Reply To: Traders Market Weekly: A Magical Green First Quarter for Stocks

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Truman
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Major European indices are on track for a lower finish to the week.

STOXX Europe 600: -1.1% (-1.5% week-to-date),
Germany’s DAX: -1.4% (-1.9% week-to-date),
U.K.’s FTSE 100: -0.9% (-0.7% week-to-date),
France’s CAC 40: -1.4% (-2.1% week-to-date),
Italy’s FTSE MIB: -1.7% (-2.6% week-to-date),
Spain’s IBEX 35: -1.6% (-1.4% week-to-date).

Shell cautioned that its quarterly results are expected to weaken on a sequential basis.
Shipping giant Maersk will resume sending vessels through the Panama Canal.

Eurozone
February Retail Sales -0.5% m/m (expected -0.3%; last 0.0%); -0.7% yr/yr (expected -1.3%; last -0.9%)

Germany
February Factory Orders 0.2% m/m (expected 0.6%; last -11.4%).
February Import Price Index -0.2% m/m (expected -0.1%; last 0.0%); -4.9% yr/yr (expected -4.6%; last -5.9%)

U.K.
House prices in the U.K. fell for the first time in six months in March.
March Halifax House Price Index -1.0% m/m (expected 0.3%; last 0.3%); 0.3% yr/yr (expected 1.5%; last 1.6%).
March Construction PMI 50.2 (expected 49.8; last 49.7)

France
February Industrial Production 0.2% m/m (expected 0.5%; last -0.9%)

Spain
February Industrial Production 1.5% yr/yr (expected -0.5%; last 0.3%)

Swiss
March SECO Consumer Climate -38 (expected -41; last -42)