Investors will be watching today for inflation data in the United States, one of the thermometers of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) when defining its monetary policy.
Today we also highlight data from the economic bulletin of the European Central Bank (ECB).
The petroleum Mixed quote.
Cryptocurrencies move with rises this morning.
Here are the five factors that investors should consider today when making their decisions:
1. Inflation in the United States
At 14:30 Spanish time we will know the data of December CPI in the United States. The consensus expects a rise of 6.5% year-on-year, and 5.7% in the case of underlying, both lower than the data for the month of November.
2. Economic bulletin of the ECB
The ECB has published this morning the data of its Economic Bulletin, on agency activities and economic forecasts.
3. Crypto on the rise; Coffee falls
The cryptocurrency sector is still trying to recover positions. The Bitcoin It is quoted at $ 18,000 and the Ethereum in the 1,300.
Attentive also to the price of the U.S. coffee these days. Today it moves at 142 dollars.
4. Asia and the American stock market
Positive sign today in the main Asian indices. The Nikkei quotes flat, the Hang Seng of Hong Kong gains 0.4% and the Shanghai Composite 0.2% is recorded.
As for Wall Street, the market also ended in the green yesterday. The closures of the S&P 500 (+1.2%), NASDAQ (+1.7%) and Dow Jones (+0,8%).
5. Macro data
Among the macroeconomic references in Europe, the German Current Account Balance and a Auction of Spanish 3-year bonds.
In the United States we will know the Natural gas reserves and the New applications for unemployment benefit.