“Fed speak” and the markets this week

In this week’s video update:

  • European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi reaffirmed the central bank’s low-inflation fight across the eurozone this week amid tepid economic news. What do investors need to know?
  • The “Fed speak” this week indicated a cautious and gradual approach to interest rate hikes. How does this align with Russell Investments’ updated 2016 market outlook?
  • China’s total Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) and Manufacturing PMI both edged above 50 this week, reaffirming views that China’s economy will experience a “soft landing” as it emerges from recent economic stress.

Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben shares his views regarding the week’s most important market news on this week’s Market Week in Review webcast. Mark Soupiset hosts this week’s episode, which looks at the comments made by central bankers in both Europe and the U.S. and what these divergent views may mean for investors.

Ristuben also looks at Chinese PMI and the sell-off in Japan’s Nikkei Index this week.

Be sure to vote in this week’s Russell Investments Twitter poll, which asks you to predict the number of interest rate hikes we’ll see in the U.S. this year. Click here to cast your vote @Russell_Invest