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Here are September events that could be catalysts for 6 of our stocks

Here are September events that could be catalysts for 6 of our stocks

Here are September events that could be catalysts for 6 of our stocks  CNBC

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Key events in developed markets next week

Key events in developed markets next week

Inflation well above target, consumer sentiment at all-time low
The market is favouring a 75bp rate hike from the Federal Reserve on 27 July and we agree given the tight jobs market and inflation running at more than four times the 2% targeted rate. In fact, inflation is likely to move even further above target this coming week as gasoline, food, shelter and airline fares continue to rise apace. Core inflation may slow marginally to 5.8% from 6%, but this too is well above target.

We will also be looking out for the University of Michigan consumer confidence index. It recently fell to an all-time low as the rising cost of living and plunging stock markets weighed on sentiment. This obviously is not encouraging for consumer spending growth, and we will also be closely following the inflation expectations series. It spiked last month (subsequently revised lower) and this was seen by many as the trigger for the Fed to signal it was going to hike by 75bp in June rather than the 50bp it had laid the groundwork for. Another strong reading for inflation expectations should all but confirm a second consecutive 75bp move later this month.

Canada’s housing market provides strong resilience against spikes in price
We expect the Bank of Canada to implement a 75bp move at its July 13 meeting. The economy is growing strongly, is at record employment levels and its inflation rate is running at 7.7%, the fastest rate since January 1983. The housing market is also red hot while Canada’s strong commodity-producing sectors mean it is far more resilient than most major economies to the spike in prices.

Weakening demand and negative trade balance
Eurozone industry continues to struggle with supply chain problems, while signs of weakening demand have also become more apparent. Both are bad news for a recovery in production although we do see some improvements in supply chains that may help production to catch up in the months ahead. Backlogs of work are still sizable, so don’t expect a sudden drop in May production figures due to weaker demand just yet. Nevertheless, the outlook for industry remains soft at the moment. Also, look out for the trade balance, which is set to be negative again on the back of high energy prices and a difficult export environment.

Developed Markets Economic Calendar

Source: ING

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What are the key global events markets will track this week?

Stock market, BSE, sensex, markets

snapped their three-week winning run last week, marred by increased volatility, after the hiked repo rate by 50 basis points and raised target for FY23.

The sentiment weakened further as global tumbled ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting this week.

Meanwhile, last week the BSE Sensex touched a high of 55,832 early in the week, and thereafter drifted to a low of 54,206, and finally ended the week with a loss of 1,466 points or 2.6 per cent.

The NSE Nifty shed 2.3 per cent to 16,202, and the Bank Nifty dropped 2.2 per cent.

This week, all eyes will be on the US Fed’s two-day monetary policy meeting on June 14 and 15, where investors will track Fed chair Jerome Powell’s outlook on energy prices, and economic recovery.

According to a Reuters poll, the US Fed is expected to hike interest rate by 50 basis points in June and July, with higher probability of a similar rate hike in September.

That apart, Bank of England and Bank of Japan are also slated to take interest rate decisions on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

Back home, will take note of crucial numbers.

The Consumer Price Index-based inflation for May will be announced on Monday, followed by Wholesale Price Index-based inflation on Tuesday.

Technically, weekly trend for the Nifty has turned bearish with its 20-Weekly Moving Average slipping below the -.

The broader trend indicates that the index could slide towards 15,800 – 15,300 if the 50-pack index fails to cross 16,900 level.

Against this backdrop, the NSE Nifty may test its support at 16,000-mark, below which the next significant support is at 15,800.

Similarly, the BSE Sensex may swing in a range of 53,300 to 55,300, with support expected around 53,950 and resistance at 55,050.

Among individual stocks, Bajaj Auto will be in focus ahead of its board meet on June 14 to consider share buyback.

Besides, recently listed LIC India and Prudent Advisory will be on radar as the compulsory 30-day lock-in period for anchor investors will end on June 13 and June 17, respectively.

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Made in Alberta Markets – GlobalNews Events

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