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A week facing big central bank signals

Valérie Noël, head of trading at Syz Group, discusses the potential effects of central bank meetings in the US, UK, Switzerland and Japan this week, as macro triggers continue to be a major driver of directionality and volatility.

In the US the Federal Reserve’s current policy could trigger a relief rally In equities and rates. However, as always, Jay Powell’s comments will be very impactful as well.

Noel discusses the likelihood of rate changes in other markets, the importance of communication by governors, and looking ahead, the effect of the shift to T+1 settlement, followed by an MSCI rebalancing a few days later on overseas investors buying US assets.