By Laura Sanchez
Investing.com – Investors are looking forward to today’s key macroeconomic data, including inflation in Spain and Germany and the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Economic Bulletin.
We will also be watching the earnings season.
Oil is trading lower.
Cryptocurrencies are higher this morning.
Here are the five factors investors should consider when making their decisions:
1. ECB Economic Bulletin; The Guindos speaks
The publication will be published next Thursday at 10:00 AM CEST.
An hour earlier, Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the European Central Bank, will speak.
2. Spanish CPI; operating results
Investors are keeping an eye on Spain’s inflation rate for April. An increase of 9.0% is expected.
The corporate earnings season continues. Apple (NASDAQ:), Amazon (NASDAQ:) and Mastercard (NYSE:) among others will today announce their quarterly results.
3. Cryptocurrencies Restore Positions
The cryptocurrency sector is in the green today. is trading at $39,000 and at $2,800.
4. Asia and the US Stock Market
Positive signs today on major Asian indices. increases by 1.5%. Hong Kong won 1.1% and the Hong Kong won 0.2%.
On Wall Street, the market ended mixed yesterday. The (+0.2%), (-0.01%) and (+0.19%) closed higher.
5. Macro data
The main macroeconomic benchmarks include the , , and , Portugal and , as well as the eurozone and .
In the US we will be adding new .
The South African stock exchange was closed on Wednesday for a holiday. The South African Producer Price Index () is released today.
Follow the events of the day on our economic calendar: https://in.investing.com/economic-calendar/