Market drivers: Economic data and global monetary policy

In this week’s video update:

  • Last week’s Market Week in Review episode highlighted the “good side” of market volatility, but which key economic issues drove markets this week?
  • Are recession suspicions supported by the fundamentals or baseless?
  • What should global investors keep front of mind as global monetary policy discussions take place?

While oil prices may have captivated investors’ attention over the past couple of weeks, Mark Eibel, director, client investment strategies, shares his views on other economic data which drove the markets this week. Blair Lowman hosts this week’s episode, which reviews the week’s key economic data reflecting growth in the U.S. – including capital goods, the revised Q4 GDP estimate for 2015, inflation rates, and consumer spending.

The episode concludes with Eibel’s views on next week’s U.S. jobs report and how it may influence the Federal Reserve’s timing for the next U.S. interest rate hike. Eibel also highlights the economic data released out of Europe this week, important news from central banks outside the U.S., and how the upcoming G-20, an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies, meeting may influence monetary policy around the globe.