MARKET TRENDS (5th March 18)

Important Economic Announcements for the week:

Tues: RBA Interest Rate Decision 1130 am

Wed: Eur GDP 6 pm BOC Interest Rate Decision 11 pm

Thurs: ECB Interest Rate Decision 8.45 pm

Fri: BOJ Interest Rate Decision 12 pm US Non-farm Payroll 9.30 pm

Short Thoughts

This will be an event packed week ahead with 4 central banks announcing their interest rate movements.

Here We Go Again! Trump has announced the US intends to put up tariffs on steel and aluminium with the “US National Security”  highlighted as a concern. It could spark a trade war whereby Europe is looking at tariffs on US bikes, apparel and whiskey. The US has already put up similar protectionist measures for the car, solar and washing machine industries. It might just end up to be a zero-sum negative gameplay whereby it will stroke inflation as prices are being driven up due to …