10.03.2015 - Investor sentiment in the US has worsened
US stock indexes yesterday showed moderate growth after a decline on Friday, which was caused by increasing the probability of the Fed raising interest rates this year. In addition, the fall in the markets also caused by the fixation of positions after strong growth last month. Today, the course of trading will be affected by the data on small business optimism (13:00 GMT), wholesale inventories and open vacancies in the US (14:00 GMT). Improving macroeconomic data on the one hand support the market, but on the other hand brings the moment of the Fed raising interest rates, which negatively displayed on the index. We maintain our positive outlook for the medium-term, but look forward to continuing price correction in the near future.
European markets continue to grow gradually, but do not show uniform dynamics. Yesterday we launched a program of quantitative easing in the euro area, according to which will buy the assets of 60 billion euros monthly. After several weeks, can be estimated mechanism of this program. At the moment, the focus is once again on the Greek crisis. Today, the course of trading will be affected by the news from the summit of Eurozone finance ministers. British investors await tomorrow's release of data on industrial production and GDP growth forecast for the UK. We maintain a positive medium-term outlook for European markets.
Markets in the Asia-Pacific region showed a negative trend. The main reason for this was the deterioration in investor sentiment in the United States. Reducing imports in China raises concerns about the business activity in the country. Tomorrow will be published important statistics on industrial production, retail sales and investment in the second largest economy in the world. The Australian market is under pressure from weakness in the labor market, reduced investments in the mining sector and a fall in prices of iron ore, gold and copper. We maintain our medium-term negative outlook on the markets of the region, but the correction may continue in the near future.