The week ahead: The Fed, the BoE, the BoJ and U.S. retail sales

Read the key events to monitor for the week which starts on March 15, 2021.  

 

The Federal Reserve meets Tuesday and Wednesday. While it’s not expected to take any action, it could be a catalyst for a move in yields. The Bank of England and Bank of Japan also report monetary policy this week. U.S. retail sales for February are released on Tuesday.

 

WEEK AHEAD CALENDAR


Monday

MacroUS: Empire State manufacturing
Canada: Housing Starts, Manufacturing Sales

Tuesday

EarningsVolkswagen, Designer Brands, Jabil, Lennar, Coupa Software, CrowdStrike

Monetary policyFederal Open Markets Committee begins two-day meeting

MacroUS: Retail sales, Import prices, Business leaders survey, Industrial production, Business inventories, National Association of Home Builders survey
EU: French & Italian CPI, German ZEW Economic Sentiment Index
Japan: Trade Balance

Wednesday

EarningsCintas, Lands’ End, Five Below, Herman Miller, American Outdoor Brands

Monetary policyFed statement, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell briefing
Macro
US: Housing starts
EU: Eurozone CPI
Canada: CPI

Thursday

EarningsFedEx, Dollar General, Nike, Petco, Accenture, Commercial Metals, Signet Jewelers

Monetary policyBank of England (BoE) Quantitative Easing and Interest Rate Decisions and Announcements.
Bank of Japanese Press Conference and Interest Rate Decision.

MacroUS: Initial claims, Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing survey
EU: Eurozone Trade Balance (January).

Friday

MacroCanada: Retail Sales
EU: German PPI

 

Source: CNBC, Investopedia.  

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