Investors Should Watch These Indicators This Week



Economic indicators

Some important emerging market economic indicators that investors should watch this week include:

  • US (QQQ) (SPY) retail sales
  • US (IWM) inflation
  • Eurozone (EZU) inflation
  • Eurozone (VGK) ZEW economic sentiment index
  • German (EWG) ZEW economic sentiment index
  • China’s (YINN) retail sales
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Performance of the global market

The important indicators that will be released this week are US inflation, Eurozone inflation, and China retail sales. The inflation index is an important parameter for the central bank’s decision-making process, so it’s important for investors to track the performance of both the labor market and inflation index. Similarly, retail sales are an important indicator to understand consumer activity.

The performance of the global market also depends on the performance of these indicators. The iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (ACWI), which tracks the performance of the global market, rose nearly 2.1% in October 2017.

You may also be interested to read Where Paul Singer Placed His Bets in 3Q17 for more analysis.


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