By Laura Sanchez
Investing.com - It's the macro event of the week. Today we will see the US employment report.
Investors continue to keep a close eye on Omicron's stock market news.
Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), speaks today.
Crypto trades mixed.
Here are the five factors investors should consider when making their decisions today:
1. US employment report
At 15:30 the US employment report will be published, a faithful thermometer of the US economy's health and one of the US Federal Reserve's ( ) thermometers when it comes to defining its monetary policy strategy.
2. The 'Omicron effect' continues
Stock markets continue to adjust to the updated news on the Omicron variant.
Countries have focused on reinforcing the vaccination campaign and are trying to avoid mass closures for the time being, because of the damage it can do to economic recovery.
3. Lagarde (ECB)
At 10:30, Christine Lagarde, president of the ECB , is scheduled to make an appearance. We will keep an eye on what Lagarde says about the ECB's tapering plans.
4. Asia and the US stock market
5. Macro data
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