The Federal Reserve minutes will be reported this Wednesday. Investors will focus on their view of the economy, interest rate hikes, and the Trump administration’s reform plans.
On Thursday, the President of China is meeting with Trump in Florida where they will discuss trade. Last year, the US imported $462 billion worth of goods from China, more than from the entire 28-country European Union. Concerns have been centered around Trump's potentially aggressive trade policies with China which could aggravate markets.
On Friday, at 8:30 AM ET, the jobs report for the month of March will be released. The unemployment rate is expected to stay the same at 4.7%.
Interestingly, the S&P 500 has performed best in April over the last 50 years, followed by December. Of course, such studies won't help you make money in the markets, but could instead derail you from your focus which should be on your portfolio, on your stock watch lists, and on your ETFs if you are market timing.
At Virtue of Selfish Investing, our buying and selling strategies have worked very well over the last few years in these QE-manipulated markets by keeping risk to a minimum. Our Focus List reports showcase our various strategies:
As for QE, rest assured it is still influencing US markets since the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank are still aggressively printing money. Such capital finds its way into the tallest standing midget which has been the US market.