Tuesday, January 21st at 8:00 GMT until Friday 24th at 17:00 GMT
World Economic Forum Annual Meetings
Trump is in Davos and there will be many questions about the current deal between the US and China. More importantly, investors are going to keep a close eye on whether or not he can provide any clues for any further deals with China?
Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, will also be in Davos. Investors are going to gauge her stance with respect to Brexit and the relation of the EU with the UK beyond Brexit. If she shows more optimism, this could move the European markets: DAX, Stox 50 and the FTSE 100 index.
It will be intriguing to see how European leaders will behave with Ren Zhengfei, Huawei Technologies founder. Remember, the UK is already thinking of developing a better relationship with the company which means better relationship with China.
The underlying messages have the ability to bring some serious volatility for the equity and forex markets.
Wednesday, January 22nd at 15:00 GMT
BoC Interest Rate Decision
The BoC Governor Stephen Poloz commented earlier this month that the "potential downside risks" to the global economy, due to the US-China trade war, have reduced. Late last year, market watchers were pricing a 25 bps rate cut from the BOC in Q1 2020, but given the change of fundamentals, these expectations have been declining.
Whilst no change in policy is expected at this meeting, investors and traders alike will try and assess the BOC policymakers take on the future of monetary policy, which could swing the Canadian Dollar either ways.
Will policymaker reassure traders? Or will they weigh on the CAD?
Tuesday, January 21st AMC
Netflix Quarterly Earnings
In a world-first, a streaming service grabbed the most nominations, totalling 24 Oscar nominations for the big awards ceremony, but its new mainstreaming rival, Wal Disney Co./Fox, closed in with 23 nominations under their belt. 2019 was yet another year of successes for Netflix, but its stock was the worst performing among FAANG over the last 12 months.
Investors will focus primarily on operating and subscriber growth metrics to determine how well it is performing against its new streaming rivals Apple and Walt Disney.
Will the results please investors? Or will traders be disappointed?
Expected EPS: $0.502 (average). Earnings have surprised to the upside 4 times out of 4 in the past year. Expected Revenue: $5.45B (average).
Prepare for Netflix QE.
Thursday, January 23rd AMC
Intel Quarterly Earnings
This veteran of the sector has made clear choices for the future, leaving the 5G smartphone modem business, but positioning remarkably well for other 5G applications – especially in the automotive industry - which will become increasingly important with the rollout of 5G this year. This bodes well for Intel, which is already developing the next generation of products that are expected to bring strong revenues from technologies spanning from the Internet of Things, to 5G and self-driving vehicles.
Will traders be convinced by Intel's potential? Or will they remain cautious and stick to the present?
Expected EPS: $1.25 (average). Earnings have surprised to the upside 4 times out of 4 in the past year. Expected Revenue: $19.22B (average).
Prepare for Intel's QE.