Markets are Fed-focused

Markets are Fed-focused

Markets are Fed-focused World equity markets will be largely focused on this week’s meeting of the Fed’s monetary policy committee and its decision on interest rates in particular.

That’s not to say there aren’t some distractions for investors as Chinese data released over the weekend showed missed targets for industrial production and investments. There is also inflation data from the Eurozone on the way this week.

Asian markets closed mostly lower Monday on caution ahead of the Fed but European markets shrugged off Asia’s sentiment in early trading with gains for most major indexes.

Toronto and New York are expected to open fairly flat.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 16,433.09 (+0.63 per cent) -5.85 per cent -3.26 per cent
TSX Composite 13,461.47 (-0.80 per cent) -5.72 per cent -13.33 per cent
 
Europe (at 6.05am ET)
UK FTSE 6,167.83 (+0.82 per cent) -7.74 per cent -9.39 per cent
German DAX 10,143.15 (+0.19 per cent) -7.66 per cent +5.10 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 3,281.13 (-1.97 per cent) -19.45 per cent +34.56 per cent
Japan Nikkei 17,965.70 (-1.63 per cent) -12.45 per cent +12.65 per cent
 
Other Data (at 6.05am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
47.71
(-0.89 per cent)
44.53
(-0.22 per cent)
1106.30
(+0.27 per cent)
U$0.7556
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7120