The focus is on US inflation and corporate reports

This week, inflation in the United States will be the factor most influencing investor sentiment, believes. Attention to it will increase due to the expected January statistics on personal consumption in the country on Thursday. In addition, the reporting season continues with a number of large companies from the IT and retail sectors releasing their corporate reports.

According to the latest statistical data, prices in the U.S. are steadily rising, the portal writes. This has shaken the hopes of players that the Federal Reserve will soon move to reduce the key rate, which continues to be at its highest level in the last 20 years. Last Friday's comments by New York FRB head John Williams showed skepticism about easing monetary policy too early. At the same time, he said that the regulator is considering this step later this year, despite January data on higher-than-expected inflation and a stronger labor market.