By Laura Sanchez
Investing.com - Markets are trying to return to normal after the recent declines.
Corporate earnings season continues.
The main cryptocurrencies are trading higher.
Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), speaks.
Here are the five factors investors should consider when making their decisions today:
1. Markets: Calm after the storm?
This week's higher than expected US CPI data has brought back fears of more hawkish central bank policy and the possibility of economies facing a new recession.
2. Luis de Guindos (ECB) speaks
At 7:00 GMT, Luis de Guindos , vice-president of the European Central Bank (ECB), will make an appearance and investors will be watching to see if he says anything related to a possible interest rate hike.
Lagarde suggested this week that the hike could come after the end of the purchase program, which is set to expire at the beginning of July this year.
3. Crypto on the rise
The cryptocurrency sector seems to be bouncing back on Friday after this week's heavy losses. The collapse of Terra (LUNA) has also affected stablecoins such as Tether . Bitcoin is trading at $30,000 and Ethereum at $2,000.
4. Asia and the US stock market
5. Macro data
In the US, we will see the University of Michigan consumer confidence and several members of the FOMC will speak.
Follow the day's events on our economic calendar: https://uk.investing.com/economic-calendar/
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