The Economic Indicators You Should Watch this Week
There are several important economic indicators to watch for this week, especially the following.
- Eurozone ZEW economic sentiment
- German (EWG) ZEW economic sentiment
- Eurozone (VGK) (IEV) industrial production
- US (QQQ) (SPY) consumer price index
- US retail sales
- US preliminary consumer sentiment
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The performance of the global market depends on the performance of the above indicators. The iShares MSCI All Country World Index ETF (ACWI) tracks the performance of the global market. It rose nearly 0.8% in June 2017. Next week’s performance depends on the performance of the above global indicators. It’s important for investors to track the performance of these indicators to identify movements in the global market.
The most important indicators this week are the US consumer price index, US retail sales, and the ZEW economic sentiment index. The US inflation index is an important indicator for the Fed’s decision-making process. The performance of all these economic indicators should give you a picture of global economic conditions. If these indicators improve, then we can expect the global economy to improve.
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