Tuesday 26th April 2022
There’s been a strong risk-off sentiment to the start of the week. NAB’s Taylor Nugent says equity investors belatedly “got the memo” on the Fed’s front-end loading for rate rises. Fears of more lockdowns in China, including Beijing, have added to the uncertainty, even though the fatality rates are low in comparison to many opened-up western nations. It seems China’s zero-COVID focus and the ongoing impacts of the Ukraine war are two issues that won’t slip away anytime soon. US GDP and Australian CPI will be two of the main focuses data-wise this week.