Macro Briefing: 30 March 2018

Russia orders 60 US diplomats out of country: Reuters
US consumer spending growth lagged income rise for 2nd month: Bloomberg
Consumer Sentiment Index for US advances to highest level since 2004: CNBC
Jobless claims in US fall to lowest level since 1973: MarketWatch
Sentiment reading for the Chicago PMI decreases to 12-mo low: Chicago PMI
Global mergers and acquisitions rise to record high in Q1: Reuters
VIX Index shows US equity market’s volatility nearly doubles in Q1: Bloomberg
Recent slide in big tech stocks has disproportionate effect on broad market: WSJ