on the market
This long winter, the coronavirus issue has become tiresome indeed, however, investors keep bringing it up, provoking sharp market fluctuations. The new week if February is likely to leave the catalyst in force.
The new week of February may become the pause that investors need so much after the volatile January and the ambiguous first half of February. If everything goes as expected, the markets will balance themselves.
The second week of February will bring in a flow of statistics well known by the investors but the attention may be focused on the speeches of the heads of the US Fed and the European central bank. The emotions of the market players evoked by the coronavirus situation are subsiding giving room to other catalysts.
January was a pretty “stormy” month for financial markets. Something was happening almost everywhere, for example, fires in Australia, a quick spread of a new coronavirus in China, the Brexit in the United Kingdom, a change of government in Russia. In theory, the first week of February should be pretty quiet for investors and traded assets, but no one knows what may happen.
The last week of January will be at least interesting: Brexit is coming, though it was hard to believe we will ever see it. The Fed will make its decision about the rate, as well as the Bank of England.
The new week is unlikely to become something remarkable for capital markets, as long as no new drivers or catalysts are going to appear, but investors are not going to be bored either.
The last full-scale workweek of December is going to be quite empty of events and statistics: the catholic world will be away for Christmas, so the activity on the exchanges will shrink. In Russia, we speak more about the results of the year than tie up the loose ends. In other words, the year has been quite tough, it is time to have a rest.
The second half of December is the time of cleaning up the current affairs and forecasting the coming year. This week, central banks' sessions are coming to an end, but statistics will remain abundant. The markets will have no time to be bored.
The beginning of December on the markets will be saturated with general economic and political events, but investors are still more hopeful about the news from the US and China than for other catalysts.