U.S. jobs and eurozone quantitative easing

In this week’s episode:

  • Does Friday’s better-than-expected U.S. non-farm payroll number mean the U.S. economy is poised for more good things?
  • As eurozone quantitative easing (QE) begins, what are the opportunities for investors as U.S. central bankers plot a divergent course?
  • Why this week’s news underscores the importance of understanding the different roles that European equities and the euro currency can play in an investor’s portfolio.

On this week’s Market Week in Review video, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben analyzes Friday’s U.S. non-farm payroll number, which showed that employers in the U.S. added 295,000 jobs in February, and what that may mean for U.S. equities and the economy as a whole. February was the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000 jobs.

Mark Soupiset hosts this episode that looks at the markets: providing a weekly recap of events and the investment outlook for the week ahead.  Ristuben discusses the start of European quantitative easing (QE) on Monday March 9, both in terms of what it may mean for the eurozone economy and the potential opportunities for investors—especially amid expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. Ristuben also explains the importance of knowing the disparate roles that European equities and the euro currency can play in investors’ portfolios, as a result of this week’s news.