By Laura Sanchez
Investing.com – The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its interest rate decision today.
The European Central Bank (ECB) will also hold a non-monetary policy meeting.
The corporate earnings season is still in full swing.
Oil is trading lower.
Cryptocurrencies move lower this morning.
Here are the five factors investors should consider when making their decisions today:
1. All eyes on the Fed; ECB meeting (non-monetary policy)
This Wednesday, at 18:00 GMT, the Fed will announce its interest rate decision. A 50 basis point hike is expected.
We will also stay tuned for the press conference of Jerome Powell, chairman of the body, scheduled for 18:30 GMT.
On the other hand, the ECB holds a non-monetary policy meeting. It will be at 7:00 GMT.
2. Business results
3. Cryptocurrencies, on the decline
4. Asia and the American stock market
5. Macroeconomic data
The main macroeconomic references include German exports, imports and trade balance, the change in unemployment in Spain, the budget balance in France, as well as a series of composite and services PMIs in Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the Eurozone.
Follow the day’s events on our economic calendar: https://uk.investing.com/economic-calendar/
All Eyes on the Fed: 5 Key Factors to Watch Out For in the Markets on Wednesday