Market Weekly: Apr 30 May 4 2018


Federal Reserve Rate Decision
Federal Reserve is not expected to take action on interest rates

Fed’s preferred metric for inflation
reports on personal income and spending, which includes the personal consumption expenditures inflation data

U.S. Jobs Report
focus will likely be on average hourly earnings figures

Fed speakers this week
Speeches from Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams, Fed Governor Randal Quarles, Atlanta Fed boss Raphael Bostic and Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan will be in focus

tariffs on aluminum and steel imports
President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from the European Union, as well as from NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico, will garner some attention. A decision is due on Tuesday.

Monday McDonald’s and Loews
Tuesday Apple, Merck, Pfizer and Snap
Wednesday Tesla, Square, Spotify and Mastercard
Thursday CBS and Blue Apron
Friday Alibaba