By Laura Sanchez
Investing.com - A busy week in financial markets, with Wall Street reacting lower on investors' fears that the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will adopt a more hawkish policy.
Today, the focus is on the US employment data, one of the Fed's thermometers for gauging the health of the US economy.
Oil prices are on the rise.
The corporate earnings season continues.
Cryptocurrencies are moving lower this morning.
Here are the five factors investors should consider when making their decisions today:
1. US employment report
At 12:30 GMT, the US employment data for April will be released. It is expected that 391,000 new nonfarm payrolls will be created (less than the previous month) and that the unemployment rate will fall to 3.5%, one-tenth of a percentage point lower than in March.
2. Oil rises; corporate earnings
The West presses ahead with its commitment to implement new sanctions on Russia, in particular those related to oil.
3. Cryptocurrencies fall sharply
4. Asia and the American stock market
5. Macroeconomic data
In the US, the Baker Hughes oil rig count will be released and several FOMC members will speak.
Follow the day's events on our economic calendar: https://in.investing.com/economic-calendar/
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