Weekly comment MM Prime TFI - June 5. 2017
This time the issue of the political risk in the US remained in the background or the market got used to unpredictable Donald Trump. Thus, investors focused on the macroeconomic data readings and the policy of the most important central banks. According to the speeches of the FOMC members, the Fed has wanted to maintain announced pace of the monetary tightening – two more interest rates raises by the end of this year. However, these words had been said before the publication of the payrolls which once again failed. The unemployment rate shrank to 4.3%, whereas the non – farm payrolls stood at 138K vs 185K projected. Of course this does not mean that the Fed will resign from a June interest rates hike, but a series of weaker data from the American economy has been going on - this may be a warning signal.