Macro Brief: Plenty of US data but no paradigm shift
Head of Macroeconomic Research
Summary: The latest print on the US economy delivered a surprisingly strong bounce in GDP. However, dig a little deeper and you'll find that the future isn't as rosy as one would think.
Yesterday’s US session was quite surprising with the publication of a stronger Q4 GDP than forecast by the consensus. It reached 2.6% in Q4 versus the 2.2% that was expected, slowing from 3.4% in Q3. It is rather a good print, but it certainly also confirms that the economic slowdown is only starting. Digging into data, non-residential investment held up quite well and equipment investment surged to 6.7%. As widely expected, the shutdown has a limited macroeconomic impact (sliced just 0.1% from quarterly GDP).
Elsewhere, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic (Federal Open Market Committee non-voter) is due to speak in Washington, but don't expect anything market-moving in his speech about the economic outlook and monetary policy,
08:15-09:00 – Eurozone Feb. Manufacturing PMI
08:55 – Germany Feb. Unemployment Change
09:30 – UK Jan. Mortgage Approvals
09:30 – UK Feb. Manufacturing PMI
10:00 – Eurozone Feb. CPI Estimate
10:30 – US Dec. PCE Inflation
13:00 – US Feb. ISM Manufacturing
15.00 – US Feb. University of Michigan Sentiment
Quarterly Outlook Q2 2022
Quarterly Outlook Q2 2022: The End Game has arrived
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The great EUR recovery and the difficulty of trading itIf the terrible fog of war hopefully lifts soon, the conditions are promising for the euro to reprice significantly higher.
Tight commodity markets – turbocharged by war and sanctionsWith supply already tight, commodities keep powering on. But will it last for yet another quarter?
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The Great ErosionInflation is everywhere and central banks try to combat it. But will they get it under control in time?
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