Is China’s economy on course for a “soft landing?”

In this week’s video update:

  • Investment Strategist Paul Eitelman takes a look at three key economic indicators from China this week and whether a six percent economic growth target is sustainable.
  • As consumer confidence and retail spending ticked down, is consumer income growth enough to boost the U.S. economic outlook for the remainder of 2016? For more on our U.S. economic outlook, be sure to read our updated 2016 market outlook?
  • Earnings season has begun in the U.S. Would sluggish earnings indicate potential opportunities for investors in European equities?

Investment Strategist Paul Eitelman joins host Mark Soupiset on this week’s Market Week in Review webcast to discuss China’s economy, its 6.7% first quarter GDP and his expectations for a “soft landing”.

Eitelman then turns his attention to the U.S., where he discusses the kickoff to earnings season and our outlook for corporate earnings growth. He also explains that despite lackluster consumer confidence and retail spending, the fundamentals of the U.S. economy still look good.

Be sure to vote in this week’s Russell Investments Twitter poll, which asks you to predict whether China will hit its desired 6.5%-7% growth target, or if its economy will experience more of a “hard landing.” Click here to cast your vote @Russell_Invest