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Which Economic Indicators Should Investors Watch This Week?

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Economic indicators

There are several important economic indicators that investors should watch this week:

  • Bank of Japan’s monetary policy statement (EWJ)
  • US (QQQ) (IWM) flash services PMI (purchasing managers’ index)
  • final US (IWF) (VFINX) GDP for 3Q16
  • revised University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index
  • Core PCE (Personal Consumption Expenditures) Price Index
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Performance of ACWI

The performance of the iShares MSCI All Country World Index ETF (ACWI) depends on the performances of the above-mentioned global indicators. It’s important for investors to track the performances of these indicators for insight into global market movements.

The most important indicator for this week is the Bank of Japan’s monetary policy statement. After the Federal Reserve’s rate hike on December 14, 2016, investors want to know that what decisions central banks are making across the world. Such decisions could affect their investment products.

For more information, you can read Carl Icahn: Market Has Run Ahead of Itself.

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