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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Week ahead: NFP; China Caixin; trade; RBA minutes; OPEC+

Goodbye Q1. Hello Q2. The new quarter starts off with US jobs numbers in a time when the market mood is sensitive to any data that might suggest when the Fed is likely to make its first rate cut of this cycle.

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The minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia might prompt volatility for the Australian dollar. OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting takes place 3 April. Plus, watch out for earnings from Sodexo.

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Data expected in the week ahead

In this video, Angeline Ong talks about important economic data and corporate news that we should pay attention to in the upcoming week. On Monday, she highlights some key data from China and Japan, as well as the US manufacturing PMIs. On Tuesday, we can expect the release of minutes from Australia and the consumer price index from Germany. Throughout the week, she also mentions other important data points like factory orders, crude oil inventories, and trade balance numbers.

However, the main focus of the week will be on Friday when the non-farm payrolls report will be released. Additionally, Ong briefly mentions some notable corporate news, such as earnings reports from Hilton Food Group, ConAgra, and Sodexo.

Interview with Tom Sosnoff

Next, we see a conversation with tastylive CEO, Tom Sosnoff, in Chicago. He explains that trading activity has been slow recently due to a long weekend and the end of the quarter. This means that people are adjusting their portfolios to reduce risk and the market has been relatively inactive. Sosnoff believes that the market will change unexpectedly, not necessarily influenced by any particular event.

He also mentions an interesting move by Tesla, where they are offering US customers a one-month free trial of their self-driving technology. Sosnoff suggests that this is an attempt by Tesla to boost sales, as they have been struggling to sell their self-driving software. However, he doubts that many customers will continue with the subscription after the trial period. Comparatively, he argues that Tesla is taking a more experimental approach compared to other car companies.

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