What will drive the markets this week?
Worries about the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine conflict continued to drive volatility in U.S. equity markets last week, despite a stronger-than-expected recovery in the US jobs market.
Commodity prices surged on supply disruptions, with oil prices hitting an over decade-long high, and wheat prices setting a new record. Meanwhile, Russia’s economy continued to suffer the impact of economic sanctions as credit agencies downgraded Russia’s credit to “junk” as the risk that the country might not be able to repay sovereign debts increases.
This week, investors will review earnings reports from several companies including JD.com, Rivian, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Petco, WeWork, and more.
Markets will also register data on consumer inflation and the state of the U.S. labor market with the Labor Department’s job openings and labor turnover survey (JOLTS).
Monday, March 7:
- Earnings from Squarespace.
- Consumer Credit (January)
Tuesday, March 8:
- Earnings from MongoDB, Olaplex, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Petco, and Bumble.
- NFIB Business Optimism Index (February)
- IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index (March)
- U.S. Wholesale Inventories (January)
- China Consumer Price Index (February)
- China Producer Price Index (February)
- Japan Leading Economic Index (January)
Wednesday, March 9:
- Earnings from Campbell Soup Company and Oatly.
- JOLTS (January)
Thursday, March 10:
- Earnings from JD.com, Rivian, DocuSign, Ulta Beauty, and LegalZoom.
- U.S. Consumer Price Index (February)
- ECB Interest Rate Decision
Friday March 11:
- Earnings from WeWork.
- University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index, preliminary (March)
- China Vehicle Sales (February)
- India Manufacturing and Industrial Production (January).